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Keeping the Primer Tray Running Smooth

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Hunt!ng, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. Hunt!ng

    Hunt!ng Active Member

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    In a attempt to make my PW 800 primer tray running smooth and more consistent into the start of the ribbon: I have found it is more of an issue when I upgraded my reloader from the original 100 count tray to the 300 count tray. I like being able to load propellant, shot with upgraded hoppers and primers and sit down and load over a flat without stopping, then take a break while inspecting and boxing those up. I believe the difference between the two trays is the added weight from a full 300 count tray vs the reduced weight as the tray is getting low. I do know that various manufacturer types of 209 primers can make a difference in the PW tray and have tried wiping the surface with furniture polish but now found that wiping the tray with a clean microfiber cloth can make a difference.
     
  2. creeker

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    Try using Johnson's paste wax,it works wonders on the slick surface,there are a lot of folks using this method.
     
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  3. Sportshot2

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    Hornady one shot does the jog for me
     
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  4. sddutchman

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    I use a MEC not a PW, but I've found that polishing the steel primer tray with never dull works great.
     
  5. GWB

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    +1 for Hornady one shot. Spray it on, wipe it off. One shot also cleans
     
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  6. Harley Lekvold

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    Plus for me.
     
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    I use oneshot on my whole press. Much less resistance. Super smooth operation on my Grand.
    Good stuff.
    Geo.
     
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  8. creeker

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    I use Hornady One shot to clean,but I have now taken other folks ideas and use the Johnson's paste wax,it works very well and IMHO,is much slicker.
     
  9. T.P.S.

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    I use spray silicone
     
  10. himark

    himark Well-Known Member

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    I have the same tray on a PW. You will fight head pressure from the extra primers than the pressure will get lower when nearing empty. I have the vibrator from Whiz on mine and helps level this out. I have also made my own plastic finger at the bottom to open the channel up to 2.5 primers wide rather than a single row. This helped a lot. But I have found a automotive "mist and shine" which is a spray that you just wipe off will slick that thing up so much you will have to lower your ramp. I also have found that even though I can get 300 in there I just load 200 and it seems to lower my problems. Another thing if you go with the spray you really dont need the vibrator IMO. I keep the vibrator on the machine but just cycle it off and on as needed. I have found you just dont need it much with a get slick surface.
     
  11. HSLDS

    HSLDS Well-Known Member

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    Not sure if the original thread still exists, but there was a modification to the bottom portion of plastic in the tray itself - the part that directs the primers to the feed tube. Was designed to make to primers more 'free feeding' than with the original block.

    Worth looking for.
     
  12. Unknown1

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    ...any brand in particular?