- August 27, 2017 at 7:40 am #46806
I mainly use an old Lyman Spar-T turret press for decapping and sizing pistol cases. The rest I often finish with my 310 tools. Keeps the arthritis away. 😉 But I had no primer catching tray and they naturally go shooting off everywhere. I found this device on eBay and figured why not?
Made on a 3-D printer and fits into the priming arm slot and held with the existing pin. When the ram is at top, and the primer is removed, it falls into the box and then down through a 1/2″ vinyl tube into a container of your choice.
It takes a while to get used to it, and is a little confining with big cases, but I don’t have spent primers everywhere anymore either. $14 delivered and you buy the tube elsewhere (Ace hardware). A clever device, and made for all sorts of presses.
- August 28, 2017 at 9:00 am #46822uber7mmParticipant
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Yes! Very cool.
- August 28, 2017 at 11:37 am #46827
I know it looks funny, but it sure beats primers shooting out all over the place!;-)
- September 8, 2017 at 10:22 am #46990AnonymousInactive
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Yes. There is someone On Ebay Making These. I have Purchased 2 types. 2 for my Lyman AA turrets and 1 For My CH magnum H – Press. In both cases they work Great. The spent Primer Compartment will Hold about 200 primers in The Lyman and appox a little less in the CH.
In both cases you must remove the Primer seaters Not to Crack it. If you prime on a separate Pass It’s Great . If you size and Prime together It will not work for you
- September 9, 2017 at 6:01 am #46996
Haven’t seen a self-contained type as you described. The model I have uses a 1/2″ I.D. vinyl tube, and the spent primers all drop into the tube and fall into whatever you choose to contain them. But it doesn’t require it to be removed from the press. Yours sounds like a different design.
Again, the design of this device is quite clever. Aside from getting used to it being right in front of the press making it a little awkward, working with anything larger than .44mag or .45Colt is nearly impossible unless the shellholder is 90° out. But then the box is in front and cases must be manipulated behind it. Rams with the primer slot cut in the back (RCBS) where the box is mounted behind sounds reasonable to assume that there would be full access.
Despite this inconvenience, for my needs it has proven beneficial if for anything else, the disposal of the spent primers into a plastic bag rather than all over the floor. So I’ll use it to keep them from shooting out all over everywhere creating a real pain in the rump. 😉
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