The center portion of the Lee tray, at least on my old Auto-Primes (the original version have a warning not to use with Federal), is wide enough to accept about 5 rows of the primers at a time. So I used to just poke half of the package tray out of the sleeve and load those into the center. I'd only get 50 at a time, but it worked without spilling any and usually without leaving any, or many, to flip. Nowadays I have a RamPrime that I use with Federals since the old Auto-Primes aren't supposed to be safe for them.
Been so long since I used Federal I went and checked a box. Forgot these were the one's packed sideways. Ignore the comment about not having to flip, obviously that couldn't have been right.
January 17, 2013, 10:15 PM
I do not bother use them as I don't feel the need to deal with such things.YMMV
January 17, 2013, 11:08 PM
You can use a tray (I just use a metal lid from a 'tin' DVD case) when you flip the tray don't pick up the primer package all the way, about 2/3 of the way pull or push it as you lift the remaining 1/3. I have actually got all 100 right this way. :what:OK it was only once but it works pretty good
January 17, 2013, 11:20 PM
I carefully pour them into a pie tin and then dump them on the floor.
January 18, 2013, 12:33 AM
Dump 'em in a baggie and pour 'em into the tray.
January 18, 2013, 04:38 PM
when you flip the tray don't pick up the primer package all the way, about 2/3 of the way pull or push it as you lift the remaining 1/3.
best recommendation award goes to taraquian...
I'll give that a try this weekend .... as my wife and daughters have a "chick flick" festival planned and I surely intend to be in the man cave for that event.
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