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Old 11-08-2005, 09:35 AM
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Lee priming tools

I have a Lee hand priming tool the directions say that not to use Federal primers they may explode. Can anyone agree or disagree with this [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]
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Old 11-08-2005, 09:47 AM
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Re: Lee priming tools

Never have figured that one out either... mine has loaded 1300 federal 210m and 300 210 primers without incident. I rarely load more than 20 of any primer into the hopper at once though regaurdless of make or model.
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Old 11-08-2005, 10:12 AM
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Re: Lee priming tools

Abinok,

Thanks for the quick response. I didn't think it would really matter on what brand you used as long as one pays attention.
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Old 11-08-2005, 02:04 PM
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Re: Lee priming tools

Craig I've used mine on thousands of federal primers with only an occasional problem. For some reason you can get A batch with a few cups that are taller than normal which keeps the primer from sliding into place.I just jiggle the priming tool while I'm reaching for the next case. 7mmrhb
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Old 11-08-2005, 04:58 PM
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Re: Lee priming tools

Craig
I also use the federal primers in the Lee hand tool.
I think there was a few cases where the primers went off in the tool, maybe static, loose powder or pinched primer?? and some law suits. but only federal primers.
I try to limit the amount of primers in the tray, keep the tray clean and tip the tool away from my face to seat the primer.
There was a problem or two and if you do a search I think there was a member here that had it happen to them.

good luck CAM
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Re: Lee priming tools

thanks for all of your inputs. That makes me feel better when the experienced have had few if any problems with this tool [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]
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Re: Lee priming tools

There has been several documented cases of fed primers going of in the lee tool.

Note that the only guys that have had problems are missing fingers and not posting here.

I use the RCBS tool with feds, cost is about $20 also.

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