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Hornady Improved Hand Priming Tool

Hornady Improved Hand Priming Tool
Item #:HRN0500021
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The perfect companion to any single stage press...Hornady's new handheld priming tool features a new one-piece primer try with an improved retaining system for the lid. It also sports integral molded bushings for ultra reliable function. The new primer tray also eliminates the need for separate primer bushings. The system comes with an additional tray designed for use with RCBS shell holders.  The body has been modified for easier change-over.  The seater punch and spring are captured inside the priming tool; allowing shell holders and primer trays to be changed without removing the spring and punch.


WARNING: This product can expose you to Lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to -


WARNING: Handling live primers and spent primers may expose you to lead or other chemicals, which are known to the State of California to cause reproductive harm and cancer. For more information, go to

Read 4 Reviews - Average Rating: 4.5 stars

Good tool

By Don B. on Oct 18, 2022
I bought this to add to my other hand primer so it might be easier to load tight fitting primers in some of the large rifle primer brass I use.
1) my other hand primer won't allow a 7mm SAUM case to fit. This one has no problem because it uses the shell holder used in your reloading press. It had two different primer holders, one for Hornady shell holders, the other for RCBS. Well marked with different colors, black for Hornady and green for RCBS. Don't know if it will fit others. I have both shell holders. A little cumbersome to change between large and small or different shell holders compared to my other one.
2) LOOK at the plunger. It was turned on a lathe and both large and small had a very small point left on it. I smoothed it off on a whetstone and polished it flat. That to me was an important step the do at the factory. Others I have are cut not turned. I want that primer to look like it does in the box it came in when seated.
3) it snaps past center to ensure a positive seat. It is right at the point where in the primer pockets, Lapua brass 260 Rem., however it doesn't allow me to feel the bottom with 9 1/2 remington primers and flattens the primer somewhat. I prefer to be able to feel it bottom out. It may work well with other primers and different primer pocket depths. I have never had an issue with having to think about this with my other priming tool.
5) all in all, a good tool and does what it is supposed to do. As with everything you have to learn the nuances about it and the variances in the products you use it on.

Hornady Improved Hand Priming Tool

By Jeffery J. on Sep 23, 2020
I've been reloading for over 25 years, and this is the best priming tool I have every used!

hornady tool primer

By Charles M. on Sep 13, 2019
The primer tool worked good and any thing is plastic you have to be careful with it.C.McCool on 09-13-19.

Nice tool

By Rodric M. on Oct 12, 2018
Received my order from Grafs & Son quickly and I wasn’t disappointed. This primer tool is simple to put together and use. Didn’t put a full 5 stars cause I feel the plastic primer tray appears cheaply made but other than that I like this tool.
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