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by kcbrown
Fri Jan 13, 2012 7:42 pm
Forum: Pro 1000 discussion
Topic: Roller Handle
Replies: 8
Views: 4761

I picked up one of the roller handle conversion kits from Midway. It works nicely. The linkage feels a little more solid, but the handle has a little "springiness" to it. Not enough to really matter, though. Primer seating felt a little better with this verus the original handle and linkag...
by kcbrown
Sat Dec 24, 2011 6:11 pm
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: No more FCD for my revolver calibers!
Replies: 6
Views: 1803

The sizing ring in the FCD will at least temporarily reduce the diameter of the case where it holds the bullet in place (the one exception to this is when the case is tapered, as it is in 9mm). For jacketed bullets, this is fine, because the springback of the jacket is about the same as that of the ...
by kcbrown
Sun Dec 11, 2011 1:28 pm
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: Press Mounting: Lee Bench Plate, Pat Marlin's ROCKDock?
Replies: 13
Views: 5590

myloadm61 wrote:KC, that is probably the best system that you have mentioned.
Geez, why didn't I think of that? :wink:


I didn't either, and when I read about it, I slapped myself on the forehead and said "Duh! Of course!". :lol:
by kcbrown
Sun Dec 11, 2011 7:54 am
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: Press Mounting: Lee Bench Plate, Pat Marlin's ROCKDock?
Replies: 13
Views: 5590

The best way to deal with spent primers on the Pro 1000 is to mount the press with some 1" standoffs, so that it sits on top of the standoffs. With the appropriately sized elevator bolts, you'd be able to mount it that way to the bench plate system. Then you just put a primer catch underneath t...
by kcbrown
Sat Sep 24, 2011 9:48 am
Forum: Pro 1000 discussion
Topic: Wear and tear on the "primer shaker" support colum
Replies: 6
Views: 4210

After finding no good options for heat-treating the columns (the only heat treatment that I could do at a reasonable cost would have made the column rust in no time), I simply put the end of the column in my drill and used some sandpaper to remove the oxide layer, then polished it to a mirror-like f...
by kcbrown
Wed Apr 20, 2011 3:43 am
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: Lee Load Master
Replies: 44
Views: 10036

Anyone can learn to run a progressive press, press willing, but a single stage press is still the best place to learn the craft of handloading... Well, seeing how a progressive press is nothing more than multiple single stage presses squished together and with a rotating shellplate in place of mult...
by kcbrown
Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:42 pm
Forum: Pro 1000 discussion
Topic: What is the downside to a Pro 1000?
Replies: 20
Views: 11116

KCBrown... I feel the same way! BTW thanks for the tip on the standoffs and tray. That is a great idea. It wasn't my idea, actually. When I saw mention of it I slapped my forehead and said "duh! Of course!", because I was trying to come up with a reasonable way to deal with spent primers....
by kcbrown
Tue Mar 29, 2011 6:06 pm
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: New, improved, and better shell plates???
Replies: 17
Views: 9457

As it happens, from what the guy at Lee told me, they've decided to revert to the original design. Seems, as I recall, that the new design was somehow actually causing crushed primers for some people, probably because they didn't have a die in station 2 to force the case into proper alignment with t...
by kcbrown
Tue Mar 29, 2011 12:11 pm
Forum: Pro 1000 discussion
Topic: What is the downside to a Pro 1000?
Replies: 20
Views: 11116

Re: What is the downside to a Pro 1000?

What is the downside to a Pro 1000? I have two LoadMasters and one Pro 1000. When I use the Pro 1000 I marvel at its simplicity and ability to re-load cartridges, fast and efficiently. I really have no complaints on the LoadMaster I just have to tinker with it a bit more to keep it running. To me t...
by kcbrown
Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:56 am
Forum: Pro 1000 discussion
Topic: What is the downside to a Pro 1000?
Replies: 20
Views: 11116

Great idea with the jar! Unfortunately mine is sitting on a 1/4" plate of steel! I did polish the ramp with some Lee case lube and...the new cartridges slid down the ramp just fine. You don't need to drill a hole in your steel plate. Instead, mount your press on top of some 1 inch standoffs (s...
by kcbrown
Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:26 pm
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: Issue with .40sw case feeding
Replies: 14
Views: 4008

7/16 Excellent. Thanks. I don't load .40 on my Lee presses yet, but I may ream my inserts out anyway (I've both a Pro 1000 and a Loadmaster set up to do 9mm), just in case. I don't think it's likely that boring them out enough to let .40 S&W pass through will be enough to cause problems feeding...
by kcbrown
Thu Mar 03, 2011 2:27 pm
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: Issue with .40sw case feeding
Replies: 14
Views: 4008

Just came in from the shop... I very slightly drilled out the aluminum insert in the small case feeder, and using the large slider, feeder works perfectly. I filled and cycled all four tubes without one hitch. I don't have anything smaller than .40sw right now, so at some point if I get a 9mm, I'll...
by kcbrown
Wed Mar 02, 2011 1:39 am
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: Issue with .40sw case feeding
Replies: 14
Views: 4008

I think Lee recommends the small case feeder for 40SW, no? They recommend the small case slider, but you have to use the large case drop cylinder because the aluminum insert in the small casefeeder is ever so slightly too small for .40 S&W. I suppose you could ream the inside of that aluminum i...
by kcbrown
Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:10 pm
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: Just soiled the knickers :)
Replies: 11
Views: 3528

Hughes, You should never accept a large number of priming issues to be normal. If you are getting more than a couple per 1K then something isn't right. If I were having major issues then I would most likely give up on priming on my press like a few guys have done here. Drop back to the auto prime a...
by kcbrown
Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:02 pm
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: Issue with .40sw case feeding
Replies: 14
Views: 4008

Re: Issue with .40sw case feeding

Hey all... I'm trying to get my LM setup with the case feeder. I'm using the large case feeder with .40S&W. Problem I'm having is that it seems the hole in the bottom of the feeder assembly, where the casings drop through is too large, allowing the upper case to cock and catch the lip on the lo...

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