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Thread: Got a Lee hardness test kit.

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    Boolit Master
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    Got a Lee hardness test kit.

    I thought it was time to graduate from my thumbnail hardness tester,
    The Lee tool arrived yesterday so figured out a way to set it up and test a few bullets to see how to work it. Still experimenting with a setup that will be easy to use.
    This is how I have it for now.
    I have a layer or 2 of scotch tape on the scope and a little clothespin on the scope to keep it from falling through the rcbs 45 colt sizer die and mounted in a turret for the LCT , so far I have just checked flat point bullets on the nose and am standing them up on one of the pass through shell holders from the app so I can turn the holder and slide the bullet to position under the scope.
    This may evolve but seems to be working.
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    I also have the Lee hardness tester, and it does give at least a general idea of the BHN, but the kit should have been furnished with some means of holding the scope securely. I think you may have a good idea there.

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    The turret press microscope stand is a great idea you better send it to lee along with a request for royalties��

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    Does the scale line up on zero with your set up

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    I can move the bullet any direction to line the scale with the dimple.
    The shell holder will turn and is open on two sides. So pretty easy to move the bullet , and the v block would work the same way if I do any round nose and use the side of the bullet. I only have two round nose molds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mollyboy View Post
    The turret press microscope stand is a great idea you better send it to lee along with a request for royalties��
    I have to share the big bucks I get from Lee I got the die idea for the scope from a post here on cast boolits and saw a utube of a fellow using a shell holder for flat nose , lots of good ideas from the guys here.

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    Lee's extended hardness test chart


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    I just put a nickel on top of the shell holder to create a flat base.

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    My way of holding the scope steady.
    ukrifleman

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conditor22 View Post
    Lee's extended hardness test chart

    Thanks that will be handy to have .
    ukrifleman that is a slick setup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ukrifleman View Post
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    My way of holding the scope steady.
    ukrifleman
    Run a tube in it and that us how I clean the gravel in my fish tank

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