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What is everyone using for a priming tool? Loading for the 308 and 250 Savage. Trying to not break the bank on this stuff.
 

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I use an RCBS hand primer.
Had a priming tool attached to my press but got rid of if.
Like the hand primer much better. (No comments!)
 

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RCBS hand priming tool. It allows you to feel when the primer is seated and avoids crushing/damaging the primer, specifically the anvil on the inside. Unless the automatic tools have greatly improved I would go with a hand tool. Once you get used to it the time spent is minimal. Also cheaper, the calibers you referenced use the same size shell holder.
 
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Thanks all.

I was looking at the Lee RAM Prime but will go with the RCBS universal hand priming tool instead. There is no one within 3 hours of me that carries any reloading supplies so it is hard to look at things.
 

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RCBS hand primer, but if I’m only doing 10 or 12 rounds I just use the primer on the rcbs press.
 

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Thanks all.

I was looking at the Lee RAM Prime but will go with the RCBS universal hand priming tool instead. There is no one within 3 hours of me that carries any reloading supplies so it is hard to look at things.
If you want pics of anything let me know. I have some lee case trimmers, rcbs lathe case trimmer, pact electric powder dispenser and scale, rcbs priming tool and rcbs single stage press. I was into reloading pretty big for a while. Now I just do hunting loads.
 

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Thanks

i have a press, dies, scale, calipers, trimmer, chamfer tool, shellholder, brass, primers, and bullets. All I really need now is powder and something to prime with.
 
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Over time I’ll get more equipment. Been cleaning the brass with a fine steel wool and waiting for the lanolin to come in so I can make some case lube. Went to Bangor today and picked up the powder I wanted to try for the 308. No priming tools so I’ll have to order.
 




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