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Nullus Anxietas
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I was reading the user's manual for the RCBS Rock Chucker press I was gifted and it talks about a "universal primer arm," "primer plugs", "sleeves" and so-on. None of that is present.

It was so long ago my buddy used this stuff that he doesn't recall how he primed. The parts in question did not ring a bell.

The swag I was gifted included a Lee hand press, and he kinda sorta thinks maybe he used that. That may well be, as there's also the Lee Auto Prime Shell Holder Set. He had that for a reason, one presumes.

So how you you prime? (Assuming you don't use a progressive press.)




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On a ss press I use a hand priming tool. The Lee is ok, I prefer the Hornady, uses std shell holders. On my progressives I go with the priming system on the press.


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I press prime on SS (redding) and AP (Hornady). Arthritis in my hands make it hard to do very many by hand.


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I prefer the Lee hand primer. It's easier to feel when the primer bottoms out. With any magnum based on a .404 Jeffrey or larger case (RUM, .338 Lapua) I have to use the SS press. The case body is too big to fit in the hand primer. I don't have any fancy feeders. I just reach over, collect one primer, drop it in the cup and seat it.



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Lee primer for rifle, on press for pistol (Dillon).

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SS I use an old RCBS hand primer.

Otherwise the Dillon 550 does it for me.




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Lee primer for rifle, on press for pistol (Dillon).

RMD


This...LEE has worked for years.


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Mostly on the Dillon, but when I do single stage loading, I use the Lee Auto Prime tool.
 
 
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RCBS bench mounted primer


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I learned using a RCBS hand primer with the Universal jaws.

I usually prime on my Hornady LNL AP, but I also have a Forster Co-Ax Bench Priming Tool to fix odd things or if my press is set for something else at that moment.

I've even been know to prime on my Lee Classic Cast using the provided rams if it is just a couple of cases




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Lee hand press.
 
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Lyman EZEE Prime. It was that or the Lee; the decision maker was which was available at the store I went to looking for a priming tool.


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SS I use an old RCBS hand primer.

Otherwise the Dillon 550 does it for me.

Same same.


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Lee hand primer or Hornady progressive press depending on what I'm loading.
 
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I have used the rcbs priming station when I started out,it does ok but slow.
Bought the lee and used to watch t v with a dishpan in lap using the lee on 357 and 38's
That was a long time ago.
Now I just let the 550 do all my priming.
 
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Been using a Lee hand primer for 30+ years. It works.



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Link to original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzXnkuw54I4




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I do most LR/LP priming on my RL450, with the exception of match rifle loads, which I hand prime with an RCBS tool. SP/SR stuff I usually also do by hand, but mainly because swapping out the large/small priming system on the 450 is kind of a pain (and it doesn't help that since probably 80% of what I reload uses large primers, I seem to have misplaced one of the pieces of the the small primer setup for the Dillon Roll Eyes ).
 
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Link to original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzXnkuw54I4

Hahahahaha!

As soon as I thought I heard the guy say "about $600," I stopped the video, double-checked and moved on.

It looks like a Really Neat Tool, though.

Reading the responses, here. Searching. Reading reviews on Midway, Brownell's, Amazon, etc. I think I'm currently inclined to go with the RCBS APS® Hand Priming Tool and RCBS APS® Primer Strip Loader. Prices at Amazon would bring the cost for the two to about $75, which seems like a decent compromise. (I may first try loading the strips w/o the strip loader, before popping for that, when the time comes.)

What I've been reading of the old Lee hand primer gives me the heebie-jeebies , and the new ones seem to be pretty widely-reviled for poor quality. RCBS has a universal one with a feeding system similar to the Lee, but, users have had "issues" with that one, too. (Keeping the primers upright, plastic bits getting loose or breaking off, etc.)

I'll also see if I can't buy the parts for the press' "universal primer" mechanism, if my buddy cannot locate them. (That's assuming they came with the press in the first place.)

Thanks for the feedback and suggestions, everybody! My education continues apace Smile




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Only do rifle rounds now so automation is not a factor ~ quality is.
I use the Sinclair Prime Tool.
 
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