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Lee Classic Turret and Inline Fabrication Ultramount - Primer Collection Tube Issues

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Ironwill1406, Nov 16, 2020.

  1. Ironwill1406

    Ironwill1406 Member

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    Hi All,

    I bought the inline fabrication ultramount and have it bolted to the edge of my bench. But now the lee classic primer collection tube gets jammed up at the bottom of the downstroke and falls off.

    Anyone else having this issue?
     
  2. Bosn Ski

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    I used the micro ultramount mounted right on the edge of my bench. Because it cantilevers over the edge, the primer collection tube is clear.

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  3. Ironwill1406

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    Yeah, so the micromount has one side that is straight so the press still hangs overs cleanly, the ultramount has both sides that angle inward so it pulls the press over the bench instead of hanging off. Grrr!
     
  4. Bosn Ski

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    Yep. Hate to be the bearer of bad news...

    Maybe some kind of semi-rigid tube that will hold a gradual bend...
     
  5. Skgreen

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    Hole in the bench,,,
     
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  6. Ironwill1406

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    Just built the bench...it's gorgeous...that aint happening :)
     
  7. Phantom 309

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    A small, narrow hose clamp might be just enough to help the tube grab on to the barb a little better, but then again it might just make it pop off easier. That connection point on the LCT could be a bit longer in my opinion.

    Another option would be to use some stainless safety wire twisted nice and tight just above the barb. Bailing wire might do the trick but it's a much larger diameter than safety wire and it tends to break when twisted really tight. You could probably get a small bit of safety wire from a motorcycle shop to save you from buying a whole roll.

    Third possible solution is to find a length of surgical type tubing in a slightly smaller ID. That stuff is really stretchy and will probably grab hold of the barb better, although it's soft enough that it might kink shut when it bumps the face of your bench. And you'd have to source a new cap for the bottom if it's not routed to a container.

    That's all I've got, I'd try those three in that order. Hope it helps.
     
  8. Ironwill1406

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    So some good news, because the riser is so high, i could put like a 2" high small cup below the catch (and remove the tube entirely) for depriming activity. Or just get the 7' minimount which sits flush against the edge. Ugh, more holes in my new bench if I do that.

    I was also thinking of getting something JUST for depriming as I deprime, then wash, then load. Anyone use a single press as a standalone / dedicated deprimer?
     
  9. kmw1954

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    Find something to use as a standoff and raise the whole thing another couple inches to relieve the bend in the primer tube. Or notch the front of the bench under the ram. Not many options left..
     
  10. Englishmn
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    I bought a Frankford Arsenal Platinum Series Hand Deprimer Tool.
    The LCT primer tube falls off if you look at it the wrong way.
     
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  11. rdnktrkr

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    I use nyties to secure the tube to the press, I've been using them for fuel lines on boats, motorcycles and outdoor equipment for years, anything that is not fuel injection. I use one press for all my case prep but it is a turret that has trim and sizing dies for 2 calibers on ea turret, I deprime with a Lee universal decapping die on a single stage and then clean before prepping, then after sizing I clean again to remove lube. I like decapping and then cleaning to keep all range crud on one press.
     
  12. Rule3

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    A picture would sure help

    As mention a semi rigid tube or a suction tube (has braids in it to prevent kinks) A gradual elbow?? Hard to say without seeing it.
     
  13. D Rock

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    That's what I use. I had a hole in the bench to mount my pattern maker's vice. It worked out perfectly.
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    Dave
     
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  14. kidneyboy

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    I have the same setup. Cut the tube short and put a catch box underneath the short tube. Zero issues.
    Just like what D Rock has but instead of cutting a hole in the bench top I put a small box there. An Acme 100 round box works perfect as well as any number of tupperware containers.
     
  15. Ironwill1406

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    What single stage do you use for decapping? I really like the idea of keeping all the dirt and, as you said, crud away from the nice turret press when I'm ready to reload.
     
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    I haven't used one (maybe for Christmas..) but some people seem to like the Lee APP for depriming.
    Maybe search for Lee APP here and see if anything interesting comes up.
     
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  17. rdnktrkr

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    It is a Lee C press, I purchased some reloading stuff at a flea market and he gave me a good price IF I took the little Lee press also:), I thought it would just take up space but now I use it a lot, it doesn't like crimped primers but it will do them, I like that it is open and easy to put the brass in and out.
     
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  18. tcoz

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    The tube holds a lot of primers so maybe if you cut just enough off the bottom you won’t miss the extra capacity
     
  19. higgite

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    Is it a reloading bench or a dinner table? ;)
     
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  20. Skgreen

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    I have a dozen plus holes in my bench. Each has a prior and or a current use.
    Added 4 more for primer tubes. Added 3 more for bullet tubes. Got a couple doing double-duty for either a powder drop stand or a case trimmer.
    Some of the odd ball ones have been repurposed for tweezers, small tools, hex wrench's etc.
     
  21. kidneyboy

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    My setup. Primers don't escape the box.

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  22. Dudedog
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    Those ACME boxes are nice.
     
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  23. Tilos

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    I use a different press for decapping...

    A drill press with some washers that are case head size and a decapping pin from any die.
    It goes a lot faster because I don't have to insert the case into a shell holder.
    The extra lever pressure reveals any crimped primers that can be remedied with a hand chamfer tool then and there.
    Decap before wet tumbling to keep crud off of press and allow primer pockets to be cleaned via tumbling.

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    A different top plate for each caliber
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    FYI, the DP spindle is not turning during decapping :uhoh:
    Cost...nothing, made from hardware on hand.
    :D
     
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  24. Ironwill1406

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    Might as well be a dinner table! I think the box idea from below will work.
     
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