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Old 01-05-2013, 08:39 PM
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BigBuck,

To answer your question, no, I don't use the RCBS tool. I've used the Sinclair for some time now, and before that used one of the Lee hand primers. I haven't used the K&M but it lloks to be a very well designed and built tool. Not really the issue, as the method isn't nearly as important as some of the other considerations that go into this. Trying various brands and types of primers can make a huge difference in LR ammo, and is something that needs to be determined on target. Sorting primers by lot takes up a considerable amount of time for most serious Long Range shooters, as different lots can perform very differently. Makes a difference, and enough that the time is well spent to find a consistent lot. I don't shoot BR, but I do shoot LR prone, and this is something that's critical to us in that venue. I would think it'd be even more so for a BR shooter, given the more solid shooting platform.

Either way, getting primers seated properly isn't a major trick, and so long as it's done correctly, the other factors (such as those I mentioned) will make a much greater difference in the overall load and the accuracy on target.
Right now I am using Federal 215 Match primers . I will definately try some other match brands and see if I can improve .
Note : I wasnt trying to be arrogant.
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This is a shocking response to the rational information Kevin put out(for our benefit).
bigbuck are you so proud of your +3/4moa as to suggest it can't be improved on?
Just what specifically does your implication here mean to anyone, about anything?
What do you actually know about primer seating, other than "I bottom out the handle on every primer that I seat"?
" bigbuck are you so proud of +3/4 moa "
I went and shot this 3 different days and conditions so yes I am proud of this group . See this is my first year to try and shoot 500, 600 800 and 1000 YRDS . I feel that if I was doing something extremely wrong then I wouldnt be shooting Under MOA but I am willing to try new things .

To clarify I asked kevin a question and then so know one would react as you did I put a --------
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Re: Seating primers

BigBuck,

Ah, it wasn't taken that way, don't sweat it from this end.

By all meaqns, try some different combinations. At short range, primers are kind of a "fine tunig" mechanism. At the long lines, they can be seriously critical as to what works, and what results in "patterns" instead of groups.
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BigBuck,

Ah, it wasn't taken that way, don't sweat it from this end.

By all meaqns, try some different combinations. At short range, primers are kind of a "fine tunig" mechanism. At the long lines, they can be seriously critical as to what works, and what results in "patterns" instead of groups.
Thanks kevin . Sometimes I send texts to friends of mine and I read it and I think I hope they dont take that the wrong way. My writing skills are pretty aweful .

Texting and forums can some times appear that the person has an bad attitude .

Happy shooting
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Re: Seating primers

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Well I guess it's a good thing anyone can get primers to go off..
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Well, I have an RCBS and I've seated thousands of primers with no issue whatsoever. Feel is a tenuious thing that varies from end user to end user. I know when my primer is seated but then you may not because you 'feel' differently than I do.

I always 'feel' the top of the cup in relationship to the case head with my finger as a matter of safety. Don't want any high primers.

I like to sit in my lazyperson chair and prime while the missus watches Storage Wars or some mundane program.....

I think you guys are reading a bit more into the procedure than whats necessary IMO. IOW, don't complicate something thats not complex.
This is the same way that I was taught by my dad . He has always used the RCBS press and taught me to feel the cup as well . Another way is set them down on a flat surface and if the primer is high the case will rock around a bit before settling down but I prefer to feel the top pf the cup like you are doing .
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Well, I have an RCBS and I've seated thousands of primers with no issue whatsoever. Feel is a tenuious thing that varies from end user to end user. I know when my primer is seated but then you may not because you 'feel' differently than I do.

I always 'feel' the top of the cup in relationship to the case head with my finger as a matter of safety. Don't want any high primers.

I like to sit in my lazyperson chair and prime while the missus watches Storage Wars or some mundane program.....

I think you guys are reading a bit more into the procedure than whats necessary IMO. IOW, don't complicate something thats not complex.
set back and wait. I'm going to dig around here (my place has become a giant junk pile) and find one of these little bittey collet devices, and send you one and a picture. I measure seating depth with it. So simple and easy to use that you laugh about it. I've actually built two of them. One for checking primer seating depth to the face, and the other is to check primper pockets.
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