BEST PRIMING TOOL (NOT SINGLE LOAD) WITH TRAY

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  1. group therapy

    group therapy Silver $$ Contributor

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    hello all. wanting some opinions on what is the best (in your opinion of course) priming tool that has a tray. I don't "want" to load primers in the tool individually. I shoot br (short and long range) and if there is a difference, on paper, by loading them (the primers) one at a time in the priming tool (and the tool that that entails), id like that opinion too. thanks in advance. bryant
     
  2. 6BRinNZ

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    21st century - great gear.
     
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  3. Prose

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    I recently picked up the frankfort arsenal tool. It is substantially higher quality than any other hand primer I've used (RCBS x2, Lee x2, Hornady)
     
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  4. SPJ

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    I'm not fond of the tray models I've tried as they seem awkward with limited leverage.
    I have been looking at the K&M hand primer.
     
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  5. Dusty Stevens

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    21st century. Its the only tray primer that works good like a single load
     
  6. Sniper338

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    21st century.....

    I have the single load, but its not really that much slower once you get going. Im not sure theres anything better than 21st..
     
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  7. group therapy

    group therapy Silver $$ Contributor

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    I looked on their site and didn't see it? is there a trick to finding it?
     
  8. Dusty Stevens

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    May have quit making it because of the new lee trays. Give him a call hes a great guy (john)
     
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  9. Falfan2017

    Falfan2017 Gold $$ Contributor

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    Second the Frankfort arsenal. Cheap easily adjustable depth and I've found more consistent primer seating depth and good feel. You can tell if the pockets are loosening up.
     
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    Greetings,
    Another vote for the 21st Century took. It's only discrepancy is having to use the Lee mechanism, as it not the smoothest. It is a great tool though.
    John
     
  11. 1shot

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    Is there anyone on here that has used both the 21st Century and the Frankford Arsenal? The $64,000.00 question is is the 21st Century twice as good as the Frankford Arsenal to justify double the cost?
    Thanks in advance,

    Lloyd
     
  12. MN50Shooter

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    I have both the Lee and Lyman tools. I prefer the Lyman, as it feels sturdier, and it seats primers superbly IMHO.
     
  13. Kurt Blasser

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    I like my RCBS, though my hand gets tired after a while.
     
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  14. Medic505

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    Forster Co-Ax bench priming tool. No tray, primers go in a tube. Works great.

    The engineers at Lee worked really hard to screw up a good product.
     
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  15. group therapy

    group therapy Silver $$ Contributor

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    LOL o_O
     
  16. Jimmy James

    Jimmy James Silver $$ Contributor

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    RCBS Universals here. Spring loaded jaws so no shell holders to deal with.
     
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    I hadn't seen the Lyman. Does it have a shield to prevent 1 primer ignition from setting the rest in the tray off?
     
  18. damoncali

    damoncali Gold $$ Contributor

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    Just curious, but why don't you want a single load model?
     
  19. LarryDScott

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    Lee bench mount. Works great. You can load extra trays w/other
    brands of primers for a quick change out. Its rather inexpensive,
    small and no pressure on your hands if you have arthritis. It gets my vote. LDS
     
  20. watercam

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    +1. Works well for me as well...
     

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