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    Primer pocket reaming tools

    I am currently using the RCBS primer pocket reaming tool, it works okay, it does seem to be getting dull pretty quickly. I am looking for one that lasts longer and works a bit quicker, I do not want to swage. Has anyone tried the burst fire or L.E. Wilson cutters or have another suggestion. I have also used a regular counter sink but I don't like the fact that they don't have a stop. I am using them in a drill press.

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    Been using the K&M tool & a cordless drill for a few years now with no complaints.
    https://kmshooting.com/product/premi...rrection-tool/
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    I'll give a "me too!" vis the marvelous tool Czech too uses! Works great and has a "STOP" so it is fool-proof vis depth. I highly recommend it! And, its guide guarantees primer pocket bottom will be perpendicular to case.
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    VP MFG PRIMER POCKET PRO, it mounts to a press and can do 3500 rph. i have one on my 1050 for doing 5.56 swaged brass and it works much better than the dillon swag device. they can be found at imortobot
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    I still get along well with my Old Lyman hand tools.. Admittedly I do Not fool with many crimped primers!! Uniforming, yes, I have done it!

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    Carbide set with handle from Sinclair, both large and small rifle uniformers.

    Being carbide, I doubt I could dull them in a half-dozen lifetimes of primer pocket cleanup.

    Generally used with the handle, for large batches, I have chucked in either the drill press or the South Bend. Drill press seems to work a little easier.

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    The only reaming I did in the past, I used a RCBS deburr and chamfer tool. Chucked it up in a hand held drill, and it worked is all I’ll say. Got the CH prime and swage tool, problem solved! Just my .02
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    I prefer to swage primer pockets to remove crimps and tru up the sides of the pocket. But I uniform with a sinclair tool made from carbide.The big issue when uniforming the bottom is the flutes on most cutters arnt deep enough to do it in one pass they fill and stop cutting. You have to clear chips once maybe twice. Carbide is the way to go and stays sharp much longer and holds size better.

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    looking into all your suggestions thanks so much

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    the k&m will remove crimps and uniform the pockets?

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    I have been using the carbide tools from Sinclair since around the late 80's. Still going strong after several thousand rounds. I use them in a small hand drill clamped onto the bench. Run it at medium speed and not high speed. I use them for small pistol and rifle and large pistol and rifle. james

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    Dillon Super Swage is what I use and highly recommend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donovansn585 View Post
    the k&m will remove crimps and uniform the pockets?
    I have only used the K&M to uniform primer pockets. I don't know that it can't remove crimps, just that I haven't used it for that application.
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    I use the L E Wilson tool to remove primer crimp.
    I removed the handle and replaced it with a nut.
    My cordless drill with a socket makes short work of primer crimp.

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    Second on suggesting the ones from Sinclair. I’ve been using them for years. Still sharp as the day I started using them.

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    I use the Lyman hand tool-- chuck the case in a hand drill and turn the case while holding the Lyman. It removes any crimp, uniforms the pockets and is shaped so it stops at the correct depth. With my small primer pocket tool I have literally cut the crimp out of thousands of 223/5.56 cases with no obvious dulling of the tool.
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    I have been using the Sinclair for about 15 years and as far as I can tell, they are like new. Carbide cutters last about forever on brass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbuck351 View Post
    I have been using the Sinclair for about 15 years and as far as I can tell, they are like new. Carbide cutters last about forever on brass.
    This also has been my experience with the Sinclair Carbide cutters.

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    Lots of good choices for certain. I have no regrets in buying the Dillon Swaging tool. Works great!

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    Have about a dozen primer pocket reamers, the two I use the most by mfg are the CH reamer on a hand crank that can be used with a cordless drill and the RCBS motorized on a Case Prep Center. The Case Prep Center reamers can easily be replaced if you keep spare cutters and works well as a cleaning tool for keeping primer pockets clean.
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