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Old 03-11-2010, 05:11 AM
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Re: Priming tool

Mikecr, with the K&M/Gage is there ever a need after a period of time to calibrate or anything like that?
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Old 03-11-2010, 07:21 AM
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Re: Priming tool

You calibrate with every seating.
Both pocket depth and primer height are taken into account with a single re-zero operation. Then that primer is seated to that pocket in another operation. So it basically takes twice as long to seat primers correctly.

Within a few, you're good with it(it's easy), and you quickly get a sense of how impossible it is to seat with any consistency by feel. There is just no way to do that, and seating by uniformed pockets alone is worse than pure abstract, due to primer height variance.
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Old 03-11-2010, 07:14 PM
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Re: Priming tool

I didn't know K&M made one with a gage, I guess I'm going to have to give it a serious look.
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Old 03-11-2010, 11:24 PM
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Re: Priming tool

http://www.precisionreloading.com/Manufacturers.htm (click on K&M products)
KMPST975
PRIMER/GAUGE DELUXE SEATING TOOL
With #2 Shell Holder & small and large Rifle Primer Holder
$ 97.50

uses Lee's auto-prime shellholders
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Old 03-11-2010, 11:54 PM
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I have used the Lee since 1980. have went through several but at 6.95 they were inexpensive. Now the last one I bought was 16 bucks but still a steal. Several years ago I bought a couple of Model 70s when Win was closing up shop, both in 300WSM for my two boys. At that time my Lee would not fit the wsm case and instead of grinding it out I bought a RCBS. What a club, very uncomfortable. PIA to change over shell holders and if you weren't careful the rod would fall out. I took a dremel and ground out the Lee. The new Lee fits the WSM and still a buy at 16 bucks instead of 45, plus its comfortable to use. as far as I am concerned the rcbs would be the last one I would buy and have steered several away from them just by letting them try both of mine and they always choose the Lee
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Old 03-12-2010, 08:41 PM
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Re: Priming tool

Mikecr, thanks for the link.
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Old 04-14-2010, 03:00 PM
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Re: Priming tool

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Originally Posted by outdooraddict View Post
I see the lee says not for use with federal primers whats that about? also what size holder for a 300rum case for a rcbs trimmer I dint see it listed.
I use Federal primers with my Lee. Only put about 20 primers in the tray at one time and always wear the safety glasses. No problems so far except for one primer I crushed and blew. My fault after about 35 years of reloading
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