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  • 44magLeo's Avatar
    04-15-2019, 03:13 PM
    Calibrating your home made dippers to cc's Like Lee does. In the back of the Lee reloading book there is a list of powders and how much a cc of that powder weighs. You use that number multiplied by your measure in cc's to get the weight of powder...
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    04-15-2019, 02:57 PM
    If no one on here replies to a want to trade or want to buy post, then try Ebay. I have found most of what I have on there. Leo
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    04-15-2019, 01:39 PM
    44magLeo replied to a thread Die problem ? in Reloading Equipment
    I think if you can sort your brass by what was shot in your rifle and what is range pickup and keep them separate, would be a good start. Then work them as separate lots. When I fire factory loads, I put the empty cases back in the box. When I...
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    04-11-2019, 09:15 PM
    I Have the Lee Carbide FCD that came in my Lee four die set. I found it didn't work so well with bulets over .430 as most factory jacketed bullets are. My cast bullets for My Marlin 1894 are .432+ The carbide ring in that die is too small for...
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    04-11-2019, 08:53 PM
    Some Lyman 55 measures have threaded tube, some don't I have then both ways. The threaded tubes are much longer than the other ones. The thread pitch on the 55's with a threaded drop tube are the same as the 310 and Tru-Line JR. They call it a 5/8...
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    04-10-2019, 12:21 PM
    When I started out reloading in '78 I had a Rock Chucker press and primed on the press. Never liked the tubes. If you fumbled while handling the filled tubes primer go everywhere. The process was ok. If a primer did get tipped it was easy to crush...
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    04-10-2019, 11:58 AM
    Dry tumbling or vibration type brass cleaning is where the highest risk of lead poisoning occurs. As the brass gets cleaned the residue in the primer pockets from the primers contains lead. This lead get cleaned out of the pockets gets mixed in...
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    04-10-2019, 11:11 AM
    Most electronic scales display readings out to one decimal point. As in .1. If a weight falls between 0 an.1 it rounds up or down. If you have one charge at 4.44 grs it will read it as 4.4. The next charge is at 4.46 it reads it at 4.5 grs. The...
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    04-08-2019, 04:11 PM
    I can't add much to what has been said but Welcome to the club. You may find the reloading won't save you much money because you will shoot more. Not a problem because shooting more is just that much more fun. On manuals, I have many. I like the...
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    04-08-2019, 03:09 PM
    Old Pallets. Often can get for free. Get the ones made from hard wood, Often oak. Take them apart, A sawsall works well for this. Use the parts to build a laminated bench top. This will be strong enough for most any loading you can do and wont...
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    04-08-2019, 02:14 PM
    I can't see cleaning cases with any of the methods, wet or dry. I use water soluble lube. I then use a gallon of the hottest water my faucet gives me. Some Dawn dish soap and some vinegar. Put all this in a plastic pail through in the brass and...
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    04-08-2019, 01:44 PM
    The strip idea is great but loading the strips seems like it might be a more trouble than just dumping the primers in the tray, shake a bit to get right side up then go to priming. How do you load the primers in the strips? Leo
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    04-08-2019, 01:25 PM
    Get two 1 1/2 inch floor flanges, a section of 1 1/2 inch pipe. The length of pipe needs a bit shorter than the height you want your press to mount. A handful of 5/16 inch carriage bolts. long enough to bolt through the plywood and floor flange....
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    04-08-2019, 12:20 PM
    I'm in the "I don't think you will find a difference" camp. On the broken Lee press, perhaps that press had a flaw in the casting. How old was that press when it broke. If more than a few years and had been used beyond it's designed limits I say...
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    04-06-2019, 09:53 PM
    Most other brands of scales have more than just the zero on the scale body. They have graduated marking above and below the zero mark. That's the one thing Lee could do to improve that scale. On your Lee scale there is couple ways to add mark. Use...
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    04-06-2019, 08:12 PM
    I don't know what Inline Fabrication Quick mounts are and don't feel like searching them. Could you take one of there mounts and drill your own mounting holes? Leo
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    04-06-2019, 07:51 PM
    I would skip that one and go with Lee's bench priming tool. It works very well. It uses the same shell holders as the hand primers. I have mine mounted to a piece of hardwood board, 2.5 inches by 8 inches. I just set it on the bench, no clamping....
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    03-28-2019, 05:11 PM
    You have a PID. Is it just for temp checking or does it control the burner? If it controls the burner, what controller are you using? Leo
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    03-28-2019, 12:02 PM
    I am in the single stage press group. With a bit of shopping around you can fine a good used press for not a lot of cash. Same with dies and other tooling. A reloading manual should be the first thing to get. You can find them used to. A...
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    03-28-2019, 11:34 AM
    I can't dispute the claims M-Tecs. Lets suppose the pivot point is designed to support 10,000 lbs. On the one end the lever is 10 ft long with 100 lbs on it. The other end is 10 ft with 100 lbs on. So load on the pivot point is weight of arms plus...
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    03-25-2019, 05:55 PM
    44magLeo replied to a thread What is this in Reloading Equipment
    How large are the holes through it? If the holes match the primer size, it could be parts of a priming system. Or maybe powder charging. Leo
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    03-25-2019, 11:54 AM
    The Lyman hand press was mentioned. Does any one have one, and if so how well does it work? I was bidding on one on Ebay awhile back. Didn't win it. It's an interesting design. I like my Lee hand press. It works well. I like to use my bench...
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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