RCII Primer Catcher. Who Has One?

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  1. Killick

    Killick Transcendental Capitalist Silver $$ Contributor

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    Works much better than the old style cup.
     
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    I have one on my RC. A different model, mine involves turning ram around so slot is in rear. It fits on back of press rendering primer arm useless, I don't prime with the press anyway. Works great, no dropped primers on floor.
     
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    I have one, it’s the previous style that mounts on the back side of the ram.

    At first I thought I didn’t need it then one day primers started falling out the front of my RC press. So I installed this and it seems to work a lot better. The primers end up well contained in the tube which is easily emptied without a mess. If it’s not close to the ram a primer can wiggle past but that is easy to monitor.

    it comes with an insert that blocks the front ejection slot in the ram. That is handy, however you have to pick it out any time you change a shell holder.

    I guess there’s only so much you can do to slick up a very simple press design. This does take it pretty far.
     
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    Got one for RCBS Turret a long time ago. A dude on another forum was 3-D printing them. Works great!

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  8. Killick

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    Made this yesterday...for $3 and some epoxy.
    Electrical fittings- $1.18
    Tubing------------ $1.14
    Spring clip--------$0.47

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  9. The German

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    Yep, would be me :) If anybody has questions, just let me know. My design is different, it does not require turning the ram and the press can still be used for priming without disassembling/removing the catcher...

    Oh - and regarding the "primercatchers.com" guy, I am not a big fan of his products or himself. He's a copy-cat that does not even stop with "borrowing" other people's design, but even puts in the efforts to use very similar domain names. I had plenty of his customers reaching out to me because they thought I was selling them the product they now have issues with :)

     
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    I've got The German's..works great!
     
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    "Lights, camera, ACTION!


    (check out the monolithic primer catcher tray "clip"!)
     
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  12. Nick Caprinolo

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    I stopped worrying about primers dropping on the floor a long time ago. I just vacuum the floor once a week. All these add on's make reloading awkward and cumbersome and slow down the whole operation.
     
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    The German's product is good to go. Good guy to deal with.
     
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    ^ +1
     
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  15. Bummer7

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    If you have access to a 3-d printer, there are several designs you can try making.
    Look at www.thinginverse.com. and do a search on "RCBS"
    https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3116143
    Here is one I saw that doesn't require me turn the ram around. Not sure if primers will drop right into the tube but it may fix some of the problems with the original primer catcher.
     
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    If you can import the .stl file and edit it, I would extend the edges a bit further and then raise the sides slightly and the front as well...

     
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