What is a primer pocket?

What is a primer pocket?

These reconditioning tools install into the Case Trimmer cutter shaft in place of the Pilot. The Primer Pocket Cleaner is a scraper-type tool used to remove the powder residue left in primer pockets after firing. It is available in two sizes.

What is case trim?

By Using Bushings That Contact On The Shoulder Of Bottle Neck Type Cases, The Case Trim Xpress Will Quickly And Cleanly Trim Your Brass By Simply Pushing The Case Against The Long-Lasting Carbide Cutter. The Trimmer Comes With 10 Bushings Designed To Fit Most Popular Bottleneck Rifle Cases.

How important is case trimming in reloading?

In the standard calibres we have to trim because, as the case gets longer with the brass flowing forwards, the case will end up too long to actually chamber in the rifle. So, we trim the case back to a set distance to give us clearance in the chamber.

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What does a primer pocket Reamer do?

Removes military crimps and rough metal edges from a primer pocket. Essential accessory tool. Comes with molded handle. Available in large or small sizes.

What does a primer pocket Uniformer do?

The Lyman Pistol Primer Pocket Uniformer is designed to cut primer pockets to a uniform depth that can produce more consistent ignition and lead to greater accuracy. The Primer Pocket Uniformer cuts to a uniform depth and at the same time squares the seating surface for the anvil of the primer.

What is a primer pocket Swager?

RCBS primer pocket swager-2 has been redesigned to quickly remove the primer pocket crimp from a larger variety of cases than the original. Unlike reaming, the pocket swager kit forms a perfectly round pocket that is the correct dimensions for American boxer-type primers.

What length do you cut brass?

Member. Suggest after first firing of new brass for a hunting rifle: full length size and trim to 0.020 under spec. Now you should be set for a couple firings before you need to trim again.

Why does the military crimp primers?

Crimped primers come from the military side of things – it helps to hold the primer in when headspace is deliberately loose or just got that way. Military ammo can get a rough ride and anything to hold it together – from crimps to tar bullet seals – helps. But you find it in civvy ammo too – “NT” ammo, and just ammo.

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What is the vent or flash hole of the primer?

Definition of flash hole : a hole in the bottom of the primer recess in the base of a cartridge case for admitting the flash of the ignited primer to the propelling charge.

How does a Swager work?

swage, Perforated cast-iron or steel block with grooved sides, used by metalworkers for shaping their work by holding it on the work (or the work on it) and striking with a hammer or sledge. Swage blocks are used in heading bolts and swaging bars by hand.

What is the best tool to remove primer from cartridge case?

Comes with tool, case handle and shellholder. The Hornady Lock-N-Load AP Primer Pocket Swage Tool quickly and cleanly removes crimps on cartridge case primer pockets. Designed to be used on the Lock-N-Load AP press, the Lock-N-Load AP Primer Pocket Swage Tool comes with shell plate, feed, swage tool, and eject dies to make your job easier.

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What kind of tool do you use to cut primer?

Flat bottom pocket for proper seating of primer. Tungsten carbide cutter for a lifetime of service. Hex shaped body – will not roll off bench. 1/4” hex drive – can be powered with cordless screwdriver or drill. Handle available for hand power Factory set to optimum depth. Flat bottom pocket for proper seating of primer.

What does the primer cleaner do?

Cleans primer pockets of fouling and prepares cases for more consistent, positive primer seating. Handle sold separately. Cleans primer pockets of fouling and prepares cases for more consistent, positive primer seating. Handle sold separately. Makes GI brass reloadable by cutting away the primer pocket crimp. Handle sold separately.

What kind of brush do you use for primer pockets?

Large Primer Pocket Brush Only. A build-up of residue in primer pockets can cause misfires. A couple of twists with our Primer Pocket Brush and residue is easily cleaned out. Brushes have stainless bristles and interchangeable mounts for large and small primer pockets.