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  • Help for a newbie

     james updated 11 months, 1 week ago 2 Members · 5 Posts
  • james

    June 14, 2021 at 10:21 am

    I want to make some keychains out of cheap steel case 7.62×39. My plan was to buy a bullet puller to get the bullet out and then I can pour the powder out. My main problem is the primer as I do not know how I could get it out. I don’t have a reloading die and have no interest in buying one any time soon, so is there any way I can get the primer out without detonating it? I know they are berdan primers which are supposedly more difficult to get out. Also, how could I get the bullet back in firmly?

  • farcide3

    June 14, 2021 at 10:21 am

    Im not sure about the primer but a dude i know just crimped the bullet but you can use some super strong glue according to him.

  • censorshipftw

    June 14, 2021 at 10:21 am

    Go to a local range and pick up some?

  • Thrall_babybear

    June 14, 2021 at 10:21 am

    [Hydraulic depriming](

    The water *should* render the primers inert long enough to get them out. However, I would pop them in a rifle after I pulled the bullet and powder.

  • Superb_Raccoon

    June 14, 2021 at 10:21 am

    Have you considered nickled brass?


    Buy projectiles:


    Note there are color options for tips, if that is of interest

    You could rig something up to press the projectile in, or get a used reloader from Ebay and pay under a 100 to make it easier on yourself

    Lee hand press loader:


    and a set of 223 dies would set you back unde4 $100.

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