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by Gillie Dog
Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: changed carrier today
Replies: 2
Views: 294

Re: changed carrier today

My guess is the press cost you about $1.00 per thousand rounds. Darn good return on investment I'd say.

At the current rate it will take another 9 years for me to get that many rounds produced on a single LM but it will interesting to see how it goes over the years.

Well done.

GD
by Gillie Dog
Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: Smiley faces when loading 40 S&W
Replies: 3
Views: 268

Re: Smiley faces when loading 40 S&W

When looking down from the top through to the primer pin. It appears that the pin comes through to the left side of the hole. Just a little. It is not centered. Sort of like the shell plate needed to go just a tad farther when indexing. Got any ideas about how to fix that. Mike discusses this on hi...
by Gillie Dog
Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: Smiley faces when loading 40 S&W
Replies: 3
Views: 268

Re: Smiley faces when loading 40 S&W

The thickness of the rim, the top of which is held down by the shell plate to shove in the primer. This might change the bottom of primer pocket in relation to primer pin in the all the way up position. I always hand prime one case, measure primer set and then use it to set the primer depth. I do th...
by Gillie Dog
Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: New owner needs help!
Replies: 9
Views: 492

Re: New owner needs help!

The 19S shell plate and 9mm have provided this issue all along. Some make a 19S plate with wire shims in back just for 9mm and others move case retainer out to center case on primer pin and have centrifugal force slide it out to proper location when indexed. I use a "shimmed" plate which i...
by Gillie Dog
Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: New owner needs help!
Replies: 9
Views: 492

Re: New owner needs help!

Lee has been packaging the progressive "Really Good Buy" RGB dies for a while now. Same carbide three die set but no shell holder or dipper as they are not needed with progressive press. The frame ramp is correct and has been machined in there for a long time now. No lube or grease should ...
by Gillie Dog
Sun Jul 02, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: Pro Auto disk with adj bar not throwing well
Replies: 14
Views: 907

Re: Pro Auto disk with adj bar not throwing well

Degaussing is the process of reducing or eliminating an unwanted magnetic field (or data) stored on tape and disk media such as computer and laptop hard drives, diskettes, reels, cassettes and cartridge tapes. By rubbing a dryer sheet (I use used ones) it seems to remove the static charge on my pwd...
by Gillie Dog
Sun Jul 02, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: Pro Auto disk with adj bar not throwing well
Replies: 14
Views: 907

Re: Pro Auto disk with adj bar not throwing well

I do that too. I didn't know it was called degaussing. It really is not. Removing a static charge is much different than "neutralizing"/degaussing a magnetic field. In my former life (having to work for a living) we had to deal with a lot of static charges on plastic materials running at ...
by Gillie Dog
Thu Jun 29, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: New Loadmaster first observations
Replies: 4
Views: 415

Re: New Loadmaster first observations

Capt. Bob, hello and welcome.

The screws are probably for the bracket to hold the completed cartridge catch bin.

Look here for a couple ideas on turret storage.

http://forums.loadmastervideos.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2679&hilit=storage

GD
by Gillie Dog
Sat Jun 03, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: Pro Auto disk with adj bar not throwing well
Replies: 14
Views: 907

Re: Pro Auto disk with adj bar not throwing well

I was never really successful with the adjustable bar and small throws. I ended up selling all my Auto Disk Pros and replaced them with Auto Drums which just plain work. Your best bet might be an Auto Drum and not worry about it. I was able to get the Auto Drums for just a few bucks because at the t...
by Gillie Dog
Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: New Auto drum and 9mm cases
Replies: 4
Views: 596

Re: New Auto drum and 9mm cases

The powdered and a little artists brush. Just to speed up what the powder will do itself over time. All surfaces cleaned, the drum, "drop tube", expander, hopper "funnel", I just wipe down/pull through with a small piece of old T shirt rag (some use alcohol or acetone I have hear...
by Gillie Dog
Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: New Auto drum and 9mm cases
Replies: 4
Views: 596

Re: New Auto drum and 9mm cases

You are good, I am sure. That is how mine looks. As a test I did 50 throws of Unique to see how a "tough to meter" powder did. At 6.0 grains it threw +/- 0.1 grain individually but for 50 it averaged out to 6.06 grains. Yes, .06 not 0.6 or 303 grains total. Needless to say I was impressed ...
by Gillie Dog
Sun Mar 05, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: Should I try the priming system?
Replies: 6
Views: 644

Re: Should I try the priming system?

Until you determine it for yourself you will never know if priming will/would have worked for you. Nothing ventured and a lot to gain. Worth a try. Possibly incorrectly, I never tried the OEM priming system because of the naysayers and went right to Mike's which works for me. Who knows if OEM would ...
by Gillie Dog
Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: Should I try the priming system?
Replies: 6
Views: 644

Re: Should I try the priming system?

Well it seems to me you negate the "progressive" part of the press by not priming on press. I prime all pistol calibers I do on press. Doing 45ACP, 40 S&W, 38 Special and 9MM has shown me that on press priming can be very successful. I do use Mike's primer system to be sure the primer ...
by Gillie Dog
Sun Jan 29, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: Pro Disk Powder system vs Auto Drum Powder system
Replies: 12
Views: 1292

Re: Pro Disk Powder system vs Auto Drum Powder system

I got an early Auto Drum and after running it on a Load Master it was so much better I sold my Auto Disks off for a good price. I see used Auto Disks can be had cheaply now. Auto Drums work very well on Load Masters and have replaced all my Auto Disks in operation. Kept one Auto Disk for nostalgia b...
by Gillie Dog
Tue Dec 06, 2016 12:57 am
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: bullet feeder mod
Replies: 10
Views: 1361

Re: bullet feeder mod

Do you need to use a can for this project or can you use some sheet aluminum I have left over from other projects? Helg used a tin can because he wanted it to "spring" back after the fingers went out with a bullet grasped. Aluminum offers very little spring so it would present a problem I...

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