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there's got to be a better way.....

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by SSN Vet, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. SSN Vet

    SSN Vet Well-Known Member

    to get Federal primers out of their ridiculous packaging and into my Lee primer feed trays.

    I'm getting tired of chasing them around the bench.
  2. SSN Vet

    SSN Vet Well-Known Member

    found this.... but you still have to flip half of them...


    I can do the entire 100 count of Win primers in the tray in less than a minute, and not spill or have to flip any of them.
  3. 7boomer2

    7boomer2 New Member

    slowly empty onto a paer towel or plate fold and pour into your tray:D
  4. vtail

    vtail Well-Known Member

  5. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator

    Dump them in your hand, dump them in the tray.
  6. 420Stainless

    420Stainless Well-Known Member

    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.
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2013
  7. FROGO207

    FROGO207 Well-Known Member

    I do not bother use them as I don't feel the need to deal with such things.YMMV
  8. taraquian

    taraquian Well-Known Member

    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
  9. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf member

    I carefully pour them into a pie tin and then dump them on the floor.
  10. ngnrd

    ngnrd Well-Known Member

    Dump 'em in a baggie and pour 'em into the tray.
  11. SSN Vet

    SSN Vet Well-Known Member

    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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