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Thread: Leaving cases primed ready to load later

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    Leaving cases primed ready to load later

    Probably a stupid question but is there any problem priming cases and leaving them to be loaded at a much later date. I've got a 100 cases but just about to develop my loads, I want to prep all the cases (size, trim, prime) and leave them ready to fill as and when.

    I'm guessing there isn't a problem with this as the primers aren't exactly packaged to protect them from the elements when you buy them.

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    i put them in a mtm box so nowt can get in them and put them in the safe .

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    id store them primer up so nothing can crawl or drop in to case but apart from that no worries
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    Quote Originally Posted by paul o' View Post
    i put them in a mtm box so nowt can get in them and put them in the safe .
    Yeah got some RCBS ammo boxes, was going to use them.

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    Tim
    It seems an odd thing to do to me. What will you do if you ever decide to change primers? Or to do some further brass prep?
    Regards JCS

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcampbellsmith View Post
    Tim
    It seems an odd thing to do to me. What will you do if you ever decide to change primers? Or to do some further brass prep?
    Regards JCS
    Not intending to change primers (sticking with CCI's), anyway for hunting I can't see the primers making a lot of difference, I'm not shooting F-class.

    What further brass prep will I need to do, they'll already be cleaned, sized and trimmed.

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    Not saying you need to do, but you might decide to do (and not necessarily in this order): primer pocket uniforming, flash hole uniforming, case neck turning, neck sizing, case mouth flaring, case mouth deburring, annealing, blah, blah, blah.

    Or you could just go ahead as you are and forget the .01" group reduction.

    Now, I do all the above stuff including the blah blahs - because I like to.

    Over to you.
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    Can't see a problem so long as you label them up clearly in case you do anything funky with primers (eg if you use different primers, especially standard and magnum) for different loads as pressures can vary substantially.

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    I always leave the cases primed and store in a Tupperware box.

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    If i have cases primed that have been stored i always use a light and check inside the cases or cases which have been sorted by weight takes 2seconds to double check & A SPLIT SECOND FOR IT ALL TO GO WRONG

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