Trick to loading CPS Primer Tube?



  • I have a CPS primer. I was wondering if anyone has a trick to loading the primer tube quickly?



  • Push quicker. lol

    Frankford Arsonal makes the VibaPrime. I've looked into it, but haven't tried it myself yet.



  • If you can buy just the pick up ends for a Diilon primer tube they seem to be easier to use than the supplied pickups. I wanted some extra tubes and the reloading supply shop I go to outside of Houston only had the Dillon tubes so i bought them. I had to drill the holes for the hairpin clip but that was no big deal. They have less tension and filling the tubes goes a little faster. Just my opinion. I tried to make a tube filler from a Lee hand primer using the tray but gave up. No matter what I did I had flipped primers so I tossed it.



  • I also tried making a couple of primer loaders with inconsistent results; more headache than just pacmanning the primers with the tube.
    @orkan , you ever get yours working consistently?



  • I have an answer for this. Just not ready to share it yet. ;)



  • I take my toad stabber and put another slit in the plastic primer tube lips. Requires less force to push the primer in. Helps keep the finger tips from getting sore after loading a few hundred.



  • Frankford Arsenal Primer loader does not work well at all. I used it twice and decided it was just as fast to poke em.

    I have changed my CPS over to use dillon tubes as I have plenty of the dillon tubes already.



  • @dddoo7 said:

    Frankford Arsenal Primer loader does not work well at all. I used it twice and decided it was just as fast to poke em.

    I have changed my CPS over to use dillon tubes as I have plenty of the dillon tubes already.

    What was involved with changing your CPS over to take Dillon tubes?



  • just put a dillon "magazine" tube (22033 large; 22032 small) and cap (13957) in the top of the cps and load it from dillon primer tubes just like you would load a dillon press. The magazine tube stays on the CPS. I used tape on the bottom and top to make it a friction fit.

    If I did not already have the dillon tubes I would just use the hornady tubes the way the CPS comes. I just didn't want to have to keep up with two sets of tubes.

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  • @dddoo7
    That’s a pretty good idea. I have some spare 550 parts laying around the bench, may have to give that a try



  • @tscustoms said:

    I take my toad stabber and put another slit in the plastic primer tube lips. Requires less force to push the primer in. Helps keep the finger tips from getting sore after loading a few hundred.

    I want to say that this little trick is awesome. I did that right after Travis posted it and I’ve been happy ever since with loading the primer tubes.


 

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