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    Yesterday, 01:40 PM
    I just want to know how to brainwash one so useful. For my wife, daughters, granddaughters, it wouldn't be very easy......and certainly not with a happy smile. ;)
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    Yesterday, 01:22 AM
    Don-- I erased my post as premature, because I wanted to investigate what's going on with yours. Where I burnished graphite was in the primer chute, for about ten minutes. I took the chute off the press and discovered it's sort of "hinged" so it...
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    11-24-2022, 12:20 AM
    Well that depends on the day, depends on what I'm doing. If you're talking about the video......that's just a demo of how a case feeder can work on a Summit. The brass in the video isn't prepped, except that the demo is showing what would be the...
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    11-23-2022, 01:19 PM
    tt365 gave you good ideas to think about.....I'll give you one more. Probably the worst problem with my experience learning to 3dprint, was prints lifting. So then you search the internet for ways to make it stick better, and you get the masking...
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    11-23-2022, 11:59 AM
    You've most likely figured out where to put it, so it depends.....on how much room you are giving it. The Ender 3 's are still a good choice, bang for buck, IMO, but you will have a limited bed size to do TylerR's Standard size collator, but no...
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    11-22-2022, 11:08 PM
    No I only loaded the feed tube in the demo....that's what the electric collator is for. Yes is takes time to load the hopper....about 2 seconds to dump several hundred into it from a gallon container of prepped brass ..... but you'd rather feed...
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    11-22-2022, 06:22 PM
    Just got a report from the guy doing .45 ACP on his 6000. Absolutely no indication of denting or marking the big primers.....I don't know how they accomplish that....but I'm not complaining.
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    11-22-2022, 06:18 PM
    That's a possibility, but you could also try burnishing powdered graphite into the stem and the shell plate hole to make both slicker. I've used a Q-tip for burnishing holes and just cotton cloth to burnish convex surfaces.....I've been successful...
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    11-22-2022, 12:29 PM
    r4ndy, I've personally never printed one, so TylerR this is a question I can't help ease the burden on you!;)
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    11-22-2022, 10:42 AM
    Yup......see how easy this is to learn and tweak? You can fix a lot of problems with collator angle adjustment, and a change in width of the shelf/ridge on the slide plate.......and neither of you had to post a 1000 times like me to figure it out....
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    11-22-2022, 10:27 AM
    Exactly! my experience too, and why I was surprised/concerned. I said, I'd see for myself. Doh.....I only bought the 9mm die plate.....don't think I'll be able to test big primers just yet....I'll ask 9mmepiphany over on THR, who I know set up...
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    11-21-2022, 05:49 PM
    I'm going to answer only that part of the question: I won't be alone saying the Bonanza/Forster was/is one of the truly new and worthwhile presses that came along. But to that dynasty, I'm going to add one more, if not in the same quality dept,...
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    11-21-2022, 10:40 AM
    Yes that concerned me the first day I discovered they only used one. I am assured over on THR, that it doesn't mar the large primers. We will see. I am supposed to be getting my Inline F. press mount today.....excited to finally to be able to see...
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    11-20-2022, 05:56 PM
    Probably ought to be renamed, "Mongo_300 ramp". ;)
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    11-20-2022, 03:12 PM
    I decided to order some too. But Pet Mountain was totally out of 5/8" thinwall, which you need to match Lee's tubing (I think JullietDeltaGolf got the last two!:))....the thick stuff would put you back to the I.S. diameter of the smaller tubing. I...
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    11-20-2022, 02:54 PM
    I asked the gurus over at THR.org what they thought and this was offered. At least things to look for: 1) Plastic Cup of the driver clutch fell out and did not get put back in. (look on the floor?) 2) Cross broken in the Plastic Cup of the...
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    11-20-2022, 12:46 AM
    Mine came without a shellplate.....had to order it separately. Seems like I had that happen when I first tried to install that plate, and unscrewed it and tried again.....and it worked fine. Hope yours will too...... Mine's still not mounted to...
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    11-19-2022, 10:05 PM
    I'm having a hard time finding new 5/8" tubing for a decent price.....and the link I posted is worthless at least this week.....Pet Mountain is out of 5/8" tubing. So even if a little ridiculous-looking, with it's tube remnants instead of tubes,...
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    11-19-2022, 10:53 AM
    This thread, came into being as a help center for the benefit of those who have been brave enough to buy 3D printers, who have a desire to learn how to print their own reloading equipment. TylerR was the one who developed it into a source of...
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    11-18-2022, 09:26 PM
    Lee's bullet feeder isn't too reliable.....the 3d printed ones are way better..... The only bullets that have given people trouble in TylerR's bullet feeder are the short square ones that don't have a heavier end. TylerR will have to tell you...
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    11-18-2022, 09:15 PM
    After posting that, I thought I ought to test the above......and Lee's plastic would not hold up to drilling through. So I'm designing an "upper" for the tubing. It'll still require its own Lee Shaker, but we got to get rid of the ledges inside...
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    11-18-2022, 10:26 AM
    Dude this is freaking awesome! Thank you SO much, PM incoming!
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    11-17-2022, 06:51 PM
    Okay, I printed the part.....seems to work. What I don't have is a copy of the caliber case you have......but here's a quick video to show you anyway.... You don't need to epoxy anything, it's stable as long as you don't turn it upside down. ...
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    11-17-2022, 01:48 PM
    Brilliant! Excellent idea! If it tests out good, I'd love to buy one from you! Now if I could get someone to print a case collator like the factory one except sized for those larger tubes... But why couldn't one of these adapters be epoxied on? So...
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    11-17-2022, 01:04 PM
    GWS replied to a thread Lee APP press in Reloading Equipment
    Lee doesn't do good instructions verbally, they believe who ever said, "a picture is worth a thousand words." Dillon on the other hand went to the other extreme....not enough pictures and a literal "book" of written word to put everybody to sleep 5...
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    11-17-2022, 12:33 AM
    @JuliettDeltaGolf: I created a 3D print file that just might do what you want with that Lee Universal. I'm going to print it and test it if you or anyone else have an interest. If you don't I won't waste my time. What it amounts to, is a part...
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    11-15-2022, 10:32 PM
    Kinda sad no one has suggested real black powder loads in here- the way God intended the .45-70 GOVT to be shot lol. Just kidding, but the West wasn't won on smokeless powder, and few things in life are more satisfying than handcrafted black powder...
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    11-14-2022, 12:24 AM
    Where I've gotten all mine was from here: https://www.petmountain.com/product/lees-thinwall-rigid-tubing-clear?variant=62149 Walls are 1/32" thick. That means 9/16" tubing 9/16" outside diameter and 1/2" diameter inside. Likewise, 5/8"...
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    11-13-2022, 08:23 PM
    I'm glad I don't shoot .380's! ;) We've had discussions on this thread about square bullets that don't have a heavy end, and I can't remember what the answer was, or even if there WAS a good answer. TylerR will most likely remember. Maybe he...
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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.
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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