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Anyone else use these? I love them. I have been using SGMJody's, but I won one on Ebay. I paid $41.60 shipped for the press mounted tool and strip loader. That would normally be over $100.
 

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I recently bought an RCBS Pro 2000 from a MSGO member. I am ashamed to admit, but the press is still in the box... unused so far. It uses the primer strips and came with a strip loader and a bunch of different colored strips.

As I am a Dillon and RCBS single-stage man, the concept of primer strips is new to me. I look forward to replies from other "vets of the strips"......................

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Never used them but the concept is interesting!!
 

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The thing I like about it is this, if I buy primers that are not preloaded into strips, I cn sit in front of my tv, or back porch, and load the strips. You got to have plenty of strips for that though. With the primer trays, you load up 10 and that's it. You can preload the strips and they are ready.
 

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I try not to touch the primers with my hands, as the oil of of them an make them a dud. You saying you have to touch them all when you load the strips?
 

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Empty the primers into the loader and flip them. Slide the strips in the loader and press the primers into the strips. You never have to touch the primers. I love it! You can also buy the strips preloaded. Cost is the same.
 

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I've never been around the strips or even seen one in person, actually. I have heard the RCBS Pro 2000 has a very reliable primer system using them though.

I've always just used the Dillon tubes and a flip tray. I have had an old one of these for 5 or 6 years:
http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/?productNumber=656090

It works reasonably well and speeds things up nicely. I am sure it is not as good as the Dillon primer tube filler, but it is a fraction of the cost. I actually just use it with the Dillon tubes, pulling the end off and holding the tube up to the bottom. It takes a bit of dexterity and a little practice, but it lets you use all of the tubes you may have on hand rather than just the tubes made for it.
 

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Very nice DB,

I love the wolf primers cause when i turn the 100rd tray over and pull it out of the paper, all the primers are faced the right way and i just load the tubes that way...

But that Frankford Arsenal Vibraprime looks like it just went on my wishlist!

Well until i saw this...

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Discontinued by Manufacturer
 

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Sorry! I just googled it and I think they have been discontinued since something like 2006 or 2007... I had no idea. My wife loads tubes for me sometimes using the pickup tubes while I used the Vibraprime. I can usually do about 2 or so for every 1 she does. I think I have 12 or 13 small primer tubes, and with us both going it doesn't take long to fill them. Sorry, she's not for sale either!

Apparently someone on another forum made a homemade copy of the Frankford Arsenal Vibraprime. As someone else put it, let's just hope they didn't get the object used to supply the vibration "used".
 

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I'm considering putting the DIY kit together and ordering the um.... "high speed mechanical oscillation device" from the most explicitly named place I can find just to see the look on the UPS guy's face.
 

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I just sold my pro 2000 and got a dillon 650. The one thing I liked better about the pro 2000 was the priming system. As long as you insert the strips in the right direction it works great. I found loading the strips much easier than loading pick up tubes.

The nice thing about the color coded strips is that they correspond to the type of primer. Pistol(white), rifle(yellow), magnum pistol, magnum rifle, and military rifle(orange).

If you have the APS system and don't have the strip loader you need to go on ahead and get it. I think they run about $30. I couldn't imagine sitting and plugging primers into strips one by one.
 

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I got the press mounted primer and the strip loader for $41.60, shipping included. I think I got a steal. It came with a few strips, but I need a bunch more! If anybody has some they won't reuse, DON'T THROW THEM AWAY!!!! I know a poor man that could use them!
 
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