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Discussion in 'Ammo & Reloading' started by DRC458, Feb 2, 2020.
Mid-South has Frankfort Arsenal
Do you rent them out?
Thanks, everybody, for your input. I decided to go with the Lyman. I've already got all the shell holders, so that's not a concern. I like the looks of it, especially the handle design. It's supposed to be 'ergonomically' designed to reduce hand fatigue, and that's important to me. I've got lots of cases that need to be primed, so when I receive it, it will receive a good test run right away. I'll let you know. Thanks, again!
Read this thread also wanting a hand primer and decided to go ahead and get the Frankford. Has great reviews compared to the others and like the idea of having everything in one kit.
Thanks for the link.
I just happened to have 30-some 9mm cases sitting around ready to be primed. I love the 'feel.' I did have some minor issues. A couple of times, it seemed like the next primer in line tried to sneak ahead, and kinda' 'jammed' things up. I didn't try to force it. Released hand pressure and gave it a gentle shake, and it seated normally. I even had one primer try to slide in standing on edge. I knew something was wrong and pulled the collar off so I could see what was going on. The primer dropped back flat and I proceeded normally. I wonder if this might be an issue that will arise only with small primers. I need to size and prime some large rifle cases, so we will soon see. Like I said, I love the 'feel' of the seating pressure. We need to spend some more time together to refine my technique and get to know one another. It is so nice to sit in my recliner and prime cases!
I have a 40 year old and a 5 year old Lee, hand held. Bought the second as a spare, but now keep one set for small the other for large primers. They never wear out. I load about 20 calibers and the older I get, the more I like Lee stuff. although I started with the much more expensive stuff, half dozen loaders.
I think the issues is minor flaws in the primer itself. I have a frankford pistol grip primer loader to load tubes before starting the progressive. When I put a pack of 100 primers in the tray, there will always be one or two that don't want to go down the hole into the tube. A gentle tap on the side of the loading bench usually sends it down the hole.
I know the question is about hand primer installers but I would be remiss not to point out that the RCBS bench mounted primer press is positively the bees knees and cat's meow rolled into one. Have done Lee's and used both styles of RCBS hand primers, no comparison. Worth every nickel I gave for it.
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RCBS universal hand pruning tool is what I use and it’s worked great. I did buy 2 of them so I don’t have to switch out the setup for large and small primers I can just keep one setup for each