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Question on Primer catchers, specifically Lyman S-T turret

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by bloominonion, Feb 19, 2011.

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  1. bloominonion

    bloominonion Member

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    I have a Lyman S-T turret press, and it doesn't have a primer catcher. i was debating about just making one, but I need ideas/pictures. If anyone has this press, or one similar, please let me know what you did for a primer catcher.

    I can't deal with spilling primers all over the stinkin floor all day long, especially now that my new press has a primer catcher.

    Here is a pic of it.
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  2. Lee Roder

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    I use the catcher which came with my SparT. It "grips" the stem of the press just below the attachment point for the primer arm.

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    Probably could improvise one if you are crafty, but a bed sheet spread on the floor beneath the press is probably simpler and also works well to catch the crap.

    HTH
     
  3. skselby

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    Wonder if the primer catcher for the crusher and t-mag would work?

    I have one on my old t-mag -- looks like the picture in the post above, but in black.
     
  4. bloominonion

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    I was debating about making my own out of kydex. I have a few square feet of it lying around, but if a new catcher like that is ~$10, I might just buy one.

    LeeRoder, would you ming measuring the inside dimension of where it goes around the press body?
     
  5. Zonker

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    Call Lyman, they may well send you one for free.
     
  6. Lee Roder

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    bloominonion, the opening is horseshoe shaped, with a narrow entrance measuring approximately 1.4" across widening to 1.5". It shoves onto the press OK.
     
  7. 32dgrz

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    I was told that catcher for the current press will work. Of course this was after I spent too much for an original one on ebay
     
  8. Sunray

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    It's an old press. I'd make a catcher out of a margarine tub and duct tape.
     
  9. bloominonion

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    I will make one out of kydex if the dimensions don't match up. I have some extra floating around from making some CCW holsters.
     
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