Bleeding primers

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Old March 10th, 2009, 05:25 PM   #1
 
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I just picked up about 50 rounds of fresh-fired S & B 9mm brass at the range today and they all have red "blood" around the primer and primer pocket. Is there a reason, story, or meaning behind this? I've never fired S & B rounds nor reloaded the brass, and was just wondering why...
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Old March 10th, 2009, 05:35 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by ontrack' post='195157' date='Mar 11 2009, 01:25 AM
I just picked up about 50 rounds of fresh-fired S & B 9mm brass at the range today and they all have red "blood" around the primer and primer pocket. Is there a reason, story, or meaning behind this? I've never fired S & B rounds nor reloaded the brass, and was just wondering why...


The 'blood' is actually blood. S&B has a long history of sacrificing their workers to the machines to continue cranking out good ammo at a reasonable price. By keeping the machines' thirst for blood satiated, they never break down, thus cutting the maintainance costs associated with it.



No, really, it's primer sealer, used to keep moisture out of the cartridge. It doesn't affect the loadability of it at all.
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Old March 10th, 2009, 05:41 PM   #3
 
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It is just a primer sealer. The red will scrub off the gun and the brass reloads fine.
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Old March 11th, 2009, 10:10 AM   #4
 
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WWB was that way at one time. Red blood all over the primer. Not sure if they stopped sealing there primers or went to a clear sealer. I think it was about the same time there primers changed from silver to gold.
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The thing is they may come out hard the first time to load them??
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That's what I love about this forum. Somebody always knows the answer. Thanks very much guys, now I know too!



FieroCDSP, I was hoping it had something to do with sacrificing virgins, but your answer was good, too!
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Old March 11th, 2009, 12:49 PM   #7
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I just bought 2 cases of S&B 9mm from a guy local for $380. Haven't shot any of it yet.
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S & B must not be real popular around here, because I've only seen it it in 1 gun store out of 8 in my local area. But I know 50 rounds of their bleeding brass are getting ready to be reloaded...
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It has been found that Czechoslovakians have been loading their ammo with the blood of saints for use against vampires for years. Oh... The blood is a pretty good moisture seal as well.
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I was hoping it had something to do with sacrificing virgins, but your answer was good, too!


Try finding a virgin in Europe. Workers are cheaper and easier to come by.
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No virgins were harmed to make this photo...



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Old March 15th, 2009, 03:38 PM   #12
 
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I will say this about the S&B's-their primer pockets are cleaner than any handgun brass that I've loaded yet. That virgin blood must do the trick!
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