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Old December 8, 2012, 11:23 AM   #1
TheBear
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priming arm for small pistol lyman crusherII

Hi guys,

Im unsing a lyman crusher press with the universal priming arm, but i have some problems priming .38spec. brass.
are there any good alternatives?
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Old December 8, 2012, 12:13 PM   #2
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Universal priming arms are usually universal, all you need do is get a small priming punch and sleeve. Lyman should be able to fix you up easy enough, call 'em.
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Old December 8, 2012, 12:16 PM   #3
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My .02 cents

I switched to RCBS hand primer (90200 model number) more years ago than I care to remember, the plus side you will develope a feel for when the primer is fully seated in the primer pocket. They are available from most of the usual reloading sources.. I disagree with the notion about developing a feel for a universal priming arm on a reloading press, what I developed was an instant dislike to the contraption and I still feel that way today.. Bottom line a hand priming tool isn't that expansive a tool, try it you may like it, if not you can always sell it. William

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Old December 8, 2012, 12:33 PM   #4
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You can get a ram prime unit for under $20.00. I like the ram prime because I get a better "feel" of the primer seating to the bottom of the pocket, and the added leverage of the press is much less tiresome than a hand held primer or the "backwards" primer seating with a "stock" primer arm.
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