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#5624138 - 02/27/15 01:48 PM Hand held priming tool, which one??
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I had a Sinclair, needed an engineering degree to use it.

now have a old RCBS....meh


what are ya'lls choices
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#5624149 - 02/27/15 01:53 PM Re: Hand held priming tool, which one?? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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#5624153 - 02/27/15 01:54 PM Re: Hand held priming tool, which one?? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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RCBS hand strip primer press for me.
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#5624157 - 02/27/15 01:55 PM Re: Hand held priming tool, which one?? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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#5624249 - 02/27/15 02:33 PM Re: Hand held priming tool, which one?? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Have been using a Lee for over 20 years, still works good. Bought a RCBS, tried and gave it away with a reloading setup I gave a good friend
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#5624284 - 02/27/15 02:47 PM Re: Hand held priming tool, which one?? [Re: kmon1]
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Originally Posted By: kmon1
Have been using a Lee for over 20 years, still works good. Bought a RCBS, tried and gave it away with a reloading setup I gave a good friend


X2. I have two of the Lee's. The Oldest one is the type you had to insert the primers one at a time but the second model has the little round tray that will allow you to use a box of 100 + primers.
Seems I get a better feel on when the primer actually seats.
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#5624422 - 02/27/15 03:58 PM Re: Hand held priming tool, which one?? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Lee AutoPrime...I had a Hornady and I normally like their stuff but the hand primer was crap. I've been happy with the Lee up to this point. If something happened I'd buy another one.
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#5624454 - 02/27/15 04:08 PM Re: Hand held priming tool, which one?? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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I use Lee, every once in a while it has an issue but normally works ok.
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#5624889 - 02/27/15 07:01 PM Re: Hand held priming tool, which one?? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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I've used the Lee with the tray, and it's a pretty good tool. It costs less but you have to remember it requires special shell holders that Lee does not just give away. Plus, it has a part (can't recall what it's called, like a main rod) that will wear out and need replacement. I refurbed mine and gave it away and bought the RCBS Universal Hand Primer. It's way more substantial than the Lee tool and has very good feel. No shell holders required either. As good as it is, I'd still like to find a better (affordable) way.
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#5625079 - 02/27/15 08:11 PM Re: Hand held priming tool, which one?? [Re: RiverRider]
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RCBS Universal Hand Primer is what I use.

Bet it's seated 15,000 by now with not a single hickup. I think 50 pieces of brass takes around three minutes to prime.
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#5625376 - 02/27/15 10:36 PM Re: Hand held priming tool, which one?? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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You Tube is amazing, JG you should start a Video series...

After looking at all 3 on you tube the Lee Ergo and the RCBS Universal look the best. My old arthritic thumb wears out after a seating session. The main reason I went to a Girard Trimmer. My thumb couldn't take the pressure

I know violin
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#5625388 - 02/27/15 10:40 PM Re: Hand held priming tool, which one?? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Using the RCBS, you squeeze with your four fingers instead of your thumb like you do on the Lee.
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#5625420 - 02/27/15 10:59 PM Re: Hand held priming tool, which one?? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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That's what I need thanks RR
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#5625444 - 02/27/15 11:11 PM Re: Hand held priming tool, which one?? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Anytime, budd. Glad to help.
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#5625584 - 02/28/15 06:20 AM Re: Hand held priming tool, which one?? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Lee requires a whole new set of shell holders as stated above. There's also more than one version and their parts don't interchange so beware when buying second hand.

I use the RCBS with the tray attached. Works perfectly.
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