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Benchtop priming tool

Discussion in 'Ammo & Reloading' started by Cowcatcher, Aug 12, 2019.

  1. Okie4570

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    I use one of these too, but mostly the primer too on my press or the one in the pic I posted earlier.
     
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    Yeah, they do. I think the RCBS does, too. I guess @Oklahomabassin or @Okie4570 can tell us.
     
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    The tool in my original post will work with Lee or Rcbs press type shellholders. I know my Lee handheld used the shellholders without the "flange" on the bottom.
     
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    Unless they changed it, RCBS uses standard shell holders, but only RCBS brand. Mine, at least...
     
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    I use the Lee ram prime. Primes on the up stroke of the ram in the press. I like the feel better that way and since I single stage it's all good.
     
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    Not enough that I’d part with one.
     
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    I used these two with my Lyman T-Mag for many years. It primed on the upstroke as mentioned earlier. I would prime after sizing the brass.

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    I believe my rcbs handprimer will use Hornady shell holders. I know I have one that is used in the press sometimes.
     
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    I'll have to check. I have mostly Lee, and had to buy some RCBS. I thought I had some Hornady that I tried, but can't remember for sure. Or maybe they changed it? I'll update once I dig it out and check.
     
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    Lets get back to the real topic.

    bench primers....

    Three choices but only 2 real options.

    Lee
    Rcbs
    Forster

    Rcbs-- primers are fed like normal pickup tubes, feeder rocks back and forth, primer is dropped, insert a case and push on the lever. Primer is inserted, case is removed, rinse and repeat. Con-- if you could call it that, is having to have a set (or just the needed ones) of shell holders, which really isnt an issue because any reloader should have a set already and a single stage press mounted.


    Forster-- no need for individual shellholders but you have to spend time to adjust the 3 plates that retain the case. Insert the "tube" which holds primers on the horizontal so must be loaded differently than the standard tubes, pull the pin, primer feeds, insert case pull handle, remove case, rinse and repeat.
    Con-- the damn thing is horizontal.

    Lee-- its 3/4 freakin plastic and their newer primer setups suck balls.


    Now, most good single stage presses have decent priming systems, rcbs, redding, and lyman, hornady all 4 work nicely. So, if we could give anyone who is just starting out some advice, its to add the "bench prime money" to what they are spending on a press and grab one with a good priming system. The lyman victory press can be had for less than $150 and it is a solid press, very well made and easy to operate.



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