Okay, while we are talking about primers and safety, I have a couple of questions. I don't reload yet, because I am still at the book learning stage. I have learned a lot by reading the posts on here. I really appreciate the information regarding safety issues. Thanks guys.
One of my surplus 8mm Mauser cartridge failed to fire. I cycled it through the rifle a second time - no bang. I used a kenetic puller to pull the bullet and emptied out the powder. Then I stopped, waiting for my knowledge to catch up. I want to make it into a dummy load. How do I safely remove the possibly live primer? From what I am reading here, I don't.
I would also like to make some dummy cartridges for my Mosins. Would it be possible to pull the bullets from the surplus ammo, dump out the powder, and then fire the primers in a rife, without hurting anything? Yeah, I know it is difficult to pull bullets from surplus ammo. I was afraid I was going to break my puller removing the bullet from that Mauser case. I might buy one of those other kinds of pullers to do this.