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  • cheese1566's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:29 PM
    1/2” copper and cpvc line are 5/8” od… But I want clear.
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:10 AM
    You don't tell us much. What guns what caliber for starters. There are NUMEROUS threads covering the 45 ACP 1911 feeding there is a current thread where the OP PC'd boolits and had the same issues, his issue was solved by throating the barrel...
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  • cheese1566's Avatar
    06-12-2021, 01:43 PM
    Thanks!
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    06-12-2021, 01:38 PM
    My response was to JimB's post: Also, Sizing to the same diameter as throats leaves you no "wiggle" room for boolits that grow .0002" ~ .0004" while age hardening as they sit until they are used. It also leaves no room for any out of...
    17 replies | 291 view(s)
  • cheese1566's Avatar
    06-12-2021, 11:16 AM
    What’s the outside diameter of the Lee Case Feeder tubes? Hoping they are 5/8” (0.625”) to use on my RCBS green machine. Checking before I order those or bulk polycarbonate tube
    6 replies | 97 view(s)
  • DougGuy's Avatar
    06-12-2021, 10:57 AM
    This is still incorrect. Size to fit THE THROATS. Sizing smaller than the cylinder throats, i.e. randomly picking .452" and sizing to that dimension will insure the fact that you have leading and poor groups *IF* in fact your throats are .454." ...
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  • cheese1566's Avatar
    06-09-2021, 10:44 PM
    I like how the 3rd gen manual clearly states one should read and read again the manual to understand the complexity of the machine, and that any previous reloading experience doesn’t matter. I am no engineer, but I have a good understanding in...
    13 replies | 347 view(s)
  • DougGuy's Avatar
    06-09-2021, 09:15 AM
    DougGuy replied to a thread 1911 trouble feeding in Cast Boolits
    Well, can't argue with those groups for one, and for two, you are better off than most getting ANY bit of a .452" proud of the case mouth to plunk with the RO barrels. Jerry Keefer built the 9mm that won jeez how many matches? .100" parallel...
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  • cheese1566's Avatar
    06-08-2021, 10:40 AM
    Don’t throw hate towards it! I have been intrigued by these little guys and know of all the lost patience and anger towards them. This one came up locally and picked it up near Devils Tower Wyoming. Missing the poor design primer tray, case tubes...
    13 replies | 347 view(s)
  • cheese1566's Avatar
    06-07-2021, 05:59 PM
    In need of the top and bottom of the case feeder for a RCBS Green Machine. (Case feeder index wheel) I have one but it pretty worn. Just got off the phone with RCBS Tech and they no longer have the wheels or tubes.
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    06-07-2021, 03:52 PM
    DougGuy replied to a thread 1911 trouble feeding in Cast Boolits
    This would make for a very fair comparison of throated vs. non throated. If you read what I wrote about the function of freebore as an alignment tool this facilitates a consistent engagement in the rifling which the abrupt entry into the rifling of...
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    06-05-2021, 09:04 PM
    Nope go north another $25
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    06-05-2021, 09:35 AM
    I replied in your other thread that you may benefit from a pound cast of your chamber and throat to get accurate measurements of what would be your maximum diameter boolit you could use, this would need to come before diving much deeper into what...
    13 replies | 476 view(s)
  • DougGuy's Avatar
    06-05-2021, 09:19 AM
    It may benefit you to do a pound cast of the chamber and throat, this would tell you the maximum diameter boolit you could use without interference, your rifle is showing you that accuracy could be improved considerably by fitting the boolit to the...
    4 replies | 277 view(s)
  • DougGuy's Avatar
    06-04-2021, 09:01 PM
    Without milling the frame window and increasing the OD of the cylinder, you are only gaining very little by moving the bolt notch between chambers since the outer wall thickness will be the same.
    11 replies | 339 view(s)
  • DougGuy's Avatar
    06-03-2021, 08:54 PM
    DougGuy replied to a thread Roll vs Taper in Cast Boolits
    Roll crimp for wheelguns, taper crimp for autos.
    14 replies | 327 view(s)
  • DougGuy's Avatar
    06-03-2021, 06:14 PM
    DougGuy replied to a thread 1911 trouble feeding in Cast Boolits
    BD thanks for your words of wit and wisdom, and thanks for starting that thread so long ago. I can go back in that thread to where I just started taking this stuff in as a service offered, and then come today where I have pretty much dialed in my...
    82 replies | 2459 view(s)
  • DougGuy's Avatar
    06-02-2021, 10:41 AM
    These are notoriously tight and it is the norm for them to be rather egged. They respond quite well to honing throats, accuracy is tweaked very noticeably afterwards. Most of what comes into the shop goes out at .3125" for use with .312" boolits...
    26 replies | 912 view(s)
  • DougGuy's Avatar
    06-01-2021, 01:49 PM
    I had to learn the hard way that using asterisks or a random string of characters to hide a word was skirting the word filter! It was not an attempt by me to get around the word filter, as in trying to trick it, but the board sorta views it in that...
    53 replies | 1617 view(s)
  • cheese1566's Avatar
    06-01-2021, 09:09 AM
    This one has a basic worm drive gear box and the mechanics used pulleys and steel cable. Based on the entire unit, I am pretty sure it will reverse, otherwise it would only raise or lower the chair. The motor label has no other info, and looks to...
    6 replies | 347 view(s)
  • DougGuy's Avatar
    05-31-2021, 03:48 PM
    Never heard so much squabbling over something that doesn't even enter the picture. *IF* you use a .356" in 9mm, the FCD WILL NOT size it down in the case. .357" it depends on the individual FCD as there are variances, they are not all created...
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  • cheese1566's Avatar
    05-31-2021, 02:31 PM
    I tried googling the numbers, but had no luck. Also, the mystery box had no info other than “this side up” on one side. Here is the label.
    6 replies | 347 view(s)
  • cheese1566's Avatar
    05-30-2021, 11:43 PM
    Need someone with experience in motor wiring to get this motor wired up. It is a 120v ac single phase that came from a handicap chair lift system. I would like to eventually get it adapted to my RF45 mill to raise the head. It also has a...
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    05-29-2021, 04:07 PM
    ^^ This... The OP asks if a 38 Spl is loaded to xxx number of ft lbs of energy, do we need a 357? the answer would lie in the scenario surrounding the requirements of the boolit. As previously stated, for most purposes, the +P 38 is fine. I...
    74 replies | 2393 view(s)
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