Primer question

Discussion in 'Vintage Topic Archive (Sept - 2009)' started by Evil Ernie, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. Quick question:
    How loud are primers when there is no powder or bullet in the casing? I'm trying to make some better dummy rounds, and found out the hard way that expended brass isn't the answer. So I thought if I use my bulletpuller to extract the bullet and powder, I can discharge the primer and have a fresh casing thats not been expanded by regular firing. Can this be done safely in my garage or should I do this at the range?
  2. At the range would be safer of course, just in case something went wrong. However, I have done this in my carport before and it sounds as loud as a cap gun going off. Hope this helps.

    Just make sure you get as much powder out of the case as possible before you pop that primer or you'll get a nice fireball out of the muzzle.