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#5756775 - 05/23/15 05:52 PM Hand Priming Tools
Lapua Offline
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Registered: 05/22/15
Posts: 11
I'm reloading .338 Lapua and .308 Winn and I don't like the results I'm getting using my press. Any suggestions?

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#5756779 - 05/23/15 05:55 PM Re: Hand Priming Tools [Re: Lapua]
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I use the Lee Auto Prime 2 priming system that is press mounted like a die. It primes on the top of the press. You can adjust the die to get the perfect primer depth on any case. It uses your standard shell holders.
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#5756792 - 05/23/15 06:11 PM Re: Hand Priming Tools [Re: ChadTRG42]
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Originally Posted By: ChadTRG42
I use the Lee Auto Prime 2 priming system that is press mounted like a die. It primes on the top of the press. You can adjust the die to get the perfect primer depth on any case. It uses your standard shell holders.


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#5756969 - 05/23/15 09:25 PM Re: Hand Priming Tools [Re: Lapua]
Lapua Offline
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Registered: 05/22/15
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It appears that that has been discontinued. any other suggestions?

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#5757051 - 05/23/15 11:00 PM Re: Hand Priming Tools [Re: Lapua]
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Registered: 01/11/09
Posts: 5217
Loc: Germany
Originally Posted By: Lapua
It appears that that has been discontinued. any other suggestions?

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#5757220 - 05/24/15 08:14 AM Re: Hand Priming Tools [Re: Lapua]
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Registered: 09/27/06
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Loc: Texas
For priming I like and use the LEE hand primer. Like the feel you get with this tool when seating the primer. Replaced my first one a couple years ago with a new one. The old one had primed over 10K rounds of ammo and still worked but was getting a bit worn.
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#5757611 - 05/24/15 02:01 PM Re: Hand Priming Tools [Re: Lapua]
Lapua Offline
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Registered: 05/22/15
Posts: 11
Thanks kmon1, I will stop by Cabelas and pick one up.

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#5757637 - 05/24/15 02:34 PM Re: Hand Priming Tools [Re: kmon1]
GLC Offline


Registered: 02/25/09
Posts: 4680
Loc: Burleson Texas
Originally Posted By: kmon1
For priming I like and use the LEE hand primer. Like the feel you get with this tool when seating the primer. Replaced my first one a couple years ago with a new one. The old one had primed over 10K rounds of ammo and still worked but was getting a bit worn.



I use the same thing.
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#5758217 - 05/24/15 11:43 PM Re: Hand Priming Tools [Re: Lapua]
kry226 Offline


Registered: 01/11/09
Posts: 5217
Loc: Germany
I use the RCBS hand primer. Seems to work for me, but the aforementioned Lee Auto Prime 2 has piqued my interest.

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#5758546 - 05/25/15 10:04 AM Re: Hand Priming Tools [Re: Lapua]
fr3db3ar Offline
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Registered: 02/08/15
Posts: 369
Loc: Holland, MI
Lee auto prime here as well. I do all my loading by hand. I only have a single stage press on the bench for sizing/de priming.

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#5759009 - 05/25/15 03:50 PM Re: Hand Priming Tools [Re: Lapua]
Rocklock Offline
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Registered: 08/09/10
Posts: 397
Loc: Cedar Valley, Travis Co., TX
Been using the RCBS seperate bench tool so long I don't know if I could get comfortable w any thing else. Even using the Dillon I feel like I'm leaving something out.

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#5759093 - 05/25/15 04:55 PM Re: Hand Priming Tools [Re: Rocklock]
BIGDOG1956 Offline
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Registered: 10/26/09
Posts: 319
Originally Posted By: Rocklock
Been using the RCBS seperate bench tool so long I don't know if I could get comfortable w any thing else.

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That all I use! Once I get going with a couple of primer tubes it is faster than a hand tool.

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#5759111 - 05/25/15 05:08 PM Re: Hand Priming Tools [Re: Lapua]
Gone to Texas Offline
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Registered: 07/05/13
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I like the Lee hand primer too. I just watch TV and prime brass.

The RCBS universal hand primer looks pretty cool because you don't need to purchase extra shell holders.
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#5762507 - 05/27/15 07:15 PM Re: Hand Priming Tools [Re: Lapua]
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This^^^^

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#5763958 - 05/28/15 06:54 PM Re: Hand Priming Tools [Re: Gone to Texas]
Buzzsaw Offline
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Registered: 06/29/11
Posts: 10300
Loc: Frisco, Texas
Originally Posted By: Gone to Texas
I like the Lee hand primer too. I just watch TV and prime brass.

The RCBS universal hand primer looks pretty cool because you don't need to purchase extra shell holders.


I bought the RCBS Universal. it takes some getting used to, but its ok
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