Re: Who makes the best hand priming tool?
"The best I can measure, they are bulging out about .001". "
Okay, that's not much but it shouldn't be. So, let's try to figger out why; it's possible the pockets are too shallow OR your current batch of primers may be too tall. (IF so, you should let the maker know, an email should do it.)
First, try another brand of case (of any caliber) to see if a different pocket will work right with the same box of primers. IF so, it's the pockets.
If not, decap and try another primer (of any brand) to see if they will work in the same pockets. If so, it's the primers.
If they still won't go, decap one of the live primers that has been seated as deeply as you normally would, and look inside. IF it went all the way down, the anvil legs should be flush with the mouth of the primer cup. Measure it's height vs. the depth of the pockets to see if there is a meaningful difference. I actually have the normal depth specifications of primer pockets somewhere ... but I can't find it so I may as well NOT have it... but it's around .122-.125 inch, IF I remember correctly.
Last edited by boomtube; 05-31-2011 at 06:42 PM.