RCBS hand primer?

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Lilwoody
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RCBS hand primer?

Post by Lilwoody » Thu Jun 01, 2017 3:17 pm

Does anyone have any experience with these. I have a very old one that works great and a new one I want to use for target practice. The old one I got in a trade but it is only for large primers and knocks out 44's, 45's and 308 in very short order. The new one I got for small and to say it's problematic is a under statement. I have deprimed the shells that it has partially seated the primers in and used my Lee auto primer on them and they slip in like they have eyes. At first I thought I hadn't reamed the crimps out of the pick ups I was using but as I said the prime fine on the bench. What am I doing wrong or is this thing a reengineered piece of junk.

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Re: RCBS hand primer?

Post by gforester » Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:21 pm

Which one do you have? I have an older RCBS that requires you use the correct shell holder and either a large or small primer plug and it works pretty well, much easier on my hands than the Lee which I hated. I also have the RCBS bench primer which can be a PITA at times. I recently picked up the new design universal hand primer that doesn't require a shell holder and it works fantastic. I use it for any pistol calibers I don't have the conversion kit for the Dillon and all my rifle brass except for 223/556. The universal is on sale now at Midway.

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/319794 ... iming-tool

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