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Reusing Primers

The Firearms Blogs has an interesting video on reloading your own primers, using the ignition compound from matches.

4 Responses to “Reusing Primers”

  1. SayUncle says:

    guys at arfcom tried it. didn’t work.

  2. Matt Groom says:

    If you want to reuse primers, the best thing to do is to make your own Lead Styphnate, which is a PITA, but not as difficult as shaving match heads I can tell you that. The biggest problem is getting proper lab equipment, like beakers and glass rods, as well as obtaining Stypnic Acid. Other acids will work, but for every substitute you make for proper materials, the more you increase the probability that your efforts are wasted by primers that don’t work.

    Bully for the guy for making a video, but this is probably the worst method for making primers I’ve seen.

  3. gene says:

    I have heard of this before. During the 1930s people would reload 22 rimfire using match heads. While it did work, it was not very reliable.

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