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June 25, 2007, 15:04
I just came across this article about a hydraulic primer removal tool.
Looks like anyone with a lathe could make one.
June 25, 2007, 15:31
MIke, I've got a 5/16 bolt tapered and turned down to a snug fit in empty cases. I fill the case with water, set the case on a nut, insert the bolt to fit, and give it a wack. It doesn't take much of a wack to pop out the primers. It isn't complicated, and didn't take much effort to build the decapper. I tried to build the setup on surplus rifles, but found it easier, and quicker with the minimal setup.
June 25, 2007, 20:37
If you're planning on decapping any amount of berdan primed cases, Forget the hydraulic method. Buy an RCBS berdan decapper. I've done thousands with one at a high rate of speed. Just get some extra pins.
I'm still looking for a way to decap and reclaim live berdan primers safely. Any ideas on that?
Where are you finding primers? I need some 217
July 03, 2007, 10:51
check you PM's
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