RCBS® Universal Hand Priming Tool
Rcbs priming tool rocks!
I purchased another brand reloading kit which also came with a priming tool. The other priming tool required you to use shell holders and was very hard to get consistency out of it. It was either flipping over the primers or jamming the casing and the primers together in the shell holder. Bought the RCBS Universal Hand Priming Tool based on other reviews at Bass Pro's and another large online retailer site. I would have to say that I agree with the majority of the other reviews which describe this as an Awesome priming tool. First of all, there are no shell holders needed because this unit centers up the casing itself and holds onto it via its own spring loaded shell holder. It works flawlessly with hardly any effort, whereas the other brand required more effort and would cause your hand to cramp. I would highly recommend this tool.
February 9, 2015
Universal Priming Tool
A great addition for my reloading projects; this tool is easy to setup and use. I was able to change between 357/38 to 44 mag ammo in less that a minute compared to all necessary swap-outs on my Reloading equipment. I have used in my small loading projects where I will load only pilot loads.
Great Tool to have.
August 4, 2014
After purchasing this priming tool last fall, I started reading on other sites that folks were having problems with it. A few had stated the primers did not want to line up right with the pocket. So I anxiously got everything ready to use mine.
At first, I noticed what others were saying about the primer and pocket not wanting to line up. While my first response was to throw a fit, I quickly remembered the tool coming with an allen wrench. So I loosened up the universal shell holder and shifted it the way I thought it needed to go. After a couple trials, I hit the sweet spot.
It has been plucking away fine since. Just finished up what should be shell #2000 the other day. Grabbing some more tonight on the way home.
April 7, 2011
A very good product
It is a good product. It is well made, and appears that it will hold up well. I've used mine to prime over 3000 rounds so far without incident.
When using this tool, you literally never need touch the primers. With mine, squeezing the prime handle all the way closed insures a perfect seating depth each time. Seats below flush or flush, depending on the brass used. I have had one shell "ping" out of the holder, but this was brass from new S & B, which has very tight primer pockets; almost a primer crimp on them. So no fault of the device.
Placing primers onto the tray almost always results in a few flipped upside down. The grooves on the tray allow you to gently shake the tray back and forth, and this will flip all the primers the correct way. Pretty cool!
December 13, 2010