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Quick tip for LNL AP users

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by 119er, Jan 21, 2013.

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  1. 119er

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    May be old news, but no searches spoke directly of this.

    I was having some binding/rough priming issues with my press lately. What I determined to be the cause was the primer punch is being forced slightly off center when priming due to the dimple in the press. To be quick, I disassembled the punch and used 320 sandpaper followed with coarse then fine steel wool to polish the roughness out of the finish. I then chucked the nut in a drill and lightly polished it too. Reassembly and a blast of brake cleaner and oneshot later, it is priming like never before!

    Your experience may vary, but this made a very noticeable improvement in effort required to seat primers on my press. Next I may fix that dimple using ideas from the other threads here.
     
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