I was doing some reloading and came across something I have never seen before. One of these is not like the others:
I found this primer without an anvil in the first 1000 of a case of 5000. I’ll be watching for this sort of anomaly in the future. But it’s not something I have seen before in reloading over 60,000 rounds so the odds of it being of critical importance is a little low. Not that I would necessarily have caught it before, but I’m going to do my best to make sure I catch flaws like this from now on. I just never imagined I should inspect the primers before using them.
These are primers I purchased five to ten years ago so I doubt there are many, if any, from this lot still “in the wild”.