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Old July 17th, 2013, 01:17 PM   #1
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Harvey Deprimer

Anyone ever used this Harvey Deprimer?

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It's a little pricey for something my press already does, but I thought it might be nice to sit and watch TV while punching out spent primers. Just curious about how well it works and if it's worth the money.

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I've never heard of it but it looks like a handy tool. Where do the primers and dust go when you pop them out. My wife would skin me alive if I got them all over the carpet while I was watching tv.
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I've never heard of it but it looks like a handy tool. Where do the primers and dust go when you pop them out. My wife would skin me alive if I got them all over the carpet while I was watching tv.
Probably in your carpet.
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1) You'd still have to resize the cases, so you're not saving any steps at all.

2) It costs the price of a decent 3-die set, so you could either buy a redundant tool, or add a whole new caliber to your loading setup.

3) "This debris normally falls into your reloading press" they say, except they don't point out that now it falls right onto your floor (which is not designed to conveniently handle it) instead of into your press (which is designed with the function in mind).

4) I don't particularly feel comfortable doing any reloading step "while watching tv" or any other activity. When I reload I'm focused on reloading and reloading only, even for depriming/resizing. There is no phone in my reloading room, there is no tv in there. The only exception is that I go elsewhere and watch tv while the cases tumble. Suppose Honey Boo Boo farts while I'm depriming and I get to laughing and skip a case, which I then absent-mindedly try to re-prime? It wouldn't be the first time Honey Boo Boo was implicated in a personal injury case.


So, to answer the question directly, I have never used said device, and there's four decent reasons I don't plan on doing so.
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The advantage to this tool is that it allows you to pop the primer so that you can get the primer pockets clean. I always feed my brass through a old rockchucker I have equipped with a universal depriming die before I wash my brass. After the brass has been washed I decide if it can benefit from polishing and if so I tumble it. Once it's clean and polished, I reload it.

I don't like feeding dirty brass through my dies - any of them.
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The advantage to this tool is that it allows you to pop the primer so that you can get the primer pockets clean. I always feed my brass through a old rockchucker I have equipped with a universal depriming die before I wash my brass. After the brass has been washed I decide if it can benefit from polishing and if so I tumble it. Once it's clean and polished, I reload it.

I don't like feeding dirty brass through my dies - any of them.
That's what I liked about it.
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The advantage to this tool is that it allows you to pop the primer so that you can get the primer pockets clean. I always feed my brass through a old rockchucker I have equipped with a universal depriming die before I wash my brass. After the brass has been washed I decide if it can benefit from polishing and if so I tumble it. Once it's clean and polished, I reload it.

I don't like feeding dirty brass through my dies - any of them.
+1 to your system! I do the same thing with the Lee(I know your not a fan)Universal Decapper. It's a very nice $12 investment. I believe RCBS makes 1 also.
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Anyone ever used this Harvey Deprimer?

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It's a little pricey for something my press already does, but I thought it might be nice to sit and watch TV while punching out spent primers. Just curious about how well it works and if it's worth the money.

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I saw an article on it in American Rifleman. They liked it. I just use the Lee Universal Decapper for $12, but for off press work, it looks pretty nice.
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I saw an article on it in American Rifleman. They liked it. I just use the Lee Universal Decapper for $12, but for off press work, it looks pretty nice.
Thanks! I was googling deprimer and this was all I found.
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Thanks! I was googling deprimer and this was all I found.
Oh, it's a die. I've got that. Trying to recap the brass before tumbling without setting up the press in the garage. The garage is too hot to sustain human life in the summertime. I was hoping I'd find a hand tool.
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As most reloaders gain experience, their tool box gains tools. What would do for a beginner, isn't enough for an experienced reloader...

I started with a Lee Loader and today I do so many more things to my brass, bullets and powder, that a simple loading tool is too simple.
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I'm thinken it is good to resize and deprime in one step... unless you clean your brass before you resize.

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If I had one I would not use it

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