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    which autoprime ??

    hi lads

    ive just broke my lee handheld autoprimer (the lever broke) ,what auto primes do you guys use as i fancy a different make to lee ???

    ATB

    Dave

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    I use the Lee one too, I also have snapped the handle on one of them.
    A friend of mine uses the RCBS one and it seems much better than the Lee one in my opinion.

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    see what spud has but i still like the lee

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    The old lee round ones are great but I don't rate the new square ones at all. The tabs on the corners of the clear plastic tray lids snapped of first time I used them. Have you tried contacting Tim Hannams Ive had lee die spares from there before you might be able to get a replacement part for a couple of

    ​Rick

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    I broke the handle on my Lee auto prime earlier this year as well........although I have had it for 20 years!

    I replaced it with the new Lee Autoprime with the square tray. I find it just as good as the old one.

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    RCBS, APS hand primer. I found it to be a much better machine than the Lee offering.
    You can't say muntjac without saying, Mmmmmm.

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    I used the same Lee for 20 years and gave it to my son. I bought one of the new ones. Don't like it as much as the old one except that it's easier to put a full box of primers into it. My old one was lubed at every change from small to large rifle. A dab of lithium on the tip of the plunger where the lever contacts it has kept it running for decades.~Muir

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    Ergo prime from Lee with red handle and square tray


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    Quote Originally Posted by glogin View Post
    Ergo prime from Lee with red handle and square tray
    thanks lads ive just ordered a new lee ergo prime

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muir View Post
    I used the same Lee for 20 years and gave it to my son. I bought one of the new ones. Don't like it as much as the old one except that it's easier to put a full box of primers into it. My old one was lubed at every change from small to large rifle. A dab of lithium on the tip of the plunger where the lever contacts it has kept it running for decades.~Muir
    Tell it how it is Mr. Muir!

    Spent a small fortune on one of these but keep going back to the Lee, with all its creaks & groans, as it simply does what it says on the tin and without fuss. I also find somewhat ironically that the Lee affords a far better ‘feel’ of when primers are seated properly than the K&M but then you are SUPPOSED to use the dial gauge for such uniformity assuming you prefer reloading to shooting!

    K


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