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Thread: Lee auto bench prime

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    Boolit Master

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    Feb 2018

    Lee auto bench prime

    Iím thinking of picking up one of these. Does anyone have one? How well does it work?

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    Boolit Grand Master

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    Jan 2011
    Color Me Gone
    I have a couple. I like them a lot. Have a couple RCBS bench mounted primers. The biggest difference is that Lee uses a primer tray and RCBS uses a tube. I much prefer a tray. The price is half or better for the Lee. There are a lot of threads on the Lee Bench Primer. The tray will need attention. May need a shake. Make sure handle fully retuns to the top. Once you figure out bext way to get the tray running you are golden.
    "Had his shooting been as good as his running, he might have given a better account of himself."
    James. C. Henderson

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    Jun 2008
    So. Orygun
    My first "trial run" I had 3 OOPS! out of sixty cases primed. I reread the instructions, mounted the tool solidly, allowed (helped) the handle travel it's full swing, and now I get 99.9% good priming (last week out of 100 45 Colt cases primed I had one go in backwards, mainly because I wasn't watching). I do flick the primer tray occasionally to make sure the primers slide down properly, but I normally dump 100 primers in the tray, then prime 100 cases, non-stop...
    My Anchor is holding fast!

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    Apr 2010
    Thomasville North Carolina
    I have one and I like it a lot. I do prefer the franklin arsenal hand priming tool though. On my Lee bench prime I removed the rubber bumper and do always make sure you operate the handle to the stop on the up stroke.

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check