New primer tray for Loadmaster & Pro 1000

New primer tray for Loadmaster & Pro 1000

Postby DaveInGA » 02 Jan 2016 01

This is just an FYI for those who have, might be or are looking for a primer tray for their Loadmaster or Pro 1000:

The old style primer tray setups for the Lee Loadmaster and Pro 1000 priming systems have apparently been discontinued right at the end of 2015. Lee is coming out with a new bench primer with a "folding tray" that will work on the new bench primer, the Lee Loadmaster's primer chute and the Pro 1000 primer chute. Here's a link to the new folding tray on Lee's website:

http://leeprecision.com/folding-primer-tray-2-pack.html

Note it isn't available quite yet, but likely soon will be, as it also works with their new bench priming system, something I'm going to buy as well.
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Re: New primer tray for Loadmaster & Pro 1000

Postby horseman » 02 Jan 2016 12

Well thanks Dave. I was looking to buy a couple new trays to replace some older ones I have that the lids will no longer stay tight on. The old type with out the "locking tab". found out you can buy the tray, but it doesn't come with the lid... :? Now I'll just wait until these show up instead. Thanks again.
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Re: New primer tray for Loadmaster & Pro 1000

Postby DaveInGA » 03 Jan 2016 12

Horseman wrote:Well thanks Dave. I was looking to buy a couple new trays to replace some older ones I have that the lids will no longer stay tight on. The old type with out the "locking tab". found out you can buy the tray, but it doesn't come with the lid... :? Now I'll just wait until these show up instead. Thanks again.


I'm right there with you. I wanted extras so I could preload. Looks like I'm going to be waiting too.
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Re: New primer tray for Loadmaster & Pro 1000

Postby Fyodor » 04 Jan 2016 02

When I bought my press, I ordered some additional trays and covers. After some upgrades to my setup I ended up with maybe ten complete trays and a few extra covers.

If you like, I can send you two brand new covers to replace your old ones.
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Re: New primer tray for Loadmaster & Pro 1000

Postby horseman » 04 Jan 2016 20

A generous offer indeed. I'm not in dire need of them, I have a couple of the newer style (locking tab tray) that are fine, but like Dave (and yourself evidently) I'm just looking to set up "extras" for different primer types and/or preload some for a larger runs. But I do thank you. When the new ones come out I think six oughta do it. SP-SPM, LP-LPM, SR-SRM. and maybe a couple more for good measure...maybe ten... :lol:
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Re: New primer tray for Loadmaster & Pro 1000

Postby DaveInGA » 05 Jan 2016 10

I'm in the same boat as Horseman. I don't need any, I'm just wanting extras because I want to be spoiled during reloading.:) Thank you for the offer though.
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New primer tray for Loadmaster & Pro 1000

Postby Rmelchiori » 21 Jan 2016 10

The new trays are available now from Titan. I think they're only $5. I bought a couple to see how they work.
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Re: New primer tray for Loadmaster & Pro 1000

Postby Fyodor » 21 Jan 2016 12

They are even a fiver for two trays! Way cheaper than the old design. I'll wait until the adaptor for the ergo prime becomes available and then order a few.
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Re: New primer tray for Loadmaster & Pro 1000

Postby buckeye43210 » 03 Feb 2016 11

Fyodor wrote:They are even a fiver for two trays! Way cheaper than the old design. I'll wait until the adaptor for the ergo prime becomes available and then order a few.


I'm also waiting to purchase some XR/Ergo Prime adapters so I can combine shipping and save a few dollars before I order the new style trays. If all goes well, I'll be able to use the same trays for my off press and on press priming needs.

Looks like Factory Sales has them on back order...
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Re: New primer tray for Loadmaster & Pro 1000

Postby Fyodor » 18 Mar 2016 17

I've tested the new folding trays today.

At first I was happy to see that my federal primer packages fit on the new trays without spilling primers.

The first downside appeared when I tried to flip the primers. The new serrations don't flip them as reliably as the old style, and you need to take care that all primers stay in the bottom half of the flip tray. They won't pass the hinge without being upside down again.

The valve actually worked great, no spillage of primers, and a consistent flow.

When I was done and wanted to remove the unused primers from the feed ramp, I realized you can't push back the primers into the tray. The valve prevents backflow into the tray. Very disappointing.

All in all I'm happy that I bought so many round trays, that I won't run out soon. The folding trays will stay in the spare parts box.
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