Ok, I give up. What do you do with your primers????

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Ok, I give up. What do you do with your primers????

Postby spleify » Sat Oct 13, 2012 12:15 am

So on the Lee Pro 1000 it seems that the spent primers kick out after resizing and deacpping and send them into the "body" of the base of the press. How in the world do you empty that?? Are you expected to unbolt the press whenever the base gets full? Please tell me I am missing something and there is an easier way.

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Postby Smitty62 » Sat Oct 13, 2012 3:30 am

Easy. Drill 2 one inch holes through your bench under the primer collection pockets and put a container under them to catch the spent primers.

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Postby Horseman » Sat Oct 13, 2012 9:51 pm

OR, you could mount it on a couple 2x4's (a kind of strong mount) and place a container under it.

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Postby spleify » Tue Oct 16, 2012 2:21 am

Ok, I will probably have to drill some holes

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Postby lamrith » Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:58 pm

I drilled a 1" hole thre the bench under the press into where the primers go in the base.

Then take an old Peanut butter jar, cut a 1" hole in the lid

Then using screws, attach the lid to the undersode of your bench, lining up the holes in the bench and lid.

Screw on the jar and you have an easy to empty primer catch!

A plastic peanut butter jar may work better and the top is easier to cut, but anything will work. I only had a traditional glass jar and metal lid.

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Postby The only sarge » Sun Jan 13, 2013 4:54 pm

I clean my Pro1000's about every 1000 rounds .......so I remove the base anyway and it holds more than a 1000 primers easy. I sorta like the idea to have all of the spent primers in one convenient pile to sweep into the can frankly.

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