Lee Safety Prime

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  1. country_boy

    country_boy TGT Addict

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    I was trying to make some 45 acp today and the lee safety prime dispenser is jamming on the wolf large pistol primers I bought!:332: It will feed to a certain point then the primer just sticks in the front. Has anyone else had this problem?? Now I have to order and wait for a shell holder for the auto primer I have:(
     


  2. oldguy

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    Never used wolf primers however if your talking of the prime system for the lee classic turret check the small screws on primer dispenser I've found these will work loose causing a jam also over time they (primer system )get dirty and need cleaned.
     
  3. country_boy

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    What its doing is the arm is a hair too small for the primer and its hanging up. I think if I run a small file it might fix it. However it came with the classic turret press and its plastic. I think im going to buy a shell holder for my hand held prime tool and save up for this MidwayUSA - RCBS Automatic Bench Priming Tool
     
  4. TexMex247

    TexMex247 Well-Known TGT Supporter

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    I hope I don't have that problem with the auto prime hand tool. I have some of those wolf primers on order.:confused:
     
  5. country_boy

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    well I tried to run a file on that plastic primer feeder and it works but, I really have to push hard on the front. Im waiting for that shell holder to come in. The primers dont look any different than a cci or winchester primer. They arent cupped either.
     
  6. Hoji

    Hoji Bowling-Pin Commando

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    Lee seriously suggests that you you only use CCI primers in their priming tool. I have had other reloaders tell me that there is a very good reason for this, that they have had other brand primers explode in their. If you are going to use something other than CCI , get another hand primer.
     
  7. oldguy

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    I would return it to lee I've used mine with different brands (except wolf)and no problems, the learning curve on the classic turret press primer takes some time once learned it is a fast low cost setup.
     
  8. country_boy

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    Would it be a good idea to buy the rcbs bench priming tool?

    The problem is with the large priming. The small priming disk I can use any brand and it wont jam etc.
     
  9. oldguy

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    I have a Rcb bench priming tool it is very good but not without if faults, the small primers will "jump" out sometimes if handle pressure is off slightly, again i would send the large lee primer back and try a replacement.

    Another option is the lee hand primer they work but become more
    of a pain as you age.:happy0001::happy0001:
     
  10. MadMo44Mag

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    Is it hang up in the trough that the primers feed down?
    Or is it hanging up where the trough ends and the primer sits to be inserted?
    I hope that make sense???
     

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