Decapping Problem with Wolf Primers

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Decapping Problem with Wolf Primers

Post by steve_podleski on Thu Sep 10, 2015 11:22 am

Lately I have been having problems decapping 45ACP brass with Wolf Primers.  The whole spent primer is not removed; only the cap of the problem is removed which leaves the sides of the primers in the primer hole resulting in a crimp-like primer hole.  [img]http://s1166.photobucket.com/user/Steve_Podleski/media/P1010975_zps4rrxhffx.jpg.html?filters[user]=131740739&filters[recent]=1&sort=1&o=0[/img]   I have this  problem with several brands of brass.  Has anyone else had this problem?

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Re: Decapping Problem with Wolf Primers

Post by rich.tullo on Thu Sep 10, 2015 1:26 pm

I have the same problem with them once , I forgot the fix. I thought it was brass specific or an over pressure issue. 

Try cleaning the primer pockets before reloading. 

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Re: Decapping Problem with Wolf Primers

Post by DavidR on Thu Sep 10, 2015 4:05 pm

are you wet tumbling the brass?  if so that's your problem, no lubrication on the brass, its hard on the dies too. hornady spray case lube will fix it, or if media tumbling add some liquid car wax to the media, cases deprime and load so much easier.

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Re: Decapping Problem with Wolf Primers

Post by STEVE SAMELAK on Thu Sep 10, 2015 4:23 pm

I thought the standard practice was to decap befor wet tumbling.

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Re: Decapping Problem with Wolf Primers

Post by DavidR on Thu Sep 10, 2015 5:36 pm

STEVE SAMELAK wrote:I thought the standard practice was to decap befor wet tumbling.

yes, and it will completely dry the pocket out, making a primer really stick in there tight when primed, so after shooting you can have his problem getting them to come out.

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Re: Decapping Problem with Wolf Primers

Post by Rob Kovach on Thu Sep 10, 2015 9:38 pm

If you wet tumble the brass with the wax car soap that I described in the other thread, the waxy residue is in the primer pocket also.  Everything runs easier with the wax.

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Re: Decapping Problem with Wolf Primers

Post by steve_podleski on Thu Sep 10, 2015 11:55 pm

I do not wet tumble; I use corn cob media but I will try the the liquid car wax idea.  Never had this problem before in 25 years of handloading but I have used Wolf primers only recently....very strange!
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Re: Decapping Problem with Wolf Primers

Post by Virgil Kane on Fri Sep 11, 2015 8:16 am

Well I have wet tumbled for years, 38's, 45's, 5.56 and all my other brass rifle and pistol. I have never had a problem with a sticking primer, ever. But then I will not use Wolf primers. Let's face facts, rifle cartridges run at a much higher pressure than pistol cartridges and if there is going to be a problem with sticking primers it would rear it's ugly head with rifle cartridges long before any pistol cartridges. I have never had a problem with wet tumbled cases being "sticky" either. I run carbide resizing dies for all my pistol cartridges and I will agree that spraying them with One Shot or some similar lubricant makes things run smoother but running them dry doesn't harm the brass "or primer pocket" in the least. My rifle cartridges are always lubed being bottleneck cartridges, the old fashion way with a pad and no lube on or in the primer pocket. Cartridge cases are made from brass as are primer cups. Brass on brass is self lubricating. Is it possible that Wolf primer cups are NOT made from brass?

I would say that if you never had any problems before with other make primers and now you do with Wolf primers that Wolf primers are the problem.

Just my opinion


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Re: Decapping Problem with Wolf Primers

Post by Dr.Don on Fri Sep 11, 2015 10:26 am

We can make some excuses for them in terms of how we handle the brass, but I think the primers are defective and I would not use them.  I've been reloading various cartridges since I was about 17 and I have never seen a primer do this.

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Re: Decapping Problem with Wolf Primers

Post by BE Mike on Fri Sep 11, 2015 10:44 am

I've only used a few Wolf primers in small rifle configuration. I did find them slightly oversize, but I didn't have this problem. I too, have been reloading since the early 70's and have never seen this happen. I would consider this particular batch to be defective. I would contact Wolf. I doubt that Wolf will make good on these, but I may be wrong. I know that ammo and reloading components are scarce, but if you have the option, switch to one of the big three U.S. brands.

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Re: Decapping Problem with Wolf Primers

Post by steve_podleski on Fri Sep 11, 2015 1:21 pm

I have used Wolf primers for rifle for many years and did not have any problem (except for some tight fits) which is why I tried Wolf primers for pistol.  I will contact Wolf if I can find a contact email or phone number.

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