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Found out I need to tap the shell on the bench after cleaning the primer pocket and keep an eye out for debris in the primer holder. Had a small brass shaving fall in there before I placed the new primer. When setting the new primer that tiny brass shaving dented the primer. Glad it didn't go off. Got the air hose to make sure this doesn't happen again.
I had to add a shelf above the bench to hold my extra dies and such this weekend. Finally getting things rounded up and organized to start running. Just need some small pistol primers and CFE pistol powder so I can start banging those out as well.
I have loaded up some of the .223 but need to hit the range and see if I want to adjust the load. If everything works then I'll lock it in and start rolling. Have to find out if the Den in Shelby has the pistol powder or if I'll have to look elsewhere for that yet. Already deprimed the pistol rounds so they are just waiting on me to get powder to run them.
Just saw this adam... glad you're reloading. The pic you posted of the bad primers caught my interest. Are you swaging primer pockets? The cases you showed in your pic were lake city brass (federal), lake city crimps their primers like a NATO round. The old crimps need to be removed. I tried using a deburring tool but didnt like the fact that I was removing brass from the pocket. I picked up an rcbs swaging die and it works great. You're welcome to borrow it if you like.