When I first started reloading in my late teens (several decades ago) I had quite a bit of trouble with my primers. Lots of duds. Somewhere in the scheme of things someone told me I shouldn't pick them up with my fingers. I've always had oily somewhat acidic skin so it made sense to me. I started using a pair of cheep metal tweezers and or flip trays. And my incidence of dud primers has dropped to virtually none.If I remember correctly I shouldn't touch primers with my hands. How do you all handle yours? Latex gloves? Tweezers?
+1 Been doing the same thing.Bountyhunter, Although It's best not to have oil or grease on your hands since it's plain danged messy and "might" cause problems, I've been touching and picking up primers with my fingers every since I've been reloading. Only problems I've had was a few that weren't seated all the way in the early years and occasionally getting one in backward when using the Lee Auto prime and not checking before loading. It's a heckuva lot harder to kill a primer today than some think