Rim Fire Priming Tool Setter

Set up machines to fill rim-fire cartridge cases with priming mixture.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

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What do Rim Fire Priming Tool Setters do?

Sets up automatic machines to fill head cavity of rim-fire cartridge cases with explosive priming mixture: Installs and aligns knockout pins, primer-spreading punches, and shell-holding blocks, using handtools and gauges. Sets stops and cams to synchronize movements of feeding screws and rolls, shell-holding fingers, and ejection mechanism. Starts machine and examines primed cartridge cases for defects, such as dents, scratches, or unfilled head cavities. Cleans priming mixture from tools and machine bed, using air blast or vacuum hose. Dismantles machine to replace worn or broken parts.

Should I be a Rim Fire Priming Tool Setter?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Heading-and-Priming Tool Setter

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    Rim Fire Priming Tool Setter

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