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    federal brass and lee auto prime

    just reloaded 20prvi cases using cci primers with no problems, decided to reload a couple of federal cases and compare the results using same load with different cases.
    tried priming the brass but could not get the primers to seat huge resistance when compressing the trigger on the auto prime.
    Anybody any ideas why.
    Sinbad

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    Sinbad

    A couple of questions:

    Are these Federal .223 rounds that you are reloading? Were the primers originally crimped in? Have you used a small primer pocket uniformer on the primer pockets? Do you still have some of the original factory Federal ammo?

    http://www.sinclairintl.com/.aspx/pi...ket_Uniformers

    If the ammunition has a military crimp, one of the following gadgets will fix the primer pocket.

    http://www.sinclairintl.com/.aspx/pi...t_Swager_Combo

    Regards JCS
    Last edited by jcampbellsmith; 27-09-2011 at 21:42. Reason: swager

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    Sinbad

    If the ammunition has a military crimp, one of the following gadgets will fix the primer pocket.

    http://www.midwayuk.com/apps/eproduc...eItemID=880694

    however, it's not worth getting something like this for dealing with a few cases. If you had several hundred cases, then it might be an idea to purchase a swager, but for 40 cases, I would just bin them.

    Regards JCS
    Last edited by jcampbellsmith; 27-09-2011 at 22:01. Reason: changed the url to one that might work?

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    I had the same problem,did you also get a small moon shaped mark on the base of the brass too? I binned the brass I had.

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    Thanks for the replies.
    Just checked some hornady cases, same problem as the federals
    Hi chicken man, The marks were LC09 and a circle with a cross in it mate.
    Sinbad

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