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Review Of The RCBS Auto Bench Priming Tool

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by trapper500, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. trapper500

    trapper500 member

    Apr 14, 2011
    I am having trouble with my wrists & using a hand priming tool became to painfu.l My wrists were swelling up every time i had to prime casings so i did some researching and bought the RCBS Auto Bench Mounted Priming Tool & this tool is truly a Godsend for me. I have primed about two-hundred casing thus far & it has the best "seating feel" i have ever encountred . RCBS has always made excellent reloading tools & this one isn't no exception i love it & the primer pick up tubes are easy to use & i will never go back to a hand priming tool even if my wrists were to get better . If your'e wanting a faster way or in my case a less painful way of priming your casings The RCBS Bench Mount Priming Tool is the choice
  2. Waywatcher

    Waywatcher Participating Member

    Sep 15, 2006
    For sure!

    Love mine and will never go back to a handheld squeezer.
  3. rg1

    rg1 Participating Member

    May 26, 2006
    I agree with your review on all counts!
  4. GW Staar

    GW Staar Participating Member

    Feb 26, 2009
    Its a great tool. The only negative is it has un-sleeved tubes. Use great care loading the tubes and don't force anything. Nothing worse than having a stacked tube go off....especially one without a sleeve.

    IMO the APS version is just as good but 100 times safer. If you read the reviews on the APS version at Midway USA, you might think its not such a great tool. The negative reviews are more a result of people who don't carefully read the minimal instructions. (admittedly an RCBS fault, but quite common, in my experience, among reloading manufacturers)

    The number 1 tool to have, to work with APS strips, that makes 99% of APS problems instantly disappear is a cheap wall paper roller. You roll it over the top of a bunch of loaded strips laying on a flat hard surface, and that makes sure there are no primer edges, less than flush, so that there is nothing to catch on anything in the tool. Flawless operation follows.
  5. BinRat

    BinRat New Member

    May 29, 2011
    Southeast Wisconsin
    I've had this auto priming tool for many years and I agree that it's a smooth and efficient way to prime, with a great feel for the primer. I've never used a hand held priming tool, but really have no desire since this one works so well for me. Another plus is that it takes all of about 10 seconds max to change over from small to large or large to small primers.
  6. Otto

    Otto Participating Member

    May 14, 2007
    Lone Star State
    Agreed. You'd think RCBS would address that. I can't imagine an unshielded tube of primers detonating at arms length.
    I guess a person could improvise his own blast shield.

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