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by jfh
Tue Mar 18, 2008 6:03 pm
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: Troubleshooting
Replies: 30
Views: 26049

I have to apologize here....

at least, to the extent you guys are waiting on me. earlier in this thread, I had cautioned I might be slow because I tend to be perfectionistic, I think. That's true enough. But what happened for me was first a segue into getting my tax info done. And then, I started running into my own latest-set-...
by jfh
Mon Feb 25, 2008 1:29 pm
Forum: All other Lee Equipment discussion
Topic: USING THE LEE SCALE
Replies: 3
Views: 4126

USING THE LEE SCALE

I find the Lee scale easy to use, but I know many loaders dismiss it as hard to use. Here's the technique I use with the Lee scale. 1. I always take the beam off to adjust the charge weight. I do this primarily because of "aging eyes" issues--I simply need to get the vernier scale to where...
by jfh
Sun Feb 24, 2008 7:15 pm
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: Primers stuck
Replies: 11
Views: 4989

Shadowdog500's video on the case feeder setup is what made mine 99.9% reliable. View it at least two times, IMO. 1. start from the beginning--e.g., the arm / chassis setup, then proceed to a detail strip and clean. 2. FOLLOW THE LUBE RECOMMENDATIONS--e.g., STP provides just the right amount coeffici...
by jfh
Sat Feb 23, 2008 3:36 pm
Forum: Turret presses
Topic: a different 4-die configuration--
Replies: 6
Views: 5208

Two seater-crimpers vs. one with FCD, cont'd.

I made it to the range Thursday and checked out the loads I had done with the "two-seater-crimper setup." After completing assembly of twenty rounds each of my "38+P Replica load" in both 38 and 357 cases, I also assembled another thirty rounds in each case using the standard 4-d...
by jfh
Thu Feb 21, 2008 12:16 pm
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: Troubleshooting
Replies: 30
Views: 26049

A revised list / "script" is being worked on.

Darwin has seen a couple of copies of it. Last night I set it up in Word / Outline format. I am not much of a Word user, but I see that there are help topics for it to use an Outline to create a PowerPoint presentation . After one or two more passes at shaping it up more, I will post it here--but th...
by jfh
Wed Feb 20, 2008 12:59 am
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: Share your die settings
Replies: 17
Views: 7832

What lead you to going back to a four-die setup, Darwin?

Jim H.
by jfh
Wed Feb 20, 2008 12:42 am
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: Troubleshooting
Replies: 30
Views: 26049

First things first: 1. As I input the Lee Load-Master instructions, it is clear that their instructions try to accomplish several things at the same time. a. They try to introduce reloading as a general subject as well as provide the standard precautions, etc. This is kind of information for the noo...
by jfh
Tue Feb 19, 2008 3:08 am
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: I tried an experiment
Replies: 7
Views: 4707

Last week, after a primer subsystem changeout, I started having tipped primers, and then upside-down primers. A LOT--20% of the time, and a few crushed ones, and a damaged slider or two. I eventually found I had overlooked pulling the primer case retainer arm back in--which lead to slight misalignme...
by jfh
Tue Feb 19, 2008 2:51 am
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: Powder drop
Replies: 6
Views: 4473

I'm an absolute greenhorn at rifle, but when I started to learn to build .223, I relied on a charge bar rather than the disk--but I think what I found was that a double-disk setup would avoid the problem you are having. I have an old aftermarket charge bar that can do .223-sized charges OK, but I ha...
by jfh
Tue Feb 19, 2008 2:42 am
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: Hello,
Replies: 18
Views: 8375

As one who has dealt with squib loads because of the mysterious hangup that can occur with the spring-return configuration on an Auto-disk measure, I can tell you that for progressive use--e.g., production rates--I feel much more comfortable with the current positive-return system. I've taken part i...
by jfh
Tue Feb 19, 2008 1:54 am
Forum: Turret presses
Topic: a different 4-die configuration--
Replies: 6
Views: 5208

What I am trying to achieve is 'ease of use' for building development loads--e.g., perhaps only ten or twenty rounds, before a variable changes. If that variable is a different bullet, using the #3 die to seat only and the #4 die to crimp only makes a real difference from simply using a 3-die config...
by jfh
Mon Feb 18, 2008 4:04 am
Forum: Turret presses
Topic: a different 4-die configuration--
Replies: 6
Views: 5208

a different 4-die configuration--

I have recently reached the conclusion that the use of the FCD die is problematic, as has been discussed elsewhere. As a result, I've tried an experiement tonight. The problem I have identified with the FCD is excessive post-sizing when using upsized lead bullets. I've seen discussions about this, b...
by jfh
Mon Feb 18, 2008 3:39 am
Forum: Turret presses
Topic: Lee Classic Turret Press Zone
Replies: 10
Views: 6698

I use Starline brass almost exclusively. Without exception, new cases 'stick' in the PTED. Like Benedict1, I've heard about polishing the Expander, but have not bothered to do it. FWIW, by the second / third use of the brass, this is no longer a problem. The fireforming and resizing combined with th...
by jfh
Sat Feb 16, 2008 1:27 pm
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: Troubleshooting
Replies: 30
Views: 26049

nicknitro71: 1. I agree that a PowerPoint format is an excellent way to start. FWIW, I also think a HTML / script-driven package would be more universal. 2. I will contribute a revised Lee printed instructions text to begin with. That set of instructions will also need revision, as this project move...
by jfh
Fri Feb 15, 2008 9:12 pm
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: Troubleshooting
Replies: 30
Views: 26049

I'm currently working on simply transcribing and editing the standard Lee printed instructions that come with the press. Then I'm going to use that to outline Lee's structure and modify it as needed for our own work here. If nicknitro71 has the skills (and it sounds like he might), it would be neat ...

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