Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Gear & Accessories > Ammunition & Reloading > Lee Turret Press Spent Primer Collection

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-19-2012, 11:58 AM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
beaglesam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Southwest Ohio
Posts: 2,012
Liked 698 Times on 487 Posts
Likes Given: 1099

Default Lee Turret Press Spent Primer Collection

I have a Lee four hole turret press. The only thing that I have issue with is the capturing of spent primers. It appears that they are designed to fall into one of two holes in the base of the reloader trapping between the base and the bench. Or bouncing off the base and onto the floor, which doesn't bother me. But to clean out the full base you have remove the reloader from the bench and half of those fall on the floor. Has anyone found a solution for this.



__________________
beaglesam is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 08-19-2012, 01:10 PM   #2
Moderator
FTF_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
JonM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Rochester WI,Rochester WI
Posts: 17,379
Liked 5473 Times on 2860 Posts
Likes Given: 354

Default

I dont useone of those presses but i do use a shopvac to clean out the catchbin on my rcbs single stage. Might try that with a pointy attachment to get in there tight.



__________________

"Gun control: The theory that a woman found dead in an alley, raped and strangled with her panty hose, is somehow morally superior to a woman explaining to police how her attacker got that fatal bullet wound." — L. Neil Smith

The problem with being stupid is you cannot simply decide to stop doing dumb things...

JonM is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2012, 11:44 PM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 343
Liked 9 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

I use the same press. I don't really understand how the primers become trapped between the press and the bench. The spent primers fall through the opening in the shell holder and then drop through a tube that has a cap at the end to prevent the primers from falling to the floor.

__________________
zebramochaman is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2012, 12:43 AM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
beaglesam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Southwest Ohio
Posts: 2,012
Liked 698 Times on 487 Posts
Likes Given: 1099

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by zebramochaman View Post
I use the same press. I don't really understand how the primers become trapped between the press and the bench. The spent primers fall through the opening in the shell holder and then drop through a tube that has a cap at the end to prevent the primers from falling to the floor.
OK, what tube? Mine did not come with a tube or any way to fall through. When attached to the bench the bottom is completely cover so nothing will fall through.
__________________
beaglesam is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2012, 12:48 AM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Key West,Florida
Posts: 278
Liked 55 Times on 40 Posts
Likes Given: 11

Default

That is my one and only complaint with any Lee product. I just keep a full size rash can under my press to catch the spent primers.

__________________
KeysKelly is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2012, 02:09 AM   #6
Crazy Azz Redneck
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Txhillbilly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 3,487
Liked 1155 Times on 667 Posts
Likes Given: 556

Default

Your using a Deluxe Turret press,correct?
That is how that particular press is designed.If you want an easy fix,depending on what you reloading bench surface is made out of,you can drill a hole in you work top,and then insert a piece of pipe/tubing up thru the hole,and into the underside opening of the hole in the press that the primers fall into.Then just have a can/bucket/etc. to catch the spent primers.
The Classic Turret lets them fall thru the center of the ram into a plastic tube attached to the bottom of the ram.

__________________
Txhillbilly is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2012, 02:13 AM   #7
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 343
Liked 9 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

At the bottom of the ram is a flange. Your press should have come with a clear plastic tube that you squeeze over the flange. When you decap the old primer falls through the hollow ram and falls through the tube.
As I write this I see a new reply about the deluxe press. I did not realize the the two presses were that different (mine is the classic turret press).

__________________
zebramochaman is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2012, 03:15 AM   #8
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
GaMatt72's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 449
Liked 21 Times on 20 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by zebramochaman
At the bottom of the ram is a flange. Your press should have come with a clear plastic tube that you squeeze over the flange. When you decap the old primer falls through the hollow ram and falls through the tube.
As I write this I see a new reply about the deluxe press. I did not realize the the two presses were that different (mine is the classic turret press).
The deluxe turret dose not have a flange. I looked at mine ( still waiting on my bench to get here). I thought about a hole and PVC tube also.
__________________
GaMatt72 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2012, 03:57 AM   #9
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 343
Liked 9 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Sorry for the mis-information. I was just trying to help.

__________________
zebramochaman is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2012, 04:14 AM   #10
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 30
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts

Default

Drill a hole in the bench before mounting the press and find an appropriate cork to stop the hole until ready to empty. Mine is mounted on a 1x6 with a hole and cork and clamped to the bench. Only my Dillon 550 is mounted permantly, the other 6 are clamped.

To catch more primers, I found clear, semi-stiff food packaging, then cut it to fit the spaces between posts and each side of the primer arm. Tape these to the base leaving about 3/4" above the base. Seldom misses a primer now. The open threaded post hole will still drop primers on the floor- just stick a fired 9mm case in it.



__________________
blackhawk44 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Turret or Progressive Press? Axxe55 Ammunition & Reloading 16 04-08-2012 08:58 AM
Lee classic turret reloading press Darkenadam DIY Projects 5 01-11-2012 01:31 AM
Is anyone using a Lee Turret press? dgray64 Ammunition & Reloading 18 08-07-2011 01:44 AM
Lee Classic Turret Press rifleman55 Ammunition & Reloading 7 12-22-2010 11:40 PM
Redding turret press birdie Ammunition & Reloading 2 12-06-2010 12:18 PM