Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Boomholzer, Jul 8, 2021.
I ordered one, Thanks for the great tip and link. I had thought about that, but not how hard they are!
I have the original, not the new breech-lok, and I like it. Real handy for camp, range, recliner...
I've had great results priming on my Rockchucker but I prefer to prime in my recliner where I can enjoy my Wife's company.
I had to replace the two Lee auto primes I had. No spare parts. Bought the Frankfort Arsenal one to replace them. The Frankfort is a heavy duty and with all the most popular shell holders included will last a life time I think. Photo from internet.
I was loading 45 Colt yesterday when I had the "moment".
Thank you all for the feedback, way more then I expected. @edhardware: thank you for the chamfer tool link.
I took a trip this morning to see what I could find local. I found the Frankford Arsenal hand depriming tool, not the priming tool. I'm lookin online now to order one. I did find an extra RCBS #20 shell holder today...even those are hard to find now. Not really worth the drive but a small victory and I got to check what was new for powder.....nuttin.
I worked the T7's primer arm and also swapping shell holder. Similar to what another contributor posted with the Lee hand press; its nice to work a process taking a step away from the bench and those old RCBSs were getting wonky.
Thanks again THR members.
Please let us know how the Frankford tool works out for you. I've been mildly annoyed with hand priming tools for more than 30 years now and would be happy to have a solution!
There actually have been times when I just wanted 50 of something different, but didn't want to adjust the powder measure and seating depth on the Dillon, so decapped, primed, and sized on it and then did the rest on the single stage.
I love My RCBS universal hand primer. But it has issues holding some brands of brass. I’ve had to switch back on some calibers to the hand primer that uses the shell holder for those.
You are correct. It is awful priming the Colt 45.
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