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Posted: 7/3/2012 5:47:31 AM EDT
Can anyone recommend one whose plastic top doesn't fall apart in a year?


Link Posted: 7/3/2012 6:16:41 AM EDT
Lee.

Mine's about ten years old and probably 10K+ primers through it.
Link Posted: 7/3/2012 6:22:04 AM EDT
That's what I'm looking to replace.
FWIW, I do 8-10k primers a year.
Link Posted: 7/3/2012 8:16:03 AM EDT
Sinclair
K&M
RCBS (bench mount)
Link Posted: 7/3/2012 8:29:47 AM EDT



Quoted:


Sinclair


K&M

RCBS (bench mount)


Holy crap, that thing is $110...  



The K&M looks good.



 





Link Posted: 7/3/2012 9:31:40 AM EDT
Nope!  On sale today for $109.99!!  LOL
Link Posted: 7/3/2012 10:16:16 AM EDT
I wore out 2 Lee hand primers.  The worked great, but after several years of hard use they bit the dust.

I went to a RCBS hand primer and like it a LOT better.  I feel that it's a safer hand primer because it puts a steel shield between the primer being seated and the primers in the tray.  I have seen the aftermath of a Lee tray blow up once and it wasn't pretty.  The only reason the guy didn't get his eyes put out was because he was wearing prescription glasses.  The lenses were damaged enough that they had to be replaced.

RCBS Hand Primer tool
Link Posted: 7/3/2012 11:01:29 AM EDT
Quoted:
I wore out 2 Lee hand primers.  The worked great, but after several years of hard use they bit the dust.

I went to a RCBS hand primer and like it a LOT better.  I feel that it's a safer hand primer because it puts a steel shield between the primer being seated and the primers in the tray.  I have seen the aftermath of a Lee tray blow up once and it wasn't pretty.  The only reason the guy didn't get his eyes put out was because he was wearing prescription glasses.  The lenses were damaged enough that they had to be replaced.

RCBS Hand Primer tool


+1

Sure it has plastic pieces that can wear, but if they do, call RCBS and you'll have them in a few days.
Link Posted: 7/3/2012 11:05:55 AM EDT
How's the "feel" on the RCBS?  IE, can you feel the seating of the primer?
Link Posted: 7/3/2012 11:26:10 AM EDT
Quoted:
How's the "feel" on the RCBS?  IE, can you feel the seating of the primer?


Yep, just like the Lee.

What sold me on the RCBS was the added safety features.
Link Posted: 7/3/2012 11:28:21 AM EDT
Quoted:
How's the "feel" on the RCBS?  IE, can you feel the seating of the primer?


Pretty noticeable when you're seating.

I group my precision rounds to tight and loose primer pockets.
Link Posted: 7/3/2012 12:39:27 PM EDT
Quoted:

Quoted:
Sinclair
K&M
RCBS (bench mount)

Holy crap, that thing is $110...  

The K&M looks good.
 




I use mine every chance I get.  It is perfection.  There is no better priming tool on the market.
Link Posted: 7/3/2012 12:57:19 PM EDT
Thanks all, I think I'll grab the RCBS (gateway tool to the Sinclair?? ).


Link Posted: 7/3/2012 2:45:10 PM EDT
I recently made the jump to the Hornady unit.  I really like using standard shell holders.
Link Posted: 7/3/2012 2:51:19 PM EDT
I like my RCBS universal.
Link Posted: 7/3/2012 2:56:48 PM EDT
Quoted:
Thanks all, I think I'll grab the RCBS (gateway tool to the Sinclair?? ).



I like this RCBS better

You will need this to load the strips

primer strips
Link Posted: 7/3/2012 7:16:32 PM EDT
The total for those things is $87.  The Sinclair is $110.
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