Many years ago after cleaning the breech plug on my muzzle loader I wanted to be sure the flash hole was clear for a hunt the next morning. I put a 209 primer in it and pointed it at the cement wall in my basement figuring when I fired it id see some gas from the primer come out the muzzle and I'd know for sure the flash hole was clear. I pulled the trigger and blam! A few tiny pieces of concrete flew all over the basement and my ears were ringing a little.......wife comes running down the stairs screaming "what happened"?!?! She turned the corner toward my reloading/gun cleaning area......I couldn't do anything but stand there a and blink and say "sorry sweetie.....wasn't expecting that".Why not just put the shell in a wheel gun and fire off the primer ? Or did I miss something It's not like your trying to save the primer anyway .
She wanted to crucify me.