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Old January 26th, 2016, 04:25 AM   #16
 
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I wore out two of the Lee hand primer seaters. About 4 years ago I got a RCBS auto prime universal system that works ok but not as good as the old Lees did! I still do a lot of priming on most of my presses too. The Lyman looks to be well made and they do save time. I never had any seating depth problems with any of mine either.



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OK, I'm just getting "back into" reloading after about 25 years.

I just bought a new Lyman hand primer and it seats high.
I've tried 25 rds (.223) and I can't even get a flush seat.

There's obviously no "adjustment" to made to the tool...
I'm pretty remote and it's a long way and a lot of trouble to return it.

Any suggestions?
I am using mine for .223 Rem. also & it seats fine. I would suggest taking it apart & re-assembling to ensure it's together properly per the instructions.
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I wore out two of the Lee hand primer seaters. About 4 years ago I got a RCBS auto prime universal system that works ok but not as good as the old Lees did! I still do a lot of priming on most of my presses too. The Lyman looks to be well made and they do save time. I never had any seating depth problems with any of mine either.
I usually flare & prime on the press in 1 step, using Lee's safety prime on my press. I have done thousand's of rounds this way, both large & small primers & it works great.

The Lyman just gives me an added option & for the price paid, I am very happy.
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I still use my old round Lee hand prime tool. Never had a problem with it. I feared that Lee would some day, "Improve" their priming tool...so I bought another old style round one. Just in case. Glad I did, now I look around at yard/garage sales to perhaps stumble upon another one.
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Inconsistencies in seating depth when using a hand priming tool is entirely user caused (operator error). I have tried 4 different hand priming tools and have liked none, I guess they aren't made for my hands. Any inconsistent seating was my fault, not the tool's. I went to a ram prime 18 years ago and couldn't be happier (uniform/consistent, easy seating, and no hand cramps).
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I have or had a Lee, RCBS and Lyman hand primer tool (two Lees) and have now gone to a RCBS Bench Priming Tool. Though I still use a Lee or a RCBS hand primer on occasion. None have ever suffered from seating issues, other than not prepping brass properly before priming.

I upgraded because my hands got tired.

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By far the best for ease of operation and uniformity for me was the old Lee round type...that said, the handle/thumb levers broke on a yearly basis...a royal PITA. Lee's site said to send it back in and hell, the shipping alone was prohibitive...another royal PITA. I replaced at last count six (6) thumb levers or whatever they call them. Loved the engineering but the material in the unit was pot metal crap. Don't know about current production, however.

I finally gave up and bought the Lyman a year ago. It's a good piece of equipment but not as easy to use as the Lee. It's the size of the handle in my opinion...I've got big hands (wear an L size) and the handle is tough to be consistent with. Additionally, the primers fail to feed unless the handle lever is fully released. Refer back to the previous large handle throw comment. With attention, it's ok, but not as user friendly as the Lee. In it's plus column, it uses regular shell holders, the old Lee did not.

The Lyman is usable, but getting a good "feel" for bottoming out as rclark opined earlier, is not as easy to detect as the Lee...it's there but takes some care to sense. Too, I find that it's relatively easy to over-seat a primer, depth wise. This is something I've never experienced before, even with a bench press. The large handle lever throw is the culprit here, I think.

My favorite of all, slow but very precise, is the old Lyman 310 Tong Tool. It offered a good visual of the seating process, and feeling a good solid, uniform seat was easy. Consistency was it's hallmark. In fact, I still use it for ultra precise target and varmint loads in my .308 and .222 Magnum Sakos.

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I never really liked using press mounted priming systems. So, I went to using hand priming system from Lee. It was the old round tray model. Over the years I ended up buying four of them. Their weak point was the handle you pushed to seat the primer. The last Lee hand press I bought is the new model with the square primer tray.
I soon found that the new model didn't seat small primers deep enough.
Today I use the new model to seat large primers and the old model to seat small primers.
I also tried using the RCBS HAND priming system. I never found it to work as well as the Lee hand priming system.
I do most of my reloading using a RCBS turret press. I had used the priming system on the press for awhile. One thing I didn't like about it was there is a blind spot when you push the primer into the ram. You have to get the ram into the right position. If it wasn't high enough, the ram would catch the primer on its side or flip it over and you couldn't see it. Sometimes the primer would get lost inside the ram. One day while priming I raised the primer to seat a bullet and a loud bang went off. One of the primers that was stuck inside went off. I called RCBS service department and was suprised by their response. The guy I spoke with seemed indifferent. He was not suprised by primer going off. That was the last time I used the turret press to seat primers.
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I tried the new Lee Auto Prime XR.
I have small hands & it just doesn't work for me.
Doesn't fit my hand.

I went back to the old round Lee hand primer.
It works MUCH better for me.

Just my 2 worth, YMMV
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I now exclusively use the Lee Auto Bench Primer. It is fast and reliable and consistent. Also saves pain to the hand when loading a couple hundred rounds.
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