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Frankfort Arsenal Vibra-Prime version 2??

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by hAkron, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. hAkron

    hAkron Well-Known Member


    This looks pretty exciting. For $47.00 I'll give one a try (they have already moved the coming soon date back since I became aware that these were back on the market).

    FA's website has them in stock, but doesn't mention if they are the redesigned version, and they are like $75 if you get them there.


    Does anybody have any knowledge about the original FA Vibra Prime? Or any info/thoughts on this new one?
  2. GT1

    GT1 Well-Known Member

    I've had the notification turned on from midway for a couple months now. I'll buy one at $50.

    The original gets high praise, so I expect the redesign to be better.
  3. hAkron

    hAkron Well-Known Member

    I might break down and buy one for $75 if Midway doesn't get them soon...still WAY cheaper then the Dillon. Why did the stop making the original one?
  4. Lloyd Smale

    Lloyd Smale Well-Known Member

    i still have a couple of the originals. they work great. Well at least work better then anything else ive tried. I even bought the 300 dollar dillon unit and sent that pos back. the 30 dollar fa unit worked much better then the dillon.
  5. jmorris

    jmorris Well-Known Member

    I had one that like Lloyd said was better than anything else I had. Once they quit making them and people were paying stupid money for them I sold mine for $120 more than I paid for it and bought a Dillon. I wouldn't trade the Dillon for a pile of the vibraprimes but at $50 they are worth it.
  6. GT1

    GT1 Well-Known Member

    These are in!

    I have one on the way.
  7. genebofunk

    genebofunk Active Member

    Midway sold out in under an hour
  8. GT1

    GT1 Well-Known Member

    No surprise there. I'm sure a lot of folks had a notification in on that.
  9. jmorris

    jmorris Well-Known Member

    They changed the expected date to May 12 yesterday. Then they were in stock this morning. The folks that ordered them, that I have read about, didn't receive the notice from midway but from Internet threads.

    The first "in stock" threads were around 10 and they were sold out around 12:30. I got a couple to see what they changed in the design.
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2013
  10. hentown

    hentown Well-Known Member

    Wish I'd bought five, back when I bought mine for about $20! Also wish I'd bought about 10 of their primer tubes. First thing you do is remove those cheesy, plastic bayonet connections and just hold the tube up into the body.

    Mine's been working for thousands of rounds now. I'm getting a dealer account from Midway. Might buy a few, when I see what the dealer price is. :cool:
  11. hAkron

    hAkron Well-Known Member

    Darn! I never got a notification.
  12. Tom488

    Tom488 Well-Known Member

  13. traderpats

    traderpats Well-Known Member

    I received an in-stock notification at 12:58PM EST, placed an order by 1:15PM EST. Guess I got one of the last few in stock.

    These guys still have four in stock:

    Got one from jgsales yesterday but they're all sold out now too......
  14. genebofunk

    genebofunk Active Member

    I got lucky at natchez last night
  15. hAkron

    hAkron Well-Known Member

    That would make one heck of a bumper sticker.
  16. genebofunk

    genebofunk Active Member

    Ha nice
  17. jmorris

    jmorris Well-Known Member

    Natchez has them in stock again.
  18. hAkron

    hAkron Well-Known Member

    My vibraprime arrived from JG Sales today (Thanks to GT1 for the heads up!). I filled one tube to test and it worked great. I'll try to throw together a video if anybody has interest.
  19. hAkron

    hAkron Well-Known Member

    Here you go...Youtube took out my sound track because of copyright issues...so when you watch it, play your own copy of "Elvis Costello - Pump it Up", or at least hum it.


    You don't have to shake it like I was doing in the video, just tilting it around does a better job. I just didn't know what I was doing.
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2013
  20. GT1

    GT1 Well-Known Member


    I got mine in today too but it will be a while before I get to use it. I did finger it all up looking it over. :p

    Took you 9 seconds to get 100 into the tube, nice.

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