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Lubricating The RCBS Hand Primer

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by 357mag357, Feb 25, 2010.

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  1. 357mag357

    357mag357 Member

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    I always had trouble with the hand primer. It never felt smooth and was difficult to squeeze. After taking it apart I decided to spray the metal parts that contact each other with WD-40. My hand primer is as smooth as ice. Even those hard to prime S&B cases are easier. Why didn’t I think of this sooner?
     
  2. ole farmerbuck

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    Mine wasnt too smooth either untill i got everything just right. I'm just using it for large rifle. I use the Hornady for everything else.
     
  3. Walkalong

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    I realy like my RCBS hand primer. A quality oil or light grease will last much longer, and then you won't have to tear it down as often.
     
  4. 357mag357

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    Will try some gun oil next time it needs some. Thanks.
     
  5. rcmodel

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    I would not be in favor of using WD-40 or gun oil on primer handling equipment as it could contaminate the primers, and will surely accumulate dust & dirt.

    Try Remington Dry-Lube spray or a light mist of silicone spray.

    It is inert around primers once the solvent evaporates, and dirt doesn't stick to it..

    rc
     
  6. GP100man

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    I use tetra gun grease , apply & worked into a Qtip then sparingly on contact surfaces.
     
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