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there's got to be a better way.....

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by SSN Vet, Jan 17, 2013.

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  1. SSN Vet

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    to get Federal primers out of their ridiculous packaging and into my Lee primer feed trays.

    I'm getting tired of chasing them around the bench.
     
  2. SSN Vet

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    found this.... but you still have to flip half of them...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ac4wBIwMZBg

    I can do the entire 100 count of Win primers in the tray in less than a minute, and not spill or have to flip any of them.
     
  3. 7boomer2

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    slowly empty onto a paer towel or plate fold and pour into your tray:D
     
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  5. Walkalong

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    Dump them in your hand, dump them in the tray.
     
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    The center portion of the Lee tray, at least on my old Auto-Primes (the original version have a warning not to use with Federal), is wide enough to accept about 5 rows of the primers at a time. So I used to just poke half of the package tray out of the sleeve and load those into the center. I'd only get 50 at a time, but it worked without spilling any and usually without leaving any, or many, to flip. Nowadays I have a RamPrime that I use with Federals since the old Auto-Primes aren't supposed to be safe for them.

    Been so long since I used Federal I went and checked a box. Forgot these were the one's packed sideways. Ignore the comment about not having to flip, obviously that couldn't have been right.
     
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    I do not bother use them as I don't feel the need to deal with such things.YMMV
     
  8. taraquian

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    You can use a tray (I just use a metal lid from a 'tin' DVD case) when you flip the tray don't pick up the primer package all the way, about 2/3 of the way pull or push it as you lift the remaining 1/3. I have actually got all 100 right this way. :what:OK it was only once but it works pretty good
     
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    I carefully pour them into a pie tin and then dump them on the floor.
     
  10. ngnrd

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    Dump 'em in a baggie and pour 'em into the tray.
     
  11. SSN Vet

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    best recommendation award goes to taraquian...

    I'll give that a try this weekend .... as my wife and daughters have a "chick flick" festival planned and I surely intend to be in the man cave for that event.
     
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