primer tools

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  1. Rappland

    Rappland LSB Member

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    I'm about to buy one and have no experience with these. Should I go bench mounted or handheld? What to look for when choosing?
    Thanks
     
  2. scrmblr1982cj8

    scrmblr1982cj8 LSB Active Member LSB TURKEY BUZZARD PRESERVATION SOCIETY LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    I have the RCBS handheld. I can prime cases at the bench or watching TV after the kids go to bed.
     
  3. der Teufel

    der Teufel Livin' the Dream … SUS VENATOR CLUB

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    I'm not an expert.
    I bought some reloading gear a few years ago at an estate sale. The price was too good to pass up.
    Included with everything else was a Ram Priming Tool from RCBS: Ram Priming Unit - RCBS
    I like it just fine, but I haven't used anything else so there could very well be something better. However, I have no urge to change.
     
  4. sjb67

    sjb67 Mineral Wells, Texas LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    Just my preference but I like to use hand primers on my rifle rounds. Allows you to feel the condition of the primer pocket and spot loose primers
     
  5. pruhdlr

    pruhdlr Cantonment,Fla. SUS VENATOR CLUB

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    RCBS hand primer here also. Will accept any brass. Minimal effort needed. Easy to load and unload.
    I give it ☆☆☆☆☆. --- pruhdlr
     
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    The new Lee auto prime works great and the shell holders are cheap.
     
  7. Rappland

    Rappland LSB Member

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    That's the one I ordered. I already have the base plate so I can remove the press and mount primer. I also cut a wood block to fit the base plate and attached my new to me Redding case trimmer. Now everything is rigid. Wish me luck.
     
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