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by Reload
Sun Aug 10, 2014 10:23 am
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: Loading rifle rounds
Replies: 4
Views: 2224

Loading rifle rounds

Hey all, been a while since I've been here. Been busier than a cat in a roomfull of rocking chairs! I'm looking at a Ruger Mini-30 and will of course be reloading for it. I've reloaded .30 Carbine on my Loadmaster, but that's about like a handgun round. I'd need to get the shellplate, dies and an al...
by Reload
Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:51 am
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: Large vs small case feeder
Replies: 6
Views: 3064

And don't forget to adjust the angle rod that operates the slider. Changing from 9 to 45 will require and adjustment.
by Reload
Thu Mar 21, 2013 7:41 am
Forum: Odds and Ends
Topic: Back from the left coast
Replies: 4
Views: 3901

Same thing is going on here in MI. The shop I help out at has been swamped for months now. We've even had to lock the door during the day until we get the herd thinned, then we can let more in.

I think anywhere that has a decent size population base is experiencing an insane amount of traffic.
by Reload
Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:00 am
Forum: Odds and Ends
Topic: Buy your ammo when and where you can find it
Replies: 8
Views: 3046

Buy your ammo when and where you can find it

I have a close friend who owns a local gun shop. I went down last night to pick up some stuff. Some of you may know there's a rumor going around that the Department of Homeland Security has purchased over 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition. For what purpose, no one knows. Well, it's not a rumor. His a...
by Reload
Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:59 am
Forum: Odds and Ends
Topic: Buy your ammo when and where you can find it
Replies: 0
Views: 1234

Buy your ammo when and where you can find it

I have a close friend who owns a local gun shop. I went down last night to pick up some stuff. Some of you may know there's a rumor going around that the Department of Homeland Security has purchased over 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition. For what purpose, no one knows. Well, it's not a rumor. His a...
by Reload
Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:49 am
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: Powder cop
Replies: 3
Views: 2340

Just ran 50 rounds of .30 Carbine to test in my Blackhawk. Powder Cop works great. No hangups or sticks, no misallignments even without the plastic fingers. Yeah, you have to watch it to make sure the rod rises, but it beats the hell out of looking in each case. I wish it cost less, I'd put one on e...
by Reload
Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:38 am
Forum: Odds and Ends
Topic: Trimming and chamfering...ugh DaBoone, you out there?
Replies: 4
Views: 2659

Got it sorted out. Did some more last night and found quite a few that wouldn't fit. Some just needed a slight flare, it almost appears as if they have a roll crimp, odd for a .30 Carbine. There were still a few that the flare didn't help. After closer inspection they were slightly out of round. I r...
by Reload
Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:00 am
Forum: Odds and Ends
Topic: Trimming and chamfering...ugh DaBoone, you out there?
Replies: 4
Views: 2659

Trimming and chamfering...ugh DaBoone, you out there?

In all my years of reloading I've never had to trim a case. Although I've loaded a few rifle rounds like 30.06 and 35 Rem, most of my loading has been handgun. I'll typically load a light target round, so trimming never became and issue. I finally started reloading the .30 Carbine brass I picked up....
by Reload
Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:45 pm
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: How do i determine large/small primerassembly?
Replies: 3
Views: 2189

Small = black, large = Red. Do watch your .45 ACP brass. There are some that use small primers. You have to sort them before you start loading. I've seen Federal, Winchester, Speer, Blazer for sure. Most make them with both sizes, so you can't go by the manufacturer, you have to visually inspect eac...
by Reload
Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:23 am
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: Powder cop
Replies: 3
Views: 2340

Powder cop

I posted yesterday in the turret press forum that I'd try the Powder Cop. It's impossible to see 5 grains of Unique in the .30 Carbine case without removing the case from the press. I checked Midway and all the usual suspects, then ended up finding one at Cabela's. I live about 8 minutes from one of...
by Reload
Sat Mar 02, 2013 9:30 am
Forum: Turret presses
Topic: Seating + crimping
Replies: 14
Views: 8443

I've found the additional crimp die is a waste of money. Loaded for years on a Pro-1000 and had no problems. Using the Loadmaster, I bought one for the .45ACP. Again, waste of money. The bullet seating/crimp die does just fine on it's own. The Powder Cop is a great idea. Loading .30 Carbine with 5.5...
by Reload
Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:14 am
Forum: Odds and Ends
Topic: Have you heard Taurus bought Diamondback Arms?
Replies: 18
Views: 7553

Re: yep reload

Magnum Research is great, I own one. 1911?,, maybe sig model would do. Colt.. Ya know, I forgot all about the Magnum Research 1911. A very nice gun. A friend bought one that came in the shop used. His was Israeli made, but I think they make them in the US now, not sure. http://www.magnumresearch.co...
by Reload
Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:26 am
Forum: Odds and Ends
Topic: Have you heard Taurus bought Diamondback Arms?
Replies: 18
Views: 7553

That's odd, especially Taurus has a lifetime warranty and your dealer buddy doesn't even have to handle the problem (if there was a problem) just have them ship it to the factory. I have never had a problem with any of the Taurus guns I own, and I especially like my PT1911. Well, no, it's not odd. ...
by Reload
Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:27 pm
Forum: Odds and Ends
Topic: Have you heard Taurus bought Diamondback Arms?
Replies: 18
Views: 7553

Let me put it this way. With the exception of the Judge, the gun shop that I help out at stopped keeping them in stock due to the number of problems. He'll take them in used if they function properly, will sell them on consignment, and will do a special order (with a solid caveat emptor to the buyer...
by Reload
Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:11 pm
Forum: Odds and Ends
Topic: Have you heard Taurus bought Diamondback Arms?
Replies: 18
Views: 7553

daddyseal wrote:So, it depends on which one you get.


Agreed, but not which model, more like which specific gun. The problem that I've seen is inconsistency. It'd be nice if they stepped up their QA/QC and got back to what they were, but it's going to take time to convince a lot of people.

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