Hand primer gave up today

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Hand primer gave up today

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Post by hawk44 » Sun Dec 04, 2016 4:39 pm

I've had it for 20+ years and it's worked well (lee with the round tray).
In looking at the new ones and their reviews becomes confusing, though I'm leaning towards the RCBS universal hand primer.
I would like to here from people that have used them (any type). I'm looking at worth, ease of use and will last me 20 some odd years again.
thanks for any input

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Post by warnmar10 » Sun Dec 04, 2016 4:49 pm

I'm pretty happy with this one: http://www.sinclairintl.com/reloading-e ... 37732.aspx

I'm thinking about handing it down to my son and getting one of these for myself: http://www.xxicsi.com/stainless-steel-priming-tool.html

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Post by AndyC » Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:21 am

Whoa - that 21st Century tool is niiiiice! Just as I thought I was becoming satisfied with what I have... :lol:
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Post by WildBill » Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:28 am

AndyC wrote:Whoa - that 21st Century tool is niiiiice! Just as I thought I was becoming satisfied with what I have... :lol:
AndyC That is a beautiful looking priming tool. You gotta have it! :mrgreen:
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Post by warnmar10 » Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:06 am

AndyC wrote:Whoa - that 21st Century tool is niiiiice! Just as I thought I was becoming satisfied with what I have... :lol:
I have a couple of 21st Century items, I am very happy with them.

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Post by SRO1911 » Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:33 am

The newer lee square tray is a definite improvement.
If you call lee theu will probably just send you a new one - they did me.
Then i went and bought another so i dont have to switch trays between small/large.
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Post by george » Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:35 am

I use one from K&M with a dial indicator on it for bench rest loads.
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Post by AndyC » Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:08 am

WildBill wrote:
AndyC wrote:Whoa - that 21st Century tool is niiiiice! Just as I thought I was becoming satisfied with what I have... :lol:
AndyC That is a beautiful looking priming tool. You gotta have it! :mrgreen:
Hush, you enabler :lol:
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Post by SRO1911 » Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:22 am

warnmar10 wrote:I'm pretty happy with this one: http://www.sinclairintl.com/reloading-e ... 37732.aspx

I'm thinking about handing it down to my son and getting one of these for myself: http://www.xxicsi.com/stainless-steel-priming-tool.html
I have the Sinclair version as well, its a great tool- except for haveing to handle every single primer.
When i shot nbrsa and did a lot of loading at the bench it was my go to, until I dropped a bowl of 205m's - after that i went back to the lee.
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Post by rotor » Fri Dec 30, 2016 5:54 pm

Just bought and used the RCBS Universal. Very Nice, no shell holder required.$59.80 with tax from Amazon and there is a $10 RCBS mail in rebate good until end of 2016. Worked very well for me. There also is a RCBS cheaper one but it needs shell holders.

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Post by Beiruty » Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:36 pm

I am happy with LEE with new priming square trays and the new triangular flip trays . LEE Classic tool works very well. I also use Hornady AP priming with the case feeder to accelerate depriming/sizing and priming of 9mm cases.
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Re: Hand primer gave up today

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Post by TexasJohnBoy » Sat Dec 31, 2016 12:54 am

I've got a Hornady hand priming tool, pretty basic but I'm happy. Don't have to touch primers and it's one of those "just works" kind of deals.

You do have to swap trays between large and small, but I only load small right now so my care level for that is pretty small.
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Re: Hand primer gave up today

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Post by romeofox » Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:02 pm

Whooaa nooo stop!

When you say "it gave up the ghost" what parts do I need to stock up on???

This one caught my eye...I had no idea the Lee Precision Hand Priming tool (auto-priming) round tray is no longer being produced!!! I panicked and went to Google and found its true! I've been Lee single stage loading since '85 and never,,,EVER thought I wouldn't be able to replace a worn part, let alone my primer tool. Granted I never figured out how to get more than 50 primers in the dang thing at a time (right side up) but we had a negotiated understanding. The reviews of the "improved" Lee New Auto Prime XR Hand Priming Tool are horrific! :banghead:

When you're doing 200-300 rounds on a single stage press on Saturday afternoon you count on your precision dies & tools to do their job! I'm not too old to try new stuff but, I can smell / recognize and avoid "cheaper" when i walk into the auditorium.



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Re: Hand primer gave up today

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Post by JohnSmallTX » Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:11 am

I have the older style RCBS hand primer and really like it.
http://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/rcbs-ha ... tid=881855

It does require specific shell holders – no problem, as my press & dies are RCBS.

The RCBS tool is solidly made. I previously had a cheaper brand and it was poorly designed and made.

Noticed RCBS has brought out a new square primer tray that will fit the older style – will be getting one of these ASAP.
https://www.midwayusa.com/product/56440 ... y-assembly

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