Hand loading primers

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by 44stevenson, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. 44stevenson

    44stevenson New Member

    Sep 29, 2010
    I recently purchased a lee hand priming tool and I cannot get my shell holder into the primer. Do you need a different style shell holder than what comes with the die sets?

  2. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Athens, Georgia
  3. 44stevenson

    44stevenson New Member

    Sep 29, 2010
  4. accident

    accident Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Sep 11, 2009
    middle GA
    I paid about $15.00 for the Lee shellholder set (which covers most) from Midsouth.Joe
  5. bob b

    bob b New Member

    Jan 23, 2011
    i make 3006 blanks for reenacting and i hand prime all of them more than 10,000 over the years
  6. Orin

    Orin Member

    Jan 23, 2011
    Florida, USA
    Take your time with the Lee gizmo, bub... It takes a bit of getting used to. Once you get it down it'll do 3 things at one time: Not only push the primer into the case but reload the ram for the next and align a primer to be fed up. But if you don't hold it at the correct angle - slightly back - things will get out of whack & cause frustration. Use your mind & watch your primers move. Slow & EZ.
  7. yep,L.D. another great lee product. old semperfi
  8. howlnmad

    howlnmad Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2008
    Harriman, Tn
    It's a nice tool for the price. The only real setbacks are the round trays on the old style, you have to buy special shell holders that fit nothing else (well they do work for something else but I don't want to get flamed for saying it) and some have managed to break the handle off. Mine has been good to me for better than 10 years.
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