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    Yesterday, 03:43 PM
    It'll be interesting to see if the ridges are enough to derail that little bullet train.....fun stuff. Oh, I should tell you that I had my ridges go to the end of the plates but that backfired with the baffle above it. Bullets knocked the...
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    Yesterday, 03:25 PM
    TylerR: My .45 nose down plate has nothing to do with your rifle project, but I did add some ridges to the plate. The picture below shows my weird addition to bypass the so-called patent infringing ramp: As you know, the idea was to prevent...
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    10-24-2020, 10:06 PM
    J_dude77: Very Nice!!!! Getting close to copying this. One thing I noticed is that towards the end bullets line up at the bottom of the plate and have a hard time leaving the bottom. I had the same thing happen on my "no ramp" collating of .45...
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    10-24-2020, 10:34 AM
    I haven't printed Tylers big base model yet, but based on my experience with the original size, it might slow down with a big load a little. I say that based on watching it slow down a little when lots of bullets are loaded and interaction between...
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    10-23-2020, 10:00 AM
    In my experience, a lot of factors can cause hangs in the bullet drop area. Speed, size and shape of the drop hole, friction between bullet and base surface, and of course base angle. You might have noticed that I was feeding my nose down design...
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    10-22-2020, 12:19 PM
    You said waiting is the hardest part? I have a hard time waiting for the stupid bed to cool!:) Maybe that's the reason the reason they wear out? Mine hasn't yet, and it does release just fine if I leave the print alone. I only had the first...
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    10-22-2020, 12:59 AM
    I've heard of the water soluble filament......wondered why you would want that.....interesting. The Creality glass that came with mine works so well without glue or hairspray, I was disappointed to hear that it may wear out. Guess I'll have to...
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    10-22-2020, 12:43 AM
    What a great idea! I wonder if a person could "print" glue sticks out of the PLA or ABS or whatever you are printing, and feed them through the glue gun instead of commerial glue sticks....That way you got your color too. Prettier that way? ...
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    10-21-2020, 08:18 PM
    Looks good. APS is pretty glossy.....does that mean slick? as in less friction between base and wheel? Has anyone used the plastic weld kit from Harbor Freight for fixing things? I have not, but my brother bought one to to repair something...
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    10-21-2020, 11:17 AM
    Maybe the curves were too tight? And for that reason the Pex has to be bigger? No experience with that. With rigid thinwall there are no curves. I get mine from Pet Mountain: https://www.petmountain.com/product/lees-thinwall-rigid-tubing-clear...
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    10-21-2020, 12:33 AM
    I almost ordered the solid bed mounts until one of my friends said to try it the way it is first. So I did, and it works so well that I'm wondering why solid mounts are considered better.....maybe you can tell me? As for 1/2" Pex working with...
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    10-20-2020, 09:12 PM
    Welcome to the CR-10 V2 club! I love mine! But then I have never seen anything else!;) What I haven't tried yet is ABS nor any nozzle except what comes with the printer......on pins and needles waiting to learn something New! I was wondering...
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    10-20-2020, 06:10 PM
    Mixed signals here.....in the video you just showed, you connected your piece to the part with the pinchers did you not? You trying to confuse my simple mind? ;) Is the "claws" something else? The base should work for most, but it may have...
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    10-20-2020, 12:17 PM
    This is too funny. I just downloaded your stash one more time last night to get your APP goodies. So what's one more time? ;) Looks perfect to me. I had to pull my little wire goodies to use the base for some other things. Does the same go...
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    10-20-2020, 12:35 AM
    GWS replied to a thread Bulge Buster in Reloading Equipment
    I use a G-Rx die on any range .40 I pick up......takes just a minute to run them through....and IMO is great insurance to trouble-free feeding. Then I size it later. As far as I'm concerned all fired brass is "bulged". All the G-Rx does is...
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    10-18-2020, 10:33 PM
    Why else would I show those pictures!......I knows there gots to be a cleaner, better way......just have to get people thinking about it.;) I have faith......already stuff to mull over and investigate....thankyou, gentlemen! That's the goal...
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    10-18-2020, 07:53 PM
    The following short video shows how I use the ugly little tubes to help me quick change from one rifle to another. Maybe you can come up with a 3d printer-made solution that does the same thing. Now THAT would be cool!!! As for finding the bolt...
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    10-18-2020, 07:33 PM
    Yup, that why I posted it......I like that print part you have....I didn't have that option. But the beveled tops really bug me.....they should have figured out that beveling edges just prevents a straight drop......especially with no support...
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    10-18-2020, 05:00 PM
    Ed can be a pain that way.......happens when you take up with really smart people. I just need to run everything by him BEFORE I print instead of after......where then I have to do it twice. ;) Handy man to have around, that's for sure. I need...
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    10-17-2020, 07:36 PM
    The reason I asked is I was wondering if the case bases might be more apt to hang up in a spring. Guess not. The other reason I asked is whether .223 rifle bullets would work with those sizes...... I don't have any DAA springs, but I do have...
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    10-17-2020, 11:10 AM
    inside diameter or outside?
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    10-16-2020, 11:19 PM
    Does anyone have the OD and ID of each of the DAA springtubes and what bullet calibers they work without feeding issues for? And a question for TylerR: Do you use springtubes below your pistol case collator you are developing, or rigid tube?
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    10-16-2020, 10:32 AM
    All ears! This is for .40 bulge busting on an APP? right?
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    10-16-2020, 01:38 AM
    TylerR: The print of the .223 downtube was all I could ask for. Pretty close to Perfect..... I made a short video to show you...but I should explain what you're looking at: First, as I told you I didn't make it with threads for a spring....I...
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    10-15-2020, 07:54 PM
    If it gives trouble at the angles, I can create a slightly curved polyline and sweep the circle down it......I was just lazy today and thought it might just be fine the way it is. I didn't add threads at the bottom, because I don't have any...
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    10-15-2020, 07:14 PM
    TylerR: This is an xray of the .223 downtube I designed today.....it goes through the tee and into the upper part creating a funnel before it gets to the sensor, and offsets the center toward the sensor as it passes. Have not tried it yet but I...
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    10-15-2020, 01:10 PM
    This is my ruined base about a 1/16" thick. This is the warped corner I'm going to dip in the water.... filled a pot with water....boiling.....dipped the corner in and it immediately softened and drooped, but didn't melt. Placed it on the...
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    10-15-2020, 12:16 PM
    See that's what I don't know......I print at 210 degrees centigrade and water boiling is only 100C. The base is 60C and that doesn't melt..... I'll test that today on my few layers of first fail. You may be right.
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    10-15-2020, 12:04 PM
    Looks great from here! Wonder if you could dip that corner in a pan of boiling water to soften it, then press it on the kitchen counter and hold it down with gloves? Wonder what temperature it actually melts and deforms? Or I wonder if that...
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About GWS
Biography:
Just an old business owner with a wife, 5 kids, 18 grandkids, and 4 greats. Trying real hard not to get crotchety in my old age.
Location:
New Mexico
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Many but diminishing fast. Reloading and tinkering seems to be lasting.
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Building Contractor

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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