1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Primer pickup tubes

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by genebofunk, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. genebofunk

    genebofunk Active Member

    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?
  2. edfardos

    edfardos Well-Known Member

    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.

  3. bds

    bds Well-Known Member

  4. vtail

    vtail Well-Known Member

    It's good for the old hand/eye coordination.
  5. cfullgraf

    cfullgraf Well-Known Member

    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.
  6. bds

    bds Well-Known Member

  7. phoenix79

    phoenix79 Well-Known Member

    Just noticed this. Looks like they are going to make a newer version.
  8. dickttx

    dickttx Well-Known Member

    Sure makes you appreciate the Lee Safety Prime.
  9. bluetopper

    bluetopper Well-Known Member

    I hear ya.....it's a daunting task isn't it.:rolleyes:
  10. dickttx

    dickttx Well-Known Member

    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.
  11. Blue68f100

    Blue68f100 Well-Known Member

    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.
  12. IMtheNRA

    IMtheNRA Well-Known Member

    Good to see that Midway will have a more affordable option again!
  13. BYJO4

    BYJO4 Well-Known Member

    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.
  14. Kp321

    Kp321 Well-Known Member

    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.

Share This Page