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Frankfor Arsenal Vibra-Prime

Postby newportri » Wed May 29, 2013 2:17 am

For those who have been looking for an easier way to fill up primer tubes, I can tell you that Frankford Arsenal has re-introduced the vibra-prime! I ordered one as soon as I saw it in the catalog today.
http://www.midwayusa.com/product/890424/frankford-arsenal-vibra-prime-automatic-primer-tube-filler?cm_cat=CheckoutConfirm&cm_pla=ProductDescrip
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Re: Frankfor Arsenal Vibra-Prime

Postby Blast54 » Wed May 29, 2013 2:39 am

Looking at the reviews, I am interested to see how you make out. Keep us informed

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Re: Frankfor Arsenal Vibra-Prime

Postby Thib » Wed May 29, 2013 3:02 am

That caught my attention as well when thumbing through the pages... looks interesting
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Re: Frankfor Arsenal Vibra-Prime

Postby Thib » Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:09 pm

Any update on this Newport? I'm kind of curious...

Found some small pistol primers yesterday, I was so excited that I ripped off 800 9mm rounds for my Sunday steel matches. Popping primers in the tube gets tedious after a couple hundred!
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Re: Frankfor Arsenal Vibra-Prime

Postby Blast54 » Tue Jul 16, 2013 9:51 pm

Shooting steel with 9s? Didn't know that would work too well... how does it?
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Re: Frankfor Arsenal Vibra-Prime

Postby Thib » Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:16 pm

I didn't think it would work well either, until I went up to Wallum last year to watch Walls of Steel. Tons of 45's and 40's, but I noticed a bunch of them using 9's. I guess if you do the math, there's plenty of impact force to drop a plate.

I load 147gr Berry's over 3.3 Titegroup just to be safe, but lots of guys use 124's and 115's. I suppose if you think about it, they use 38's in the revolver class without problem.

I love my 1911, but for speed, I dropped an Apex FSS trigger and a Novak fiber sight on my M&P... all I can say is "Holy Crap" what a difference! Takeup and overtravel are super minimal. (Trigger pull just a tad over 4lbs, if I decide to dedicate it for competitions, I will swap out the springs to bring it down)
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Re: Frankfor Arsenal Vibra-Prime

Postby newportri » Wed Jul 17, 2013 2:17 am

Thib wrote:Any update on this Newport? I'm kind of curious...

Found some small pistol primers yesterday, I was so excited that I ripped off 800 9mm rounds for my Sunday steel matches. Popping primers in the tube gets tedious after a couple hundred!

I have only used it a couple of times. It works OK, but not great so far. Primers seems to get stuck once in a while,but it might take some practive. It is cool when it does work thoug..
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Re: Frankfor Arsenal Vibra-Prime

Postby a1983 » Fri Aug 02, 2013 5:28 pm

What size steel plates are you guys talking about? I shoot at East warren rod and gun and they have a couple of the "trees" and a horizontal style knock-down plate .."thingey".

I can drop the plates pretty easily when I hit them with 9mm, 115 grain stuff.
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Re: Frankfor Arsenal Vibra-Prime

Postby Thib » Fri Aug 02, 2013 11:08 pm

Stuff like this: http://wallsofsteel.com/2009pic/S7300501.JPG

9's drop em just fine...
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Re: Frankfor Arsenal Vibra-Prime

Postby tk421991 » Sat Aug 03, 2013 2:22 am

The steel plates at Wallum Lake are by no means hard to knock down. You could probably run through the steel plate course with a 7.62x38r M1895 Nagant or a .32ACP. A .22 might work, don't know, haven't tried or seen so I can't say. I used to shoot .357SIG at the plates and they dropped fine. The steel plates that are hard to move with a small caliber are the gongs and any piece rated for rifles. If I shoot at the 50 yard gongs at Wallum Lake's rifle/pistol range, they barely shake when hit with a 7.62x25 bullet; do ring nicely though and make quite the dirt shower after.

As a side note, I'm thinking about getting a CZ 97B for steel plate shooting and to qualify for the CC permit. Its a 10+1 .45ACP oversized version of the CZ 75. There's a 10 shot mag limit for Walls of Steel, so I'd like to get as few reloads as possible.
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