Reloading question

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    Reloading question

    I am new to the reloading world. I have about 1000 rounds created under my belt. Tonight I ran into a situation where I am needing some help/guidance

    Scenario: I am using a Lee Ergo Primer tool to load up my 45ACP brass that I have just cleaned and de-primed. What I didn't notice is that some 45ACP Federal Brass with the small pistol primer casings were in my brass. So I am priming away and one doesn't seat right away. I wasn't mashing down but I obviously did it hard enough for the primer to get stuck. Here are some images:
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    The brass is now stuck on the attachment. My question is, how do I dislodge it without setting off the primer? I tried some basic movements with a pen but being that it's 11pm I didn't want to risk it going off and scaring the DW and 2 DD's half to death.

    Should I get some needle-nose pliers or is this a throw it away and go buy another Lee #2 attachment.

    Thoughts?

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    DW, DD???

    First don a pair of safety glasses, and then find a punch that will fit through flash hole, then don safety glasses and use a small hammer to tap out the primer then install the proper size primer.
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    Yeah, while it is advised to not deprime live primers, I have done it many many times with no issues.

    Find a punch and press it out (key word being press and not hit with hammer)

    Put on glasses and if your really worried about it wear a pair of leather gloves... even if it went off there simply isn't enough force to really cause any damage...

    Hope this helps, I wouldn't worry too much about it, but definitely glad you asked, better to be safe than sorry...
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    Yep, john's got the answer. If you want another layer of "belt and suspenders", squirt some WD40 into the case to contaminate and desensitize the primer before you gently decap.
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    Pull the depriming pin out of your rezizing die and use it to push the primer out,If you have to tap it a little it probably won't set it off,Ive deprimed quite a few cases in 10 years of reloading and never had one go off yet,if it does it's gonna be a little bang,wear safety glasses and gloves.
    In the future sort the brass,ever since they started going to small primers in some 45acp I been having to look at the primers before I reload them to make sure they are all the same primer size.....Carry On
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    Quote Originally Posted by msgt/ret View Post
    DW, DD???
    Sorry these are standard abbreviations on some other forums that I frequent

    DW = Dear Wife
    DD = Dear Daughter
    DS = Dear Son
    and so on.

    This is certainly a lesson learned. Thanks for all the feedback.
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    Having considered the value of a live primer and the brass involved here (one each) I would just can both and move on.

    In the future when at this juncture in the reloading process take extra special heavy duty probationary care and hopefully the incident you have described to us will never occur again.
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    Yo HuggyBear... you're cluing us all to your age...gray hair or worse NO HAIR...a tad too much Starsky and Hutch reruns in your youth yes?

    I'd bet you're still listening to Old Rock on a 8 track aincha?
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    I've deprimed live primers before, but the easiest thing to do is drop the primed case in water for a moment and then run thru a resizer die. The water will "de-arm" the primer, but take safety precautions regardless. It's no big deal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NONAME762 View Post
    Yo HuggyBear... you're cluing us all to your age...gray hair or worse NO HAIR...a tad too much Starsky and Hutch reruns in your youth yes?

    I'd bet you're still listening to Old Rock on a 8 track aincha?
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    Good catch on the reference.

    Nope on the 8-track ... streaming the tunes ... and yes gray hair is beginning to attack. I blame it on teenage daughters.

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    Call NONAME's ordnance disposal. He will probably dig an 8 foot deep hole with a backhoe and bury it.
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