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    Whow! There is a lot of talent here. Very humbling. Thanks

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    I made a gas check trimmer sometime ago. Needed it to square up my checks.
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    Boy,I'm just happy to cut a screwdriver slot in a bolt with a hacksaw.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ANeat View Post
    Couple of swage press's

    I have been looking at your posts on this press. Nice work. Think one of these are going to be my summer project!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by arjacobson View Post
    I have been looking at your posts on this press. Nice work. Think one of these are going to be my summer project!!

    Do It man..... Ill probably do another myself pretty soon and sell the Walnut Hill

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    When do you find time to shoot?


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    JMorris,

    When do you find time to shoot?

    It doesn't take that long if your just shooting so you have empty brass to load.

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    tumbler

    Tumbler is crude but made it from a plan in the American rifleman magazine in the 1970's. Pulleys are from a 1960's or 70's clothes dryer, motor is a junked furnace blower motor, drum is made of plywood. It's still going 30+ years now.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ronbo View Post
    It's still going 30+ years now.
    That's cool!
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    Not much, but it sure makes this job cleaner:


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    Oh, and if you haven't seen it yet, there's a really neat thread similar to this over at THR:

    http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=218188

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    Here are the tools I use to reload Berdan brass. I enlarge one flash hole from the inside with the drill bit then use the homemade LEE type punch to tap out the old primer, I then use the modified chamfer tool to remove the primer crimp. I have had no problems with the slightly larger flash hole and used a Dremel tool to open a small hole in the nose of the chamfer tool to clear the anvil in the primer pocket of the Berdan brass. I resize with a standard die with the decapper pin removed and the sizer button raised to not hit the inside of the brass.
    Simple, homemade and works for me.



    Then being the tight wad that I am I don't like to throw away anything that might still have a use. I took an old easy reach back massager and cut the handle down and removed the big rubber donut from the end and it fit in the bottom of my small Lyman bowl, I clamped it in a split 2"x4" and "Wha-la" a new tumbler.
    I just took 100 or so .45 acp brass out of it and they look great, of course I forgot and they were in there four hours.

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    I just took 100 or so .45 acp brass out of it and they look great, of course I forgot and they were in there four hours.

    I made an inline countdown timer for my tumbler. I used a 2 gang DEEP outdoor rated box, a countdown timer a GFCI outlet proper cord grip (NOT a romex connector) and a 12Ga. Ext. cord.

    I usually put the tumbler in the garage or somewhere away from where I am, set the timer and walk away from the noise.

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    Looks like jmorris has created a perfect Catch-22. The more streamlined the reloading process, the more time to shoot. The bar has been raised very high.

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    Gee. And I thought i was being innovative when in made a powder dipper out of a cut off 06 case and an old screwdriver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dieguy59 View Post
    Looks like jmorris has created a perfect Catch-22. The more streamlined the reloading process, the more time to shoot. The bar has been raised very high.
    I resemble that remark!

    I load my own so I can save money, so I can shoot more, so I can reload more, so I can shoot more....

    Nasty fun habit that keeps me out of trouble.

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    Wow.
    You guys are really talented.

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    Lube-sizer / Swaging Press

    Made these awhile back. Working on more dies.
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    Man!! I have to get off my woodlathe,you guys are great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DCM View Post
    I just took 100 or so .45 acp brass out of it and they look great, of course I forgot and they were in there four hours.

    I made an inline countdown timer for my tumbler. I used a 2 gang DEEP outdoor rated box, a countdown timer a GFCI outlet proper cord grip (NOT a romex connector) and a 12Ga. Ext. cord.

    I usually put the tumbler in the garage or somewhere away from where I am, set the timer and walk away from the noise.
    That's a GREAT idea. Not sure why the tumbler manufacturers don't offer this as an option. I've left mine running overnight more than once b/c I don't have one of these!

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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