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Thread: Hand prime or Bench prime

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    Hand prime or Bench prime

    Hand prime or off the bench prime.

    So like the title says.

    Which do you prefer and why.

    I have a Lee bench primer and am wondering if I should try a hand primer???

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    I Bench prime to avoid the potential of a proximity detonation of multiple primers in a hand held device.
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    I have both but I prime on the bench as I can size and prime in one go, cuts out that extra step

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    Good points, id not thought of

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    I have both, my bench prime is slow but feels safe. I do however hand prime, no more than 20 primers in the primer at once, safety glasses and keep it away from my face. I find the hand primer faster but also much better feel.
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    I hand prime individually. Have for at least thirty years. Prefer the more precise feel of a quality made single hand primer.
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    I hand prime with a hand primer with 1 primer in it at a time. Takes a while but i know straight away if there has been a stuff up and every case gets well inspected

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    Hand prime,it seems faster.
    "Sixty percent of the time,it works every time"

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    Hand prime, single primer at a time, 21st Century tool. Unused RCBS hand primers and RCBS bench primer sitting in cupboard.

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    Yep from what I've read most do prover to hand prime.
    Think it might be the go for the winter as garage is a bit cool bloody -1 when it went in there this morning
    I store all my primers and powder inside so I don't have any moisture issues

    So if I was to buy one what?
    Here's what I can get!
    k&n
    Lee auto primer or Lee ergo primer
    Rsbs

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    If you want a Lee hand primer tool I have one with large and small trays $30 to you door none rural

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    Hi if sideshow doesn't want it I will grab if that's ok
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    Quote Originally Posted by 25/08IMP View Post
    If you want a Lee hand primer tool I have one with large and small trays $30 to you door none rural

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    You realise @Sideshow is on the other side a?

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    Ha Yep thanks for the offers zimmer & 25/08IMP, just spotted that! But puku is right IM on the other bloody side.....of the world.
    In Blighty boys.
    So 6mm ackley your most welcome to it if the offer is still open for him
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sideshow View Post
    Yep from what I've read most do prover to hand prime.
    Think it might be the go for the winter as garage is a bit cool bloody -1 when it went in there this morning
    I store all my primers and powder inside so I don't have any moisture issues

    So if I was to buy one what?
    Here's what I can get!
    k&n
    Lee auto primer or Lee ergo primer
    Rsbs
    For precision the K&N
    From the rest - RCBS (with auto jaws). Still has nice seating feel and no changing of shellholders when changing case head size. As safe as "possible" with safety gate.

 

 

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