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    Boolit Master Drew P's Avatar
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    What’s your least enjoyable part of loading?

    For me, it’s primer tube filling. Someday I’ll design and build a filler that works. But until then, I made a huge improvement to my system by grinding out the tip of the Hornady filler tube tips so they don’t require as much effort to push down on the primer. Wow, why didn’t I do that earlier. Hugely better and faster.

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    I use APS priming on my progressive, so that's pretty easy.

    My least favorite job is trimming and de-burring rifle brass.

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    Mine is cleaning primer pockets so I don't. I uniform rifle primer pockets but after that one time job I don't clean them again. Pistol primer pockets I don't fuss with at all.

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    Lubing/sizing bullets.

    Now PC'ing Bullets/sizing.
    Happiness is a Warm GUN & more ammo to shoot in it.

    My Experience and My Opinion, are just that, Mine.

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    Fussing with the old Lyman 450 lube sizer that leaks out the bottom pressure plug. Can't get the new part... been discontinued. They don't have one for the 4500 either. Guess I'll have to fine a machinist to copy mine.
    Tore it down yesterday and found most of the O-rings cracked or broken, so found some at NAPA that worked. Base pressure plug still leaks using hard wax lube and have it heated to 110°F.
    Any suggestions?
    smilin jack

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    Cleaning lube off cases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smilin jack View Post
    Fussing with the old Lyman 450 lube sizer that leaks out the bottom pressure plug. Can't get the new part... been discontinued. They don't have one for the 4500 either. Guess I'll have to fine a machinist to copy mine.
    Tore it down yesterday and found most of the O-rings cracked or broken, so found some at NAPA that worked. Base pressure plug still leaks using hard wax lube and have it heated to 110°F.
    Any suggestions?
    Throw it away and buy hitek coating instead. Much cleaner and faster.

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    Case prep.
    If it was easy, anybody could do it.

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    Least favorite part: case preparation.
    Gun control is not about guns.

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    Trimming and deburring....dale

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    cleaning lube off cases. fixed the primer pocket cleaning by using stainless pins and tumbling.

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    Deburring after trimming . Cleaning primer pockets close second. The rest ain't so bad.

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    driving 325 kms to nearest lgs to find they sold the powder by mistake (new employee) 20 mins before I got there. And having to buy a new rifle of choice at store cost ( kinda like get outa jail)

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    Trimming and prepping brass, boring!
    Hell, I was there!

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    Used to be lubing boolits until I found a Star cheap.
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    Brass prep, whether new or once fired and trimming 303 Brit every few firings.

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    All are like steps in a walk in the park. I enjoy all of the steps, from ingot to loaded ammunition. Otherwise, I would probably just buy ammunition
    "Had his shooting been as good as his running, he might have given a better account of himself."
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    I have liked it all from the start...still do.

    Every step is important, every step matters & I don't have that need for instant gratification.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Walks View Post
    Lubing/sizing bullets.

    Now PC'ing Bullets/sizing.
    I agree. Particularly when the lube doesn't stay in the lube grooves.

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    Well, I love reloading, but my least favorite is weight sorting 22 cal boolits. Just makes me nutz... them little things deviate much and are kinda hard to get a hold of. And when I do it, I do a huge pile so I don’t have to do it often.... literally a mountain of them dang things...
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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