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I use K&M for my BR stuff and the Lee for my Prairie dog reloading.
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I used to use the priming arms on my Lee presses, but for rifle ammo, I just got a
RCBS universal hand priming tool and quite like it. Compared to their other hand priming tool, it has a little open/close gate in the primer tray, and more importantly, no shellholders needed. I've never examined a Forster Co-Ax press (because I'd probably buy one) but the shellholder system seems similar. One less thing for me to keep track of. One thing the excluded the Lee from consideration for me was separate shellholders from the ones for my press.
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K&M has the only tool that actually measures and allows you to seat every primer to the same CRUSH.
Therefore, K&M is the best.
No Chevy-vs-Ford to it here..
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I use the Lee auto prime 2. It is a die, you prime above the press. I absolutely love it. All the primers are seated exactly the same depth (because the press stops at the same point) and it is fast. I can prime 50 rounds in around 5 minutes. It is not expensive either.
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Yes, they're seated same depth.. NOT WHAT YOU WANT
You want primers at the same CRUSH, which requires alittle different depth for each one. Few in a box measure the same, and no human can detect it by feel. It has to be measured and set with each and every one.
This is only possible with the K&M, and pretty easy with a little practice. A primer is set under the tool's indicator, and full stroke made into the case pocket to be primed. With this, you zero the indicator. The genius of this is that the tool is now zero'd to the height of the primer w/respect to the pocket depth. So when the primer is seated(next step), indicator zero = zero crush.
Pocket uniforming is not needed. It is accounted for as is.
I seat all Federals/Winchesters at 2thou crush, and all CCIs at 5thou crush(providing lowest ES). And if anything could be said about my ammo, it is very low in ES, and TIR.
You are only fooling yourself if you assume same seating equals same crush, or that it doesn't matter.