Primer holder

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  1. Oregonhunter5

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    Question. It seems the primer holders that came with the rock chucker don't except the large magnum rifle primer. True?
     
  2. Rick4070

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    Doesn't the press come with small and large primer plugs and sleeves?
     
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    It did. And I just made it work.
    But the primers seemed a bit large for the holder.
     
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    Large pistol and rifle as well as the respective magnum primers should all be the "same" diameter.
     
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    Should be the "same," but the tolerances do vary a bit. LP primers average between .2100" to .2120", and LR primers between .2105" to .2130", for a variance of .003".
    That might not sound like a lot, but if you were at the max size tolerance, and the primer sleeve was on the minimum side of whatever tolerance they are manufactured to, I could see a tight fit.
    And, it would still be interesting to see what Oregonhunter5's primers measured out at....
     
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    They are measuring .2105
    They just sit above the rim of the primer holder, so hat made my a litttle nervous.
     
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    I don't even attempt to use the primer assembly in my rockchucker.
     
  9. Rick4070

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    Because why?
     
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    I prime by hand with an RCBS classic hand held. To properly seat a primer, there is no need for the leverage a R/C provides.
     
  11. Rick4070

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    I also use a handheld priming tool, now...
    But, when I started handloading, I used the priming arms that came with my single stage press, with no problems, for hundreds upon hundreds of properly seated primers.
    No need for the leverage, true, but a guy should be able to use the options that come with his press without problems...
     

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