Primer pickup tubes


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genebofunk
January 11, 2013, 10:12 AM
Hello, I just added a hornady lock n load ap to my collection of lee presses. I was wondering if anyone out there has figured out a better way of getting the primers in the tube other than stabbing them one by one?

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edfardos
January 11, 2013, 10:15 AM
it's an age old issue, I call it 'primer snarfing'.

rcbs invented aps primer strips which are considerably faster.. But you'll need an rcbs press to go with'em.

edfardos

bds
January 11, 2013, 10:29 AM
http://www.dillonprecision.com/RF_100_Primer_Filler-8-9.html

Dillon's RF 100 Automatic Primer Filler eliminates the task of filling primer pick up tubes. Now you simply pour your primers from their box into the top, press the blue button and watch it run!


MidwayUSA used to sell Vibra Prime to fill primer tubes - http://www.midwayusa.com/product/656090/frankford-arsenal-vibra-prime-automatic-primer-tube-filler

vtail
January 11, 2013, 10:54 AM
It's good for the old hand/eye coordination.

cfullgraf
January 11, 2013, 11:05 AM
I separate the resizing process from the reloading process for other various reasons but it affords me the opportunity to hand prime off the progressive press.

bds
January 11, 2013, 11:20 AM
Here are some ideas to make your own "Vibra Prime" or primer tube filling devices:

Full parts list - http://www.brianenos.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=99717

Video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPcowugB030

phoenix79
January 11, 2013, 02:56 PM
Just noticed this. (http://www.midwayusa.com/product/890424/frankford-arsenal-vibra-prime-automatic-primer-tube-filler) Looks like they are going to make a newer version.

dickttx
January 12, 2013, 11:34 AM
Sure makes you appreciate the Lee Safety Prime.

bluetopper
January 12, 2013, 11:35 AM
I hear ya.....it's a daunting task isn't it.:rolleyes:

dickttx
January 13, 2013, 12:39 PM
Quote:
Dillon's RF 100 Automatic Primer Filler eliminates the task of filling primer pick up tubes. Now you simply pour your primers from their box into the top, press the blue button and watch it run!

At $630 for the two sizes it would have to be REALLY enjoyable to watch it run.

Blue68f100
January 13, 2013, 03:03 PM
It gives you a short break to stretch your legs. I load up 2-6 tubes before I start. 6 tubes will be 1 hr of reload time, all my back can take at the moment.

IMtheNRA
January 13, 2013, 03:55 PM
Good to see that Midway will have a more affordable option again!

BYJO4
January 13, 2013, 10:16 PM
Since it does not take long to pick up the primers with the primer tube, I don't give it much thought. I did notice early on that primers were easier to pick up after the plastic tip on the end of the primer tube expanded just a little from use.

Kp321
January 14, 2013, 12:45 AM
I use the primer refill time to rest my rebuilt shoulder. I load standing so get to sit for a minute or two to refill the primer tube. If I really want to crank out ammo, I fill multiple tubes at a sitting. Several years ago, probably 20+, I bought five each large and small tubes from an ad in Shotgun News. They are clear plastic with a thin brass pick up tube. Wish I had a dozen! They sure beat the plastic and aluminum tubes that come with Dillon.

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