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Unread 01-23-2007, 05:41 AM
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Priming Question

I have a question about priming tools. I have done some reading on the importance of primer seating regarding accuracy. The consensus was that a person should seat primers with the same pounds of seating force to get the most accurate cartridges. My question is who makes a priming tool that measures force? Also reading the boards it seems that the old lee throw away (Auto Prime) tool probably has primed more cases then any other, why are these so good? My problem with these tools is I use Fed. 210 match primers and they say don't use Fed. with the auto prime tool. I have a RCBS hand tool and have used it for a few years. I am just trying to better my process. I am just wondering what you people use.

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    Unread 01-23-2007, 10:57 AM
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    Re: Priming Question

    I have an RCBS kinda new I bought 2 years ago(newer than the one I had anyway.

    But I dont see where seating force is an issue.....if its all the way up its all the way up! it can only go so far. Squared pockets and deburred flash holes would seem to be more important.

    I may be wrong.....if so, someone help us out here!
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    Re: Priming Question

    Fill me in, why not use the federal 210's with the Lee Auto prime?

    And, whats the best tool to square primer pockets?
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    I have a question about priming tools. I have done some reading on the importance of primer seating regarding accuracy. The consensus was that a person should seat primers with the same pounds of seating force to get the most accurate cartridges. My question is who makes a priming tool that measures force? Also reading the boards it seems that the old lee throw away (Auto Prime) tool probably has primed more cases then any other, why are these so good? My problem with these tools is I use Fed. 210 match primers and they say don't use Fed. with the auto prime tool. I have a RCBS hand tool and have used it for a few years. I am just trying to better my process. I am just wondering what you people use.

    WS

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    DOn't confuse seating primers using the feel method to seating them with equal force. The feel method is the feel at the bottom of the primer pocket with the primer fully inserted.

    James
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    Chawlston,

    Im really confused now!...Explain more please!
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    Chawlston, I'm really confused now!...Explain more please!

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    I'll give it a try.

    "The feel method is the feel at the bottom of the primer pocket with the primer fully inserted."

    It means that you push the primer into the case until it doesn't go anymore, and you haven't crushed it (hard to do).

    Don't let that anal compulsive stuff ruin your loading.

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    Chawlston, I'm really confused now!...Explain more please!

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    I'll give it a try.

    "The feel method is the feel at the bottom of the primer pocket with the primer fully inserted."

    It means that you push the primer into the case until it doesn't go anymore, and you haven't crushed it (hard to do).

    Don't let that anal compulsive stuff ruin your loading.

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    Bingo! Give that man a stuffed monkey.

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