Well, just in case the title of this post was misleading, I'm not having a problem with primers detonating - rather, I've got an increasingly large pile of squashed, dented or otherwise fubar-ed primers sitting around in my garage that I want to detonate.
Unfortunately, until recently, the priming tool on my press was slightly (and increasingly) misaligned, so until I worked out the problem and bent it back into shape, I was squashing them in at random angles at a rate of about 1 for every 2 cases.
My question is simple - if I hit them, whilst wearing appropriate safety specs, one at a time with a reasonably large and heavy hammer on an anvil or equivalent, am I likely to suffer any consequences other than a little ringing in my ears?
I've read about dunking them in oil - about 50% of people say it doesn't work and nobody seems to be able to say what it is about the oil that's supposed to kill them, so I'm not going to rely on that. I could bury them, but that involves digging holes and seems a lot less fun.
Note that I can't put these in cases and fire them in the rifle as they're the mangled ones I haven't been able to extract and re-use correctly.
Anyone have any thoughts about whether this ideas is, if not entirely safe, then manageable / survivable?