Lee Autoprime - Modification Idea

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    Lee Autoprime - Modification Idea

    One thing I notice is alot people talk about using feel to get the seating depth right on a Lee Auto prime.

    Now I dont intend to get ham fisted with my Auto Prime but I had an idea (not sure if it would work).

    If you drilled a hole into the handle of the auto prime and put a long thin bolt with varying amount of washers on the head (to adjust how far the bolt protrudes out) then lock it in place with a couple of nuts.

    This would mean the lever on the auto prime would go down a set distance each time and therfore seat the primer at a set depth each squeeze.

    Sort of like an adjustable trigger travel on pistol.

    Does this make sense ? does it sound like it might work ?
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    I sounds like a good idea but not all primer pockets are exactly the same depth due to manufacturing tolerances. If a primer pocket is at the minimum depth no problem since it would still bottom out but if one is at the maximum depth them you will be left with a primer that is not fully seated that may cause a misfire.
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    I think their problem is not seating it deep enough which in my experience just requires a firm squeeze,
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    Seating depth

    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    I think their problem is not seating it deep enough which in my experience just requires a firm squeeze,
    Same with me. Practice takes care of situation.
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