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by tcook
Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: Auto drum
Replies: 6
Views: 1024

Re: Auto drum

I've never used the chain on the Auto Drum. Right out of the box, I removed the disconnector. I look into every case before seating a bullet, and apparently you do, too (good catch on the "no powder" throws!). With that habit ingrained, I'm completely comfortable with the spring return on ...
by tcook
Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: Pro Disk Powder system vs Auto Drum Powder system
Replies: 12
Views: 1877

Re: Pro Disk Powder system vs Auto Drum Powder system

I loaded 1000+ rounds of .40 S&W today and my Auto Drum never missed a beat. I set it up to throw 4.7 grains of Promo and periodic checks stayed +/- 0.5 grains like clock work. Granted I have only used Promo and TiteGroup but both powders measure extremely consistently. http://i797.photobucket....
by tcook
Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: Flaring and bullet seating depth problems
Replies: 6
Views: 998

Re: Flaring and bullet seating depth problems

No problem. Post your progress or any other questions you run into.
by tcook
Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: Flaring and bullet seating depth problems
Replies: 6
Views: 998

Re: Flaring and bullet seating depth problems

For starters, 1.169" is the max magazine length, but depending on the gun, the OAL has to be short enough not to jam the bullet into the rifling of the barrel. This varies for each gun (some may even take a longer OAL, but then it wouldn't fit in the mag). The "plunk test" will determ...
by tcook
Fri Jun 03, 2016 6:55 pm
Forum: All other Lee Equipment discussion
Topic: FSRELOADING
Replies: 7
Views: 2661

I saw this posted elsewhere: Dear FS Reloading Customers, My name is Jonathan Carter, General Manager of Pictor Design, LLC, the web hosting provider for FS Reloading. I regret to inform you that the owner of Factory Sales, LLC and FS Reloading, Greg Ehlenbach has been suffering from declining healt...
by tcook
Mon May 16, 2016 9:52 pm
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: Pro autodisk and CFE223 on LLM
Replies: 34
Views: 5709

I had/have this same "problem" with the AD. Just have to back the die out a bit more than with the auto disk. OR, when adjusting it down (the die) keep cycling until you "feel" the case then back off a 1/4 turn or so. No problem then. However, I have had better consistency with ...
by tcook
Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:35 pm
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: Pro autodisk and CFE223 on LLM
Replies: 34
Views: 5709

Yup, that's what I have. Must be the stronger spring on the Drum. No problem, though, the double disk kit works good with H335, so I'll just leave that one for 223. The Auto drum works great for all the other calibers I load for. ETA: El Hombre - I may look into a machinist doing something like that...
by tcook
Thu Apr 21, 2016 5:58 pm
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: Pro autodisk and CFE223 on LLM
Replies: 34
Views: 5709

Those 2 links show the same part number, but the images are definitely different. Lee's site looks like just a cylinder, Titan's shows it with the step to a larger size (this is the one I have, also). My problem with the Auto Drum is the neck of the 223 cases get "crushed" (rounded inward)...
by tcook
Wed Feb 24, 2016 8:50 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell and Trade
Topic: WTB "Old Style" 19s Shell Plate
Replies: 5
Views: 1569

My problem was the new style 9mm didn't work from the beginning (new press configured in 9mm). The new style 45 shellplate worked great (and still does). Sent the first one 9mm to Lee, the replacement was no better. Bought another one... no joy. I did find an old style, and so far, it's been fine. H...
by tcook
Thu Feb 11, 2016 5:39 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell and Trade
Topic: WTB "Old Style" 19s Shell Plate
Replies: 5
Views: 1569

I found one. Now to see if it indexes any better.
by tcook
Fri Feb 05, 2016 7:36 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell and Trade
Topic: WTB "Old Style" 19s Shell Plate
Replies: 5
Views: 1569

WTB "Old Style" 19s Shell Plate

Looking for an old style 19s shell plate with the 5 indexing pins, instead of the "ratchet". I've had 3 different ones of that style, and none index correctly.

Please let me know if anyone has one.
by tcook
Mon Jan 25, 2016 2:08 am
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: Hornady 147 grain BT FMJ measurements
Replies: 16
Views: 2148

As for the turret set screw, with Magic Mike's turret stabilizer (from your previous post, it looks like you are using one) once the turret is "clocked" to the correct position, and the 5 set screws snugged down, the turret shouldn't have any play at all. In fact, you don't even need the t...
by tcook
Wed Jan 20, 2016 11:04 pm
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: Auto drum and Varget?
Replies: 13
Views: 3041

Really long video, and the narrator is a little....different....but shows a good comparison of stick powder through the Auto Drum and RCBS Uniflow.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQazETXEOM4
by tcook
Mon Dec 28, 2015 9:30 pm
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: LLM on order
Replies: 4
Views: 1154

I should have said 23 inches with the ram down. The travel (upward) of the ram is about 4 inches, so at the top of the stroke -- about 27 inches from bench to top of tubes.

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