Originally Posted by Dr. Vette
I use the primer seater on the Co-Ax, and the only time I've ever used a hand primer tool was when I accidentally had a primer jam in the Co-Ax and I had to order a new part for it. I borrowed a hand primer from a friend and hated it, as it seemed like every primer fit differently vs the exact repeatability of the Forster.
I've probably used ten or twelve different tools, and own four or five plus the one on the press. The first one was the old RCBS tool, and it was a mess on a good day. Somewhere in there I was given a Lee and it was OK, but didn't like Federal primers very well. Later I got a Hornaday, and it wasn't what I wanted. Then RCBS did a newer one that was better than the old one, but still sucked. Then got the newer redesigned Lee, It was better. But while this was going on I bought a Sinclair, and this was the best hand priming tool I've ever used. But my beat up hands had issues with it. (never the tool's fault). Then the folks over in Fairland talked me into the K&M, and it is heaven.
Now one thing I disliked about the Sinclair and the K&M was the Lee Auto-prime shell holders, but can also see that they are the best part of the design.
The Forster design is the best I've seen for making sure the seating depth is consistent under the face. Important when shooting thru an AR platform. These days I mostly do hand gun stuff with the Forster, but have been known to do a couple hundred .223 cases in a setting.
I kind of like the bench mount Forster setup better than the press mounted one, and the bench mounted RCBS looks nice. Have no idea if it is as consistent as the Forster though.
As for the press, one only needs to see what a used one is worth on Ebay. I saw a well used B2 going for more than $275. That press was at least 30 years old! He probably paid about $125 for it! Can't get there with the off brands