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    Custom Bench Priming tool

    Has anyone here ever made their own bench priming tool? Preferably one that has the capacity to adjust the depth and that has better feel?

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    I had considered modifying a Forster bench unit, but it's so clumsy....

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    Look at a KM priming tool. It might be of interest.

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    why would you want to adjust seating depth ?


    1) seat to the bottom of the pocket
    2) add a small crush in place about .002

    not seated to the bottom means the firing pin must do that job
    leading to poor ignition consistency.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rsmithsr View Post
    why would you want to adjust seating depth ?


    1) seat to the bottom of the pocket
    2) add a small crush in place about .002

    not seated to the bottom means the firing pin must do that job
    leading to poor ignition consistency.
    All done by feel or you can spring for this bench mounted priming tool.

    http://www.primalrights.com/store/in...product_id=134

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    i did not realize the great sense of humor you have.

    Quote Originally Posted by Pat Miles View Post
    All done by feel or you can spring for this bench mounted priming tool.

    http://www.primalrights.com/store/in...product_id=134

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pat Miles View Post
    All done by feel or you can spring for this bench mounted priming tool.

    http://www.primalrights.com/store/in...product_id=134
    That's a lovely bit of kit! The price is a bit rich for my blood, but I like it.

    GsT

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    I have one of the CPS units and a Century21 hand tool. The CPS unit is very, very nice. Working it is quick and smooth and be done with one hand leaving the other free to simply add/remove a case.

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    Cool

    Quote Originally Posted by thorswhisper View Post
    has anyone here ever made their own bench priming tool? Preferably one that has the capacity to adjust the depth and that has better feel?
    i beleive k m has the fioxtures to do that '.

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    I'd agree

    Quote Originally Posted by John Kielly View Post
    I had considered modifying a Forster bench unit, but it's so clumsy....
    I have one of those but it's faster for me to use my RCBS hand seater with the 100 Primer holder. I've had and have several priming tools but find the RCBS the best and most comfortable.

    Pete

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    Quote Originally Posted by rsmithsr View Post
    i did not realize the great sense of humor you have.
    I didn't realize it either!
    Last edited by Pat Miles; 03-01-2021 at 11:52 PM.

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    The RCBS bench tool (straight lever) has excellent feel.
    This one:

    https://www.amazon.com/RCBS-9460-Aut...4721859&sr=8-1

    Not hard to detect primer entering pocket, anvil touching bottom of pocket,
    and then that last little movement that compresses the primer pellet.

    Never have been able to feel as well using any of the cam operated seaters.
    Only complaint was that the older tubes did not hold 100 primers.
    Looks like they fixed this.
    I see tubes advertised as holding 100 primers.

    I grabbed longer tubes from Dillon and turned a shoulder on them so they fit.
    Problem solved.

    Once you have a metal lathe you will find a lot more uses for it.

    No more filing on a drill press to tweak the diameter of things.
    Last edited by brickeyee; 03-02-2021 at 05:58 PM.

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    I had that same RCBS seater with Holland's modifications. While nice it doesn't come anywhere near the feel of the Primal Rights CPS tool. Not even close. It's a spendy little tool, that's for sure.

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    SO, what does FEEL got to do with it, got to do with, got to do with it?

    As long as the primers are bottomed, they will ignite. A lot of people seem to place a lot of relevance on feel. How does one measure feel? Just askin for a friend

    Pete
    Last edited by Pete Wass; 03-03-2021 at 07:51 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Wass View Post
    As long as the primers are bottomed, they will ignite. A lot of people seem to place a lot of relevance on feel. How does one measure feel? Just askin for a friend

    Pete
    "Feel", better termed "tactile judgement", is an acquired skill. What it, "has to do with it", is uniformly "seating" the anvil, thus, uniform ignition. RG

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