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Redding primer pocket uniformer

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by jhansman, Apr 19, 2008.

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  1. jhansman

    jhansman Member

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    Did a search, but could not find anything on this tool. Sooo....

    Anyone out there with experience with this primer pocket uniformer? Up til now I've been using the one that came with my Lee kit, which works well but is just too small to get a decent grip on. The Redding comes with a plastic screwdriver type handle, and can also be adapted for a drill chuck. Looks like a winner, but I wanted to check here first. TIA.

    Linky: http://www.redding-reloading.com/pages/primpockuniform.html
     
  2. mallc

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    I use them

    Redding handles are larger diameter than RCBS. I have not tried the drill adaptor but will probably do so in the near future.

    Scott
     
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    $48 for a pocket reamer? Ouch! That's Sinclair pricing alright ;) I know they only carry quality products, and that one looks it, but the Redding is a bit more in line with my budget. Thanks.
     
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    If your using the standard double ended lee.. It should fit in the chuck of a elect drill.. mine does and works fine.. if you place the cases upside down on your bench you shouldnt have any hand fatigue at all...
     
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    I have the lyman uniformer. It doesn't really cut all that great in some cases. I've powered it by using a drill press, it helps but its still difficult to use on some cases.

    Jon
     
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    Seems like there is an apple to oranges comparison going on here. As far as I know, Lee only makes a primer pocket cleaner. This is the little double-ended device designed to clean out the old fired primer residue.

    The Redding uniformer is designed to cut the primer pocket to standard dimensions.

    I think most if not all of the reloading tool manufacturers sell varying forms of primer pocket cleaners with appropriate handles. Any of these should be a better replacement for the Lee at a much lower costs. If you buy the pieces separately, you can purchase a single handle to lower the overall cost.

    For what it's worth, I like the handle marketed by Hornady. It is smaller than the Redding and RCBS ones, but it has a good feel in my hand and is large enough for a good grip.

    Jim
     
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    Primer pocket Cleaner VS Uniformer

     
  10. jhansman

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    Yep, I agree. I was so eager to find a replacement for the Lee tool that had a handle, I missed the difference. Thanks Jim for pointing it out. I'm not sure if I'll need the Redding tool or not, but for now all I need is a 'handled' tool that does what the Lee tool does, i.e., clean out the primer pocket. Suggestions, anyone?
     
  11. mrawesome22-250

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    I like the Hornady primer pocket cleaner. A couple twists and all the crud is gone. Or you can chuck the cleaner in your drill and one quick pull of the trigger gets them sparkling. Using this method I would guess you could clean hundreds of cases in no time flat. Which makes me wonder why some people don't clean pockets. It takes very little time so why not do it? Maybe I'm just anal.
     
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