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Gonna make myself a vibratory primer tube filler.

I figured their had to be an easier way to load primers than with a pick-up tube, so I did some research.

I discovered that Franklin Arsenal used to have just what I was looking for. Dang it, they discontinued it - wonder why? It seemed like such a good idea.

And then I found the following YouTube video, and said to myself, "I can do that."
YouTube - Home made Dillon Primer filler.

So, I just bought me a Lee Auto Prime from Midway and a simple vibrator from Ebay. Yeah I know, better not let the wife find it.

The auto prime cost me 24.29 and the vibrator cost me 7.98.

I'll let you all how it works for me. Should be just what the doctor ordered.

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I discovered that Franklin Arsenal used to have just what I was looking for. Dang it, they discontinued it - wonder why? It seemed like such a good idea.
I haven't gotten into reloading yet, but when I considered the potential effects of tiny, rapid agitation of primers in a hard-sided container (like a primer tube), my first thought was "Increased risk of accidental primer detonation." Though how valid a concern that would be, I have no idea.
 

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I believe they would take many more psi (and on the cup face yet) than jostling around in a container would do to set one off. But, it is a good thing to think about. They are igniters after all.

Interesting idea on the tube filler.

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I believe they would take many more psi (and on the cup face yet) than jostling around in a container would do to set one off. But, it is a good thing to think about. They are igniters after all.

Interesting idea on the tube filler.

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I agree, I don't think vibrating side-to side, will ignite them.

I say this because, sometimes a light firing pin strike won't do it. The vibrating is not violent at all.

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I discovered that Franklin Arsenal used to have just what I was looking for. Dang it, they discontinued it - wonder why? It seemed like such a good idea.
I haven't gotten into reloading yet, but when I considered the potential effects of tiny, rapid agitation of primers in a hard-sided container (like a primer tube), my first thought was "Increased risk of accidental primer detonation." Though how valid a concern that would be, I have no idea.
Not the slightest bit of a problem.

Primers require a HARD impact, to crush the compound pellet between the cup and anvil. Shaking and vibrating won't do it.

And they require IMPACT, just squeezing them only crushes them, silently.
 
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