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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:11 AM
    Good to hear you found the main problem. Surely you'll find some more quirks to work out, just like all of us Lee users have had to do. A DIY or aftermarket PID controller is a real good solution to the rudimentary temperature control that Lee has...
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    10-29-2020, 11:57 AM
    you got a lot of problems there. Most of them are tough to diagnose without being in front of it. The mold guide can be turned (moved front to back) to accompany any mold. As to the stream adjustment, one thing I've found is when pouring into...
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    10-29-2020, 11:44 AM
    There was someone making custom made Kakecutters here several years ago. I have a few I bought from him, but they are easy to DIY with a cartridge case and a Nail/spring.
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    10-29-2020, 11:41 AM
    They never came with a Spring. FYI, I did add a spring to the one I use...because I hate it when the Top punch falls onto my fingers.
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    10-29-2020, 11:39 AM
    The #1 came with a nickel plated brass Reservoir tube, but there was a time when they came with a plain Brass tube also. I've never seen one with a blued steel tube, like the 45 comes with.
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    10-29-2020, 11:37 AM
    I've had a few Ideal #1 sizers. I still have one of them. It's my prefered tool to lube-size 22 cal boolits, because of the large amount of finger space to insert a boolit. I believe the Saeco-Redding clamp will work....
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    10-29-2020, 10:42 AM
    Add more beeswax
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  • John Wayne's Avatar
    10-27-2020, 07:24 PM
    I'd take 2) Partial box of "The Bullet Works" .380 caliber 100 grain plated bullets with truncated flat point. 8# 7.9 Ounces equates to 590 count, also hard to find, $60 plus $10 shipping. I can pay pal f and f
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  • John Wayne's Avatar
    10-27-2020, 07:23 AM
    Good advice! We would all love to pick up that Super Turret, but it's way out of my reach. I did pick this one up there the other day and I'm grateful to get it. $230 plus shipping. It does not have the small turret and the clover leaf 4 place...
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    10-26-2020, 08:25 AM
    metal is metal, you just need to have a plan to deal with the acid flux. I used saw dust.
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    10-25-2020, 04:00 PM
    Since you don't have the correct tooling to do this on a reloading press, then I'd use the Drill press as Country Gent spells out.
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    10-25-2020, 03:29 PM
    I started casting 9's in my spare time, after I first heard of the shortage (in July/August). I have the turret press setup and load some in the evenings. I'm sure glad I stocked up big time on 9 brass back when it was selling for less than scrap...
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  • John Wayne's Avatar
    10-25-2020, 07:54 AM
    Thank you for that info LUBEDUDE!!! I may have to start making them since I work in a machine shop part time. I'm swamped but I feel compelled to help others keep their machines up and running as cheaply as possible.
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    10-24-2020, 06:29 PM
    Hopefully those big collections can stay together and be completed if they haven't been already. Does anyone have a source for the threaded plastic powder hopper and lids?
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    10-23-2020, 12:49 PM
    I use the terminology and spelling of said words the way I want, I can't be bothered by those who might think it is incorrect. As to the choice of terminology and spelling of said words by others in this casting hobby, that I may not like...I am...
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    10-23-2020, 12:32 PM
    Put out the word to your friends and family, Lead and various Lead alloys will just show up at your door, but might take a few months or a year or two. If you can't wait that long, then order what you need in the mean time.
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    10-23-2020, 08:50 AM
    Excuse me for butting in... During one of the Obama shortages, I shipped a lot of 223/556 in SFRB, and if you pack 'em tight, you can get about 235 cases in there...I always use a USPS tyvek envelope to contain the cases inside the SFRB.
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    10-23-2020, 08:41 AM
    I use a battery drill with the Lee case guage/trimmer setup. Mostly, I've never seen the need to trim straight wall pistol cases...BUT, I have used this trimmer setup to convert 9mm Luger (9x19) to 9mm Mak (9x18).
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    10-23-2020, 08:32 AM
    I bought vintage can at a gunshow many years ago. I worked up load in 45 acp (200gr SWC) worked out well and now have burnt it all up... now I wish I could find some more.
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    10-22-2020, 12:42 PM
    Today, I plan on loading some Lee 120 TC in 9mm, I have 500 lube-sized and ready to load. I was thinking I might use some recently acquired AL-5. My Speer #9 manual lists 125gr jacketed data similar to what sargenv posted from the Speer #8....
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  • John Wayne's Avatar
    10-21-2020, 08:31 PM
    Thanks Pressman. You are a class act and then some! I'm wondering...Is there a museum that someday might hold every model of Hollywood produced?
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  • John Wayne's Avatar
    10-21-2020, 08:13 PM
    These responses are what make this site world class. Good people that take their wisdom and experience and use it to help others. In my opinion there is nothing more noble than giving your time to help others! And the Pressman...I can't even...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    10-21-2020, 08:48 AM
    Lee 120 TC ...and hope you get a mold that will drop boolits that can be sized to .357 I've owned two different P89 rugers, they would cycle anything I feed it. Also, regarding Lee's 125gr RF, that worked fine, but I had trouble with them...
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    10-21-2020, 08:40 AM
    Does anyone still use Dip Method? There hasn't been much talk of this method for several years.
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    10-21-2020, 08:31 AM
    It smells like a scam to me, because it appears he is wanting you to go around Gunbroker, so you wouldn't have them as an intermediary if there is problems. Is there anyway you can get his name/address and do a little Google research to see if the...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    10-21-2020, 08:23 AM
    You will likely see failure above 1800 fps, and you will likely have success at 1800 fps and less. One thing that might help have success at faster speeds, is using Ranch Dog's "Dip" method of applying Alox. ...
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    10-20-2020, 08:59 AM
    It's tough to beat the new, aftermarket sprue plates from one of our Vendor sponsors, Red River Rick. the sprue plate offerings on his website:...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    10-20-2020, 08:54 AM
    My condolences to you & your family. I am going to miss James. He and I shared many conversations about Gas checks and Gas check dies. For someone in the biz, he sure was willing to share knowledge and not keep the secrets to himself. RIP...
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I collect too much stuff and I cast for way to many calibers. I'm trying to rectify both of these conditions.
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check