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Primer pickup tubes

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

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  1. genebofunk

    genebofunk Member

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    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

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    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.

    edfardos
     
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    It's good for the old hand/eye coordination.
     
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    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.
     
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    Just noticed this. Looks like they are going to make a newer version.
     
  8. dickttx

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

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    I hear ya.....it's a daunting task isn't it.:rolleyes:
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Good to see that Midway will have a more affordable option again!
     
  13. BYJO4

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    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

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    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.
     
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