LEE PRECISION Lee Preciesion 90997, Small & Large Safety Prime Primer Feeder, 2006 Later Reloading Press

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Fits: lee presses made after 2006 that have the lever prime System (lps) Function: upgrade the priming System Material: plastic For small and large primers, never touch the primers from box to shell Used with 2006 and newer Turret Presses, Classic Turret Press, Breech Lock Classic Cast, and the Classic Cast Press Note: Depending on die configuration on the Turret Press, the Auto Disk Riser may need to be purchased to provide adequate clearance for the Lee Safety Prime

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  • Make sure this fits by entering your model number.
  • Fits: lee presses made after 2006 that have the lever prime System (lps)
  • Function: upgrade the priming System
  • Material: plastic
  • For small and large primers, never touch the primers from box to shell
  • Used with 2006 and newer Turret Presses, Classic Turret Press, Breech Lock Classic Cast, and the Classic Cast Press
  • Note: Depending on die configuration on the Turret Press, the Auto Disk Riser may need to be purchased to provide adequate clearance for the Lee Safety Prime

Is Discontinued By Manufacturer ‏ : ‎

No

Product Dimensions ‏ : ‎

9 x 5 x 5 inches; 7.68 Ounces

Item model number ‏ : ‎

90997

Department ‏ : ‎

Unisex-adult

Date First Available ‏ : ‎

September 9, 2008

Manufacturer ‏ : ‎

ACK, LLC

ASIN ‏ : ‎

B00162POP2

Country of Origin ‏ : ‎

USA

Best Sellers Rank:

#259 in Gunsmithing Tools

Customer Reviews:

721 ratings

10 reviews for LEE PRECISION Lee Preciesion 90997, Small & Large Safety Prime Primer Feeder, 2006 Later Reloading Press

  1. Ross

    Please be aware when reading reviews for this product to check the date it was posted. Lee has changed this product 3 times, but has kept the same part number which leads to some confusion (but keeping the same part number means all their literature stays correct). The latest update began production in June 2017. The original Safety Prime had round black primer trays with a clear cover and a black primer chute and a black or white dispenser (depending on the primer size). They later updated it to a newer version (this would be the second version), which had white/clearish triangular primer trays and a white primer chute and a black or white dispenser. This version was pretty bad. I suspect a lot of reloaders are still using this version, which would explain some of the bad reviews (well earned bad reviews). However this part was again updated for June 2017 to the newest version with the same triangular white/clearish primer trays, but a new gray primer chute and dispenser. The new dispensers have either SM or LG molded into them to denote the primer size, along with some serrations on the dispenser itself. The primer chute is a lot more sturdy/rigid, and primers tend to stay in the correct orientation as well. Also, the mount for the priming system that you attach to your turret press or Auto Breech Lock Pro has been updated with an additional hook to capture the ‘wings’ on the chute. The dispenser feels like it has a stronger spring and the ‘click’ from the dispenser is much more positive. Be sure it’s aligned properly, and you will be good to go. Hopefully this clears up some confusion, just be sure to check the review date.

  2. Douglas R Johnson

    Pretty slick, especially for the price. It takes a little practice to get the feel of it, maybe 50-100 rounds before I stopped dropping every 3rd primer, but once the learning curve is sorted out (YouTube!) it’s been almost 100%. On a Lee Classic press I can knock out 150-200 rounds an hour, and I’m a newbie. Just wish I could find more primers now….

  3. Zeke in Lower Alabama

    I received my Lee Safety Primer today (yes, Sunday) and it works just fine. It took only a few minutes to read the instructions and install on my Lee turret press. I had 50 .38 Special cases ready to prime and load and everything went off without a hitch. Well, except for getting my right thumb to press the dispenser properly. No fault of the Lee Safety Primer, just my learning curve. I would recommend this product.

  4. Luke

    Works as intended. Critical to get it lined up with the primer arm or you WILL have issues. Makes priming so much easier and no need to handle each primer by hand. Does NOT come with the mount for the turret press. That mount comes with the press its self. Comes with the mount for single stage presses. I had to call Lee and have the turret press mount sent to me because my turret press didnt come with the mount. Lee sent me one right away free of charge and arrived in 4 days. Very pleased with Lees customer service.

  5. tcoz

    After having used the previous two versions of the Safety Prime for about ten years, I can’t even describe how impressed I am with this new version. Since spending only a couple of minutes to properly align it, I’ve loaded over 4000 rounds of 9mm without dropping EVEN ONE SINGLE primer.Loading a full tray of 100 primers takes a bit of practice because of the folding tray on the Safety Prime but once you figure out the proper procedure it becomes very easy to do.If you get frustrated with your current Safety Prime system, give this one a try. You won’t be sorry.

