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Old 01-16-2020, 06:44 PM
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I have a couple hand priming tools, one has red colored primers, the other has purple and I canít remember which are large rifle and which are magnum. Iím thinking the purple are the magnums.
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Purple are the 215 large rifle magnum primers.
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The purple ones are the magnum. I have a couple boxes and they are very purple.
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210s are red.
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Awesome, thanks guys.
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I save the sleeves off the empty primer packages one for each type of primers I use. When I leave primers in the hand priming tool I slide proper sleeve over the handle that way there is no guessing what primers are in it.
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I save the sleeves off the empty primer packages one for each type of primers I use. When I leave primers in the hand priming tool I slide proper sleeve over the handle that way there is no guessing what primers are in it.
That is because you are safety conscious, a very good practise.
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I save the sleeves off the empty primer packages one for each type of primers I use. When I leave primers in the hand priming tool I slide proper sleeve over the handle that way there is no guessing what primers are in it.
I just put the primers back into the factory container for storage.
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I just put the primers back into the factory container for storage.
As do I.
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As do I.
Same here. I also tend to load in batches of 10 ( 20,50,100) makes primer use simple. When working up loads I do end up with odd #left over but they always go back in the trays they came out of. Everytime
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I should have mentioned that that was when I was shooting a lot of handgun rounds and loading hundreds at a time the odd time I would get called a way thinking I would only a way for a few minutes. A few times it ended up being days. Now I load mostly rifle rounds 20 at a time and that's all I put in the hand primer at a time and its put a way empty.
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