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Primer pocket uniformer??

 
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Old 01-01-2009, 09:02 AM
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Primer pocket uniformer??

I have a primer pocket uniformer that has an adjustable cutter to vary the cutting depth.How do I set it up properly so I am cutting to the right depth?I am currently prepping virgin brass(winchester),and just want to make sure they are all uniform and consistant.I just dont want to set it up too deep and ruin my cases.Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 01-01-2009, 10:38 AM
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Re: Primer pocket uniformer??

"I have a primer pocket uniformer that has an adjustable cutter to vary the cutting depth."

Don't. Mine has a sealed set screw but the cut depth was set by the maker. It included NO DIRECTIONS FOR ADJUSTMENT because they never expected me to change it.
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Old 01-01-2009, 10:57 AM
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Re: Primer pocket uniformer??

The problem is,I already loosened the screw in an attempt to adjust it.I bought it about a year ago,and it seemed like it wasn't doing anything,everytime I used it on virgin or fired brass,it would never remove any brass.I think it was set too shallow from the factory.Is there anyway to get it set up to the proper depth?Do they typically just remove a little brass from the outside ring of the primer pocket?
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Old 01-01-2009, 11:27 AM
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Re: Primer pocket uniformer??

I use a Sinclair uniformer. I seems to take more material from the outside on the first use. When I resize fired brass, I use it to remove any carbon. It will hardly any more brass. It is not adjustable. Just my 2cents.
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Old 01-01-2009, 01:24 PM
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Re: Primer pocket uniformer??

I did the same thing with my RCBS cutter. It was a pain in the A.. to get it set right. If you have the option, I'd consider taking it back and exchanging it for another one that wasn't messed with. I looked up on the Internet for a while to find out what the proper cutting depth was and through a painstaking trial and error and several cases that were ruined, I finally got it to cut w/in .001" of the intended depth. I will look to see if I can find out what the right depth is.
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Old 01-01-2009, 02:16 PM
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Re: Primer pocket uniformer??

Thanks Britz,
If I have to,I could call the manufacturer(R.W. Hart),and see if I can send it back and have them reset it for me.Or I could just get a 1 piece cutter and never worry about it again.
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Old 01-01-2009, 02:54 PM
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Re: Primer pocket uniformer??

The following are primer pocket depth specifications I copied some time ago from some reliable source...maybe SAAMI:

Small rifle, small pistol, large pistol............0.118 to 0.122
Large rifle............................................. .....0.128 to 0.132

Hope this helps.
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