  6. Richard K.

    I decided to try this on my new Lee Precision Classic Turret Press. In the past, with my old Lee Press, I simply placed primers by hand. As other reviewers have noted, this device tends to be a bit delicate, but if you don’t try to muscle it and take the time to dial it in, it works pretty well. I only dropped one primer the first time I tried it, but once I got the hang of smoothly moving the priming trigger onto the primer cup and “clicking” the primer into place in the seater, it was smooth sailing. It takes a few repititions before this becomes a comfortable process, but after 50 or so rounds, things work quite nicely. While this device does seem to speed up reloading, I don’t believe this makes the press into some kind of super progressive device. It simply makes loading primers a bit easier and keeps primers neatly in a confined space. The primer tray works as advertised for flipping primers all in the correct position. And with this feeder, it allows me to use the press to pay very close attention to each stage. I specifically use this press as I tend to make my rounds carefully rather than with speed. This press and primer feeder do just that for me.

  7. Wayupnorth

    Received this fast! It is a nice upgrade over the other two original Safety Prime versions (round tray old style primer dispenser and fold over tray old style dispenser) both of which I have. I guess we are all the subjects of field testing this product? The mounts seem better height to quit dropping primers and no longer require a shim or washer to raise the height when used with a turret press and the actual primer dispenser mechanism seems much better quality than the early version. The internal springs have been upgraded so they will not fail or set so quickly. I liked my originals and they took many thousand of rounds to fail, but they have flaws. I hate the new fold over primer trays ,they do not feed near as reliable as the older round ones and are prone to flip the primers so be careful although this version seems that they may have addressed it partly. Overall a quick priming system but not without it’s flaws. Faster than most others out there to load and easy to use once you get the feel for it. Maybe third time is a charm with this product? Time will tell….

  8. Pops 1911

    I have used this primer feed through about 700 rounds reloaded now. It is not perfect but in my experience it has been 96% perfect. Took a few turns to get its quirks figured out. No problem now. Yeah, I drop on the floor about 4-5 primers for each 100 loaded. Not a big deal. I placed a flat carpet piece under the press so I can usually find the escaped primer pretty quickly. It has really sped up the reloading process. No more separate priming of rounds with a special primer tool. Only had 1 primer feed up side down. This was my bad. Check the position of your primers before closing the lid and all is well. I would purchase again.

  9. RETiredGM

    I should have bought this (2500) reloaded 300 Blackout rounds ago. Why didn’t you guys tell me?All this time I was fingering primers because I thought I was too cool to over accessorize my classic turret press. I’m a dummy!Set up was easy even though the directions are lacking a photo and a caption or two to explain exactly how the metal bracket that comes with the press is supposed to be oriented to the plastice fulcrum of the safety prime arm. Bolt, metal bracket, AND then the plastic fulcrum, screwed down snug. There is ZERO reason to over tighten the bolt. The plastic fulcrum needs to be able to swivel a bit so that it can line up with primer cup.Once the whole deal was set up and loaded with 50 primers, I quickly re-primed 50 resized casings much quicker than fingering each individual primer into the primer cup.The way my auto disk powder measurer is aligned, it does not even come close to being in conflict with the safety prime system. Your situation may very.

  10. Frank Schaefer

    I actually have two of these. The first one came with my original Lee classic turret-press kit, and I ended up buying a second set so I could have separate feeders for pistol vs rifle primers (For safety’s sake, you really don’t want to move primers between feed trays and storage boxes any more than absolutely necessary.) All in all, this feeder system is well thought-out in terms of safety: it feeds primers edge-to-edge and keeps the primer you’re seating separate from the feed stack, so if one primer detonates during seating, you probably won’t turn your entire tray of primers into destructive popcorn. As it is, I’ve even fed plenty of super-sensitive Federal match primers through this feed system without any premature detonation (to be honest, I have yet to blow a primer during seating either).The texture on the bottom of the trays works great for catching the anvils on Boxer primers and flipping them right-side-up if you just gently shake the tray. As other reviewers have noted, the feeder gets a little finicky once you’re down to less than 5 primers; at that point, it often fails to dispense at Lee’s primer-arm angle, although it will drop a primer just fine once you let it hang a bit more upright.The box includes mounting kit for both the Lee single-stage press and the classic turret press. It’s a good idea to keep the box for these feeders, just so you can safely store them fully-assembled, primers and all, whenever they’re not in use.

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