So how many rounds per hour does your press load? It’s a question we’ve all been asked. Well let’s see, if I can keep moving I can do about 700 rounds per hour, but I have to stop and refill powder, load primers, let’s figure about 500 rounds per hour with all of the stoppages you may say. For me, stopping to load primer tubes can account for much of my down time. So when I had the opportunity to try out the Frankford Arsenal Vibraprime, I was excited.
The Vibraprime is a relatively simple device. You add primers to the primer tray, shake until they are all facing the correct direction, attach it to the pistol grip, and then hold down the trigger while the primers drop into the tube. What’s great about this setup is that you don’t have to “stab” each primer so it’s a lot quicker and easier on your hands. I don’t have arthritis, but I imagine that if I did then conventional primer tubes could be a pain- literally! My hands get tired enough as it is loading primers the old fashioned way.
The Frankford Arsenal Vibraprime comes with everything you need to load small pistol primers, large pistol primers, small rifle primers, or large rifle primers. While you can read here about how it works, it’s not quite the same as seeing this tool in action. I’ve put together the following video so that you can see how the Vibraprime works, check it out:
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