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Title: pulled tracer question
Post by: fnfnc64 on January 30, 2009, 05:32:20 pm
Anyone here ever loaded pulled tracer bullets? I have a bunch of 53 gr M196 red tip I got a while back at a gun show. Was wondering what powder works best ect. Also, any good cheep ways to remove primer crimps on cases? I need to start using up the brass I have been collecting for a million years since its not easy to find loaded ammo at a decent price anymore.
Title: Re: pulled tracer question
Post by: THE NORSEMAN on January 31, 2009, 07:26:00 pm
Well the dillon pocket swadger isn't cheap, but it works awesome.  Other options are the RCBS unit(which works ok, I use mine quite a bit), or you can cut the crimp off by hand with a cmamfer tool. 

As far as powder, I'd imagine BCL-2 would be fine. 
Title: Re: pulled tracer question
Post by: K.W. on February 07, 2009, 09:51:14 am
 I use VihtaVuori powders. I think yuo don´t.  Primer crimp, I take off with Mora knife. :whistle
Title: Re: pulled tracer question
Post by: MarshallDodge on February 10, 2009, 05:23:06 pm
I use VihtaVuori powders. I think yuo don´t.  Primer crimp, I take off with Mora knife. :whistle
I guess all the money you saved on the primer tool you can put toward powder.  ;D

I use a Hornady primer pocket reamer tool:
http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct/?productnumber=804809 (http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct/?productnumber=804809)

I use it to get the primer pocket square and then deburr the edge with a 3/8" drill bit in my cordless drill.
Title: Re: pulled tracer question
Post by: K.W. on February 14, 2009, 11:48:14 am
 I shall to tell my secret: I never, ever use cases with crimped primers. But if, then Mora knife  ;)