does the lee pro 1000 deprime as well as prime brass?


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cajun47
August 4, 2007, 05:52 PM
http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/productview?saleitemid=428284&t=11082005

or do i have to deprime then load the brass in there?

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uzimon
August 4, 2007, 06:14 PM
it deprimes on the first stroke that takes it up, primes when you bring it down
but the primer catch hole gets clogged fast.
i like to deprime and prime with the hand tool myself

jfh
August 4, 2007, 07:00 PM
...and the key to dealing with used primers is to drill a hole in the benchtop under the press, then attach a jar to the benchtop bottom.

Now, using a peanut butter (90mm dia, plastic) jar, carefully locate the jar top and mount it--when I did it recently, it was held on by the back press bolt, and two small (1/2") SM screws with washers.

A 1" hole fits nicely between the press mounting bolts. Drill the bench hole and cut through the jar top. Screw on the jar--and voila!--a used primer catcher that can be easily emptied.

Jim H.

eng23ine
August 6, 2007, 06:08 PM
It deprimes, but IMHO the priming system sucks. I tried everything I could think of to get mine to work..I took it off and cleaned/degreased it-primers upside down and sideways, I took it apart and sanded everything as smooth as I could-same ending, Just for giggles I tried several different lubes(very lightly) on it-same ending.:banghead:
So I took the whole thing off the press and throwed it in the spare parts drawer. Now I deprime on a dedicated single stage, hand prime, and then fill my case feeders.

If anybody could tell me how to get the dang priming system to work I'd be thrilled. :scrutiny:

syh
August 6, 2007, 06:54 PM
There's 3 things that make it not work for me:

-Too much powder flakes down in the primer section (Blow it out w/ compressed air)

-Not enough primers in the primer hopper. When it goes below a third full, there's not enough weight on it to push them under the bullet (or so I guess). Also, make sure that the ones in the hopper aren't getting jammed where they reach the feeding slide (Sorry, don't have the manual in front of me with the proper names)

-Rushing the forward stroke. Going too fast on this jams or knocks out of place the primer. At least I can usually feel when it's going in right, versus sideways / upside down / not at all.

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