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As I proceed to assemble gear and acquire knowledge to get started reloading, I would like your input on something. There seems to be a huge variety of ways to prime: on press tube-fed, on press primer arm, freestanding unit, hand primer, ram prime, the RCBS strip system in various permutations, and more I'm forgetting.

What do YOU like/use/dislike, and why? This is for a single stage press (at this point anyway).
 

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I use the RCBS APS strip priming system. I like it because it is quick and simple, much more so than my Lee Auto Prime. You can buy primers already in the strip for the same price as regularly packaged primers. And, you can take regular primers and load them into the strips.
 

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I have a Dillon 550B that does the priming for me on .40, .223, .22-250, .308.

But for the other calibers that i load on my RCBS press i use a Lee Autoprime.
It works great and fast. I keep the friction points lubed up with Militec-1 and its smooth as butter.

But my 300wm gets primed on the RCBS Rockchucker press, everything else goes to the Autoprime or Dillon.
 

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Usually done with an RCBS hand primer while watching the Military Channel!!
 

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Used the Lee AutoPrime for a while and then switched to the Lee hand primer. It can be tough on the thumbs, but I really prefer the feel of the hand primer. Would really like to try the RCBS bench primer some day.
 

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Lee hand primer
 
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I use the RCBS press mounted APS strip primer. I like it because when you buy the CCI APS primers, they come with 1k of primers sealed on an adhesive paper (4 strips of 25 each), anvil side to the adhesive. This keeps the primers moisture free until they are used. Pull a strip of 25 primers off the adhesive paper seal, insert the strip into the APS primer and go as fast as you can insert brass and pull the handle. The strips interconnect so when the first strip has three or four primer still out where you can see them going into the machine, connect another strip and keep going. Easy and fast. Adjustable for depth of seating. Once you get the seating depth adjusted, it's set for most pistol and rifle primers. Brass with deeper primer pockets will probably need some adjusting.
 
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