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Old July 4, 2012, 08:54 PM   #1
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Anyone Else Using Tweezers (Big Tweezers) to Handle Casings?

My fingers don't seem to work quite as well as they did a few decades ago. I've discovered, that for me, tweezers speed up the reloading process. I use 6-inch stainless steel "bent" tweezers to handle casings through belling the case mouth. For charging, seating and crimping, I use 6-inch "spring-tensioned" tweezers. For these, I've bent the tips round and coated the tips with "Plasti Dip". The same tweezers will handle 9mm through .45 ACP.

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Old July 4, 2012, 09:37 PM   #2
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You mean there are people out there that actually TOUCH the cases when they reload??

(Proud owner of a Hornady LNL AP w/ case feeder)

If it works for you all the power to ya! Ya gotta do what ya gotta do and I am glad to see that your lose of dexterity has not stopped you from enjoying this great hobby!

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Old July 4, 2012, 10:19 PM   #3
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I do mine by hand but if there is ever I reason I can't, then I like your idea. Good job!
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Old July 4, 2012, 10:25 PM   #4
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Great idea---looks like it works for you.

I have not resorted to tweezers yet, but I certainly considered
it for 32 ACP on my Dillon 550. Finger pinching %$#&^ setting
cases and bullets in that caliber!
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Old July 5, 2012, 11:04 AM   #5
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I use a pair of forceps. They work great and go places my pudgy little fingers can't.
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Old July 5, 2012, 11:07 AM   #6
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I know a loader who handles his primers with forceps so he runs no risk of contaminating them with skin oils and causing misfires.

In my single stage days, I used to handle them with no misfires recorded, but whatever it takes to keep his confidence up.
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Old July 5, 2012, 09:01 PM   #7
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Big fat fingers here. Use tweezers all the time for primers or whenever I drop a case down inside my Lee Classic Turret, which is wayyyy too often!
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Old July 5, 2012, 09:28 PM   #8
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Tweezers seem cumbersome. But... I did have to buy new loading trays to keep from losing .32 S&W in the holes of my old one and having to dig them out with needle-nose pliers.
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Old July 5, 2012, 10:23 PM   #9
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I do, to ensure that I do not get any finger prints or DNA on it.
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Old July 6, 2012, 05:16 PM   #10
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I thought "casings" were those disgusting hog parts into which ground sausage is stuffed!
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Old July 8, 2012, 02:16 AM   #12
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Lee Loadmaster case feeder for the pistol calibers. But I feed by hand for rifle.
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