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Old April 5th, 2017, 11:21 AM   #16
 
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I don't know we're you're buying primers, but I know I don't shop there.

Cabelas is cheaper than that. You must shop at Bass Pro.
Cabelas IS Bass Pro.



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Old April 5th, 2017, 11:33 AM   #17
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A couple thoughts. First I'd set them aside and let them dry naturally. You mentioned they weren't submerged, just "splashed", so I doubt if they got wet enough to harm anything. Then I'd reload them. If you have a failure to fire, no harm no foul, just go on to the next cartridge. If you choose to remove them, just resize/decap as usual, just don't forcefully ram the case up into the die, easy does it.
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We're only talking five primers here, just dump 'em and proceed.
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I don't know we're you're buying primers, but I know I don't shop there.

Cabelas is cheaper than that. You must shop at Bass Pro.
No I don't shop at Bass Pro or Cabelas, I don't have a use for either one of them. I strictly shop at Grafs in St Charles, been using them for over 25 years, The extra money on primers can't replace the friendships that have been formed over the years and knowledge in that shop.

Do the sales people at Cabelas know you by name and ask how the family is doing when you go there? Probably not.



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[QUOTE=Mark204;3023241]No I don't shop at Bass Pro or Cabelas, I don't have a use for either one of them. I strictly shop at Grafs in St Charles, been using them for over 25 years, The extra money on primers can't replace the friendships that have been formed over the years and knowledge in that shop.

Do the sales people at Cabelas know you by name and ask how the family is doing when you go there? Probably not.


I've been to Graf's many times. They kept me reloading during the last crisis when I got caught without primers. They are good people.
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I recently needed a picture of where my firing pins were hitting in my derringer. I had a mis-machined barrel. I sent the pictures to the manufacturer for their service people. I fired the primers, and was surprised when my wife came running out of the house to see what caused all that noise. They are loud! (I had my "ears" on, though.)

I have not had experience with wet primers. I have, however, accidentally de-capped some, without a single pop. My stupidity scared me, but I have learned here, that there is nothing really to fear if you are quite careful with the press. I think you have gotten a lot of good, sound, advice.
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I don't think the cost of 5 primers is the main reason for this thread. It's more of a learning experience, a step above a "what if" question, and worthy of serious answers.

I believe primers have a seal under the anvil against the priming compound. This seal will keep most water (and oil) away from the compound. Also I believe the compound itself is water soluble and if not washed out of the cup, and it is allowed to dry, it'll work...
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I've been watching this discussion and it seems the advice given is sound. I would let them dry and fire them as blanks simply because if they don't function normally you could end up with a fail to fire or worse a squib. Firing them as blanks will answer the will they work question. I just think the labor and cost of components while small, are in jeopardy.

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