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Old 12-27-2002, 03:23 PM
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Re: Need a New Priming Tool: Which One to Buy?

Thank you, S1, appreciate you commenting on that. Well, five seconds times a hundred is five hundred seconds <scratching his head>, which is a little more than eight minutes. I suppose I could sacrifice that. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] I waste a lot more time than that getting out of bed each morning! I assume the push rods are tight-fitting?

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Old 12-27-2002, 08:40 PM
 
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I have two, one for small and one for large. Both of these units have very well fit push rods and square ends.
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Old 12-27-2002, 09:46 PM
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Re: Need a New Priming Tool: Which One to Buy?

Those with the sinclair hand primer, isn't it a pain in the butt to load one primer at a time? I like the speed of a primer tray.
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Old 12-27-2002, 10:04 PM
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Thank you, S1; hell, I didn't know they came one for each, par se`, although it DOES make sense. That's really MY biggest complaint with the RCBS unit; the centralizing of the push rods--they don't line up squarely with the primer's center, and, therefore, unorthadox feeding seems to be the result. I think the results are VERY noticable when shooting light charges of fast burning powders under light bullets, for close-range stuff with minimal noise. I can't prove anything because I don't have the means, but I have had some indications [purposely muffed up some primers in various ways], and the effects, from velocity to target dispersion, are pronounced.

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Old 12-28-2002, 04:56 AM
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Re: Need a New Priming Tool: Which One to Buy?

I have a Sinclair and Lee. Like the Lee's speed, but the metal and shape is terrible. Im on my 3rd Lee. The Sinclair is a quality unit, but real slow. Im hoping someone could design a Sinclair with a tray, so you can have the best of both worlds.
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Re: Need a New Priming Tool: Which One to Buy?

A high speed sinclair would be really cool, but when I want to do a lot of cases, I just go to the Dillon 650.

For Ultra Long Range Ammo, we use the Sinclair. I do some things different than what conventional wisdom calls for in the primer pocket and flash hole areas, because we have proven that it makes ignition more consistent. This means less vertical dispersion, which is so important at Ultra LR. I think the feel of the sinclair allows me to cull certain cases by feel that normally would not be removed. In the same way, I like a small press with very little mechanical advantage for bullet seating, so I can feel the neck tension and how it varies as the bullet gets pressed in deeper and deeper.

The combination of these two feel type things, I believe help our stuff shoot very flat. Often in one hole at close range.
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Re: Need a New Priming Tool: Which One to Buy?

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I have two, one for small and one for large. Both of these units have very well fit push rods and square ends.
Ditto...

I just checked... it takes 2.08123495 seconds to prime a case with the Sinclair tool Ok... I don't know what it takes... not long. I like the feel that the Sinclair tool gives me. The built in primer tool on my Forster press works well but it takes longer to use it imho.

I don't rush through my rifle ammo loading processes so I haven't given the time factor a thought. It wouldn't surprise me if it was 3 seconds or less per case.

I use a progressive press for pistol ammo. The most I've loaded with it (Dillon XL 650) was 700 and change rounds of .45 ACP in about an hour... the priming mechanism that comes with the Dillon press is pretty kick ass when used with the feed tube loading doo dad that they sell. Couple that with a case feeder and bullets come flying out of that thing
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