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    Quote Originally Posted by R.G. Robinett View Post
    "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
    I get much tactile feedback from my Lee Priming Tool.
    Such a simple device but it works quite well.

    * doggie *

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    I blew up

    a Lee Priming Tool years ago. Burned my left thumb quite badly. I didn't go by the directions so it was my fault, I put too many primers in the holder. The Lee does not have a fence to prevent a spark from igniting the primers waiting to be seated. I replaced it with 2 RCBS seaters that do have a fence.

    Pete

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    Cool

    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Wass View Post
    a Lee Priming Tool years ago. Burned my left thumb quite badly. I didn't go by the directions so it was my fault, I put too many primers in the holder. The Lee does not have a fence to prevent a spark from igniting the primers waiting to be seated. I replaced it with 2 RCBS seaters that do have a fence.

    Pete
    squesse your primer seater with your hand not your thumb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillBrawand View Post
    squesse your primer seater with your hand not your thumb.
    and fingers.

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    The RCBS bench primer uses the regular shell holder also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Wass View Post
    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
    I got the RCBS tool shortly after they came out. My experience with it was that it was designed for someone with bear paws for hands. RCBS confirmed that the designer was a really big guy. Unless they have a redesigned “Gen 2”, I would not suggest buying one unless you have an opportunity to try it out.

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    Great exercise

    Quote Originally Posted by Rick B View Post
    I got the RCBS tool shortly after they came out. My experience with it was that it was designed for someone with bear paws for hands. RCBS confirmed that the designer was a really big guy. Unless they have a redesigned “Gen 2”, I would not suggest buying one unless you have an opportunity to try it out.
    Guess they were built for Iron Men, eh?

    Pete

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    The problem arose

    Quote Originally Posted by BillBrawand View Post
    squesse your primer seater with your hand not your thumb.
    when a primer got sideways and when I pushed on the hannle, it ignited! In an instant the priming tool was dismembered and 90 odd primers went off like fireworks. Third degree burns on my left thumb and a bruise on my chest. Fortunately, there is no pain with third degree burns but the skin on my left thumb is still very thin and easy to cut or scrape. It was my fault! The burns were a lovely scalloped shape. I suppose exactly the same shape as the flame coming out of that primer. We survived it.

    Pete

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    Quote Originally Posted by pete wass View Post
    when a primer got sideways and when i pushed on the hannle, it ignited! In an instant the priming tool was dismembered and 90 odd primers went off like fireworks. Third degree burns on my left thumb and a bruise on my chest. Fortunately, there is no pain with third degree burns but the skin on my left thumb is still very thin and easy to cut or scrape. It was my fault! The burns were a lovely scalloped shape. I suppose exactly the same shape as the flame coming out of that primer. We survived it.

    Pete
    soe yrs ago i was at union county wekert and a denist had same thing happen he was hit with a number primers and fe went thru his aopy havent seen him since. Dont know.

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    The primer getting sideways in the original Lee priming tools is what causes the issues. After a lot of use, the I.D. of the plastic tray that the ram operates in gets enlarged from the ram. I make a small brass sleeve...basically a liner. Problem fixed.

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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
    harts had a table model primer seater wiyh head changes for cal that i9 believe could made to do what you want i9 have one from yrs ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billbrawand View Post
    harts had a table model primer seater wiyh head changes for cal that i9 believe could made to do what you want i9 have one from yrs ago.
    i beleive you cfould your own by lightly drillingprimer pocets to what cursh you want.

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    Doing it correctly by feel removes the tolerances
    present between the primer cup and case.
    Last edited by brickeyee; 04-20-2021 at 03:02 PM.

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