Re: Priming hand tool explosion
I suppose I'm just contrary, or the only troll under the bridge, or an irrascable old curmudgeon, or the only person on the planet that primes using his reloading press, but I've always primed my brass on the reloading press. I use a Redding BOSS press for rifle ammo. I have noooooooooo problem knowing when I have a loose primer pocket when using it. I can feel exactly what is going on. The design of the priming arm only allows one primer at a time, there is no magazine full of primers, it always looks like the safest way to do it to me, and I've never had a primer go off while priming on the press in thousands and thousands of primers of all kinds.
I've tried hand priming tools that a friend has and was frankly not whelmed.
Quite frankly I can't see any downside to using the primer arm built into my Redding press for the ammo I load on it.
Handgun ammo gets primed on the Dillon 550 using the magazine fed automatic priming feature. I would have more trouble feeling loose primer pockets because of all the processes taking place on each stroke on that progressive press, but I don't load handgun ammo so primer pockets get loose.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it.