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by Lighthorse
Sat Feb 22, 2014 5:23 pm
Forum: All other Lee Equipment discussion
Topic: Challenger breech lock missing parts
Replies: 8
Views: 2451

Yes, but it somehow works with the Lee safety prime.
by Lighthorse
Sat Feb 22, 2014 3:15 pm
Forum: All other Lee Equipment discussion
Topic: Challenger breech lock missing parts
Replies: 8
Views: 2451

I've never primed on a Breechlock. How are primers fed to the priming arm?
by Lighthorse
Sat Feb 22, 2014 1:29 pm
Forum: Gun reviews and discussions
Topic: A poly frame 1911. Good or bad?
Replies: 11
Views: 2881

I own poly and metal frame guns. I prefer the feel of metal frames. I own a CZ clone with an alloy frame that is just as light as a poly and has a more rigid and solid feel by far. I guess it's all about preference and application.
by Lighthorse
Sat Feb 22, 2014 1:08 pm
Forum: All other Lee Equipment discussion
Topic: Challenger breech lock missing parts
Replies: 8
Views: 2451

I think I have 3 bushings, and 1 is in use for my decapper. So, I'll need 2 more to go with my die set for 30-06.

How does the Perfect powder measure do with stick powders? And don't I need primer tubes as well?
by Lighthorse
Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:44 pm
Forum: All other Lee Equipment discussion
Topic: Challenger breech lock missing parts
Replies: 8
Views: 2451

Challenger breech lock missing parts

I have a Challenger that I bought for $50 as it was an open box item at Scheel's. It is missing the components for priming, and I am planning to use it to load 30-06. Is it worth it to hunt down the parts, or should I buy a hand primer? Also, it has no powder measure. Since I am not loading for bulk...
by Lighthorse
Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:33 pm
Forum: Odds and Ends
Topic: Anybody shooting rifles lately
Replies: 10
Views: 1673

I'd be interested in the results with the Noslers. I debated on buying a VTR myself, but a 30-06 Savage 111 Trophy Hunter out the door for $400 (used) was too much to resist. I need to get out to a range with more than 100 yards, as I can see no difference in POI between 165 and 150 gr bullets, and ...
by Lighthorse
Wed Jan 01, 2014 6:49 pm
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: NEWB to rifle reloading (.223 / 5.56), a few questions
Replies: 20
Views: 4380

Just a tip, I use a sizing die, backed off, after the blue trimmer. This does 2 things, it opens the case mouth, and it pushes any burrs out of the way. The Dillon die seems to close the case mouth to the point that only BT bullets will load in the case afterward. As for reaming, I made a jig for my...
by Lighthorse
Wed Jan 01, 2014 6:31 pm
Forum: Odds and Ends
Topic: Anybody shooting rifles lately
Replies: 10
Views: 1673

Rowe, do you reload for the Garand?
by Lighthorse
Tue May 07, 2013 6:02 pm
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: loadin 9's on LLM, hate!
Replies: 30
Views: 6574

Instead of lubing every 5th or 6th 9mm casing, I toss 150-200 in a large plastic bag, spray 2-3 shots of One-Shot in the bag, and shake well. Like breading fried chicken. Seriously, my biggest issue with 9mm was a lack of lube in sizing. Now if someone would be so kind as to help me on my primer iss...
by Lighthorse
Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:46 pm
Forum: Odds and Ends
Topic: primers
Replies: 0
Views: 794

primers

I have a question. I'm loading my 9mm stuff with Federal SP (all I could get right now), and I'm nearly out. Is it safe to use #6 1/2 Rem SRP in the place of SP's for handgun loads? Obviously I would work up to my regular loads for safety reasons, but are there any other issues at play? I know the 6...
by Lighthorse
Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:31 pm
Forum: Odds and Ends
Topic: Primers..shortage?
Replies: 10
Views: 3170

primers

I have a question. I'm loading my 9mm stuff with Federal SP (all I could get right now), and I'm nearly out. Is it safe to use #6 1/2 Rem SRP in the place of SP's for handgun loads? Obviously I would work up to my regular loads for safety reasons, but are there any other issues at play? I know the 6...
by Lighthorse
Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:47 am
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: Dillon RT1200 Trimmer
Replies: 19
Views: 5105

Great idea, but if the 3in1 was $86, and an RCBS or similar trimmer is close to $100, and I have to handle every piece of brass, why not just automate my setup with a case feeder and the Dillon on the LM for $100 more? Clean, prep, clean, reload. BTW Wyr, was that a plastic Folger's can and lid you ...
by Lighthorse
Wed Jan 02, 2013 6:32 pm
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: Dillon RT1200 Trimmer
Replies: 19
Views: 5105

Gotcha. I had previously reamed only, and it gave inconsistent results. Out of 500 I had less than 10 'loose' pockets, and about the same for pockets that wouldn't take a primer.
by Lighthorse
Wed Jan 02, 2013 4:35 pm
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: Dillon RT1200 Trimmer
Replies: 19
Views: 5105

Unfortunately current conditions saw a 25% increase in brass costs. I'd like to use my brass as long as I can. If I had a few 5 gallon buckets, I wouldn't be so concerned.
by Lighthorse
Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:40 am
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: Dillon RT1200 Trimmer
Replies: 19
Views: 5105

Good to know myload. Question, do the primers sit tight in the pocket after swage and reaming? I had a few that I reamed that seemed 'loose'. The primers stayed in place, but I wasn't willing to use that brass again. I'm thinking the swage moves enough brass into the pocket to remedy that.

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