Reloading Primer Problem


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Gaucho Gringo
May 12, 2009, 10:40 PM
I finally got everything bought I need to reload and it was going smoothly up until primer insertion. I have a used Lee 3 hole turrent press and I am trying to use the primer attachment that comes with it. I am having about a 70% success ratio, the other 30% of the primers either went in upside down, sideways or did not want to go in at all. I am using mixed brass that I had bought as reloads from Milwall and shot in my guns. I have tried holding on the shell plate, the brass or the primer holder but have not hit the right thing yet. Anyone have any ideas as to what I am doing wrong. I bought a Lee Auto Prime to use but I bought the wrong type of shell holder and am trying to find the right one. Thanks in advance.

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243winxb
May 12, 2009, 10:51 PM
Flipped primers in Turret Press

Primer tipping or flipping is usually caused by a burr or nick in the slot of the ram where the primer arm and primer cup pass. This burr catches the primer cup and compresses the spring and when it suddenly snaps free, it causes the primer to tip or flip over.

You will find the burr at the point where the 1/4 " wide primer arm slot on the ram meets with the shell holder slot. Remove this burr with a file. It is easy to get at with the turret removed.http://www.leeprecision.com/cgi/faq/index.cgi

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