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  • bmnloader

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    I picked this up at the range this weekend but I've never seen one with primer holes like this. I've only reloading hangun shells for a few years but........maybe it's more common than I think. I dont think there is a center hole.

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    rsayloriii

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    Yup, it's Berdan. Nothing new. Mostly imported ammo. Usually steel cased, but not always. Can be reloaded, but not as easy as boxer primed.
     

    Deavis

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    They are typcially standard on steel imports and aluminum (Blazer) ammunition. Lately, Blazer has been using boxer primers so punching out aluminun using a berdan primer check isn't as effective as it used to be. Pitch it and move on, not worth loading.
     
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    An interesting bit of trivia, at least to me, is that the Berdan primer used in Europe was developed by an American, Col. Berdan.

    The Boxer primer used in the US was developed by a Brit, Col. Boxer.
     

    Moonpie

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    Gunz are icky.
    Yes, see it all the time.
    Berdan cases can be reloaded but it is a real chore. Special tools and primers needed.
     
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