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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-24-2019, 12:04 AM Thread Starter
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I now have the classic loader45-70 .I have also deprimmed some brass and primed some so my question is in useing CCI BR-2 the new primers have the same indent as the bottom of the priming chamber .am I useing the wrong primers or am I not cleaning the primer pocket good enough

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Is there a little protrusion on the spring loaded center of the priming chamber? If so, that could be your problem. Grind/sand it off and you should be good.
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Ok I will give that a try .Are the primers I'm useing ok ?

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Can't answer that one from experience, but I don't see any problem; just be consistant with the primers you use and how you seat them.
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Not sure what you are asking, are your primers being marked/dented? I doubt if it is a problem, depending on how severe the dents are. I would not grind the seating stem or anything as it would affect the seating depth, which for many new reloaders is often a problem. Inspect the primer seating"stem" and see f there is any burrs, or gouges. It may just need cleaning. I believe primers are "standard dimensions"; large rifle primers should all have the same diameter and height so the Lee Loader will work with any Boxer primer...

FWIW I like Lee Loaders and even though I have 4 bench presses, 16 die sets and 1.27 tons of assorted reloading equipment, every once in a while I'll get out one of my 7 Lee Loaders and pound out a few rounds. I don't have any problems popping primers as I worked out this problem in '70 (I made sure all the spring loaded plates in the priming base were clean and free, and the stems were centered, smooth and clean. II also found a dead blow hammer worked better. I had one kit the would pop mebbe 1 out of 20-25 primers, my 44 Special/Magnum kit. I fixed that by lightly chamfering the primer pocket, just like I do for removing military primer crimps and the problem went away.).

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After getting My first Lee Loader, I decided the weakest part of the system was the primer installation. So as soon as some more money came My way, I purchased the Lee Hand Primer. Much safer I feel.

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I agree that will be my next purchase


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After getting My first Lee Loader, I decided the weakest part of the system was the primer installation. So as soon as some more money came My way, I purchased the Lee Hand Primer. Much safer I feel.
I did the same after having a primer go off. Plus the bonus of priming cases much faster.
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I agree on the priming with the lee loader tool , though I use the carriage on my old shot gun press to push primers in rather than a hammer. But, for a few bucks more I recommend the bench primer tool from Lee. I have both but even though they use same parts the bench model works much better. I mounted mine on a small piece of plywood so it is still portable & it works much better.
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After the first three our four primer firings while seating with the Lee Loader, either your heart gives out or you find a softer and gentler way to seat primers into primer pockets. Don't bang so hard. They will go in with less than 2,000 psi of instantaneous and downward pressure...use a resin mallet too - they are neither so heavy nor so hard on primer insertion.

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