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by prs
Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: Solution to Loadmaster index binding
Replies: 4
Views: 559

Re: Solution to Loadmaster index binding

The spring may serve as a nice remedy, but consider attacking the root cause. The index rod is pulling the shell plate backward. Maybe your index rod flipper is one rotation too tight. Maybe the ejector is not pre-stressed counter clockwise as it should be or its pawl is not shaped properly to engag...
by prs
Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: changed carrier today
Replies: 3
Views: 509

Re: changed carrier today

My guess is that many Loadmasters are running with cracked carrier at the primer lever pivot area. My press is about the same age as yours, close to 20 yrs and I have no idea of how many bushels of rounds it has cranked out. I got it used with "optional" cracked carrier. I broke a carrier,...
by prs
Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: Occasionally crushing cases in my new Loadmaster
Replies: 7
Views: 681

Re: Occasionally crushing cases in my new Loadmaster

Curley, I reckon you have it all straightened out by now, but is it at the bullet seating station were the crushing occurs? Are you using a bullet feeder or setting by hand? If set by hand, does the bullet sit just a little into the case and stands up plumb to the case? If so there is not much else ...
by prs
Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: Problems loading 9mm with lead projectiles
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Re: Problems loading 9mm with lead projectiles

Joe, I did not notice if you mentioned use of the swivel adaptor on the disc powder measure. If not, it may help you with your adjustment. I am not familiar with Mike's aftermarket parts, but if die settings are the same when using them, remove the powder through die and set the lock ring to its upp...
by prs
Tue Aug 23, 2016 11:40 am
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: The dreaded carrier adjustment
Replies: 5
Views: 1481

Re: The dreaded carrier adjustment

Suggestions for when index needs to be corrected due to jambs or hard to process brass include checking carrier for cracks, especially around the primer lever pivot screw in the back. Look very closely with bright light. A "prime" cause of primer jambs is dirt and grit form spent primers f...
by prs
Fri Jun 24, 2016 1:10 pm
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: Cracked carrier = primer goofs
Replies: 12
Views: 2972

Re: Cracked carrier = primer goofs

Nice work, Zombie.

Let us hope the reinforcement of the 20 dollar part does not cause a 100 dollar part to fail... :mrgreen:

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by prs
Thu Apr 21, 2016 12:49 pm
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: BIG PROBLEM WITH NEW PRIMER TRAYS
Replies: 16
Views: 3667

The early model LMs, back when they first started plating the ram tube, came with a section of bent wire that clipped through the rear lid clasp opening and the stretched in to clip across the primer fixture and latch onto one of the little wings on the fixture. I figure it was a "drop back and...
by prs
Thu Apr 21, 2016 12:38 pm
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: Updated LLM?
Replies: 3
Views: 1126

I noticed that. The tried and true solution is to drill a small hole in the lid of the round style just above the exit and then either put a small peg in the hole until ready to release or bend a paper clip so that the end goes into the hole to block the passage and the rest of the clip lays under y...
by prs
Wed Apr 20, 2016 10:08 am
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: Updated LLM?
Replies: 3
Views: 1126

Updated LLM?

I did not know that there was a revision. New primer trays, that is one thing I never had trouble with; well other than them being round and primer boxes being square -- and even that is not a problem. I am going to Lee site to get edgemunkated.

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by prs
Thu Feb 25, 2016 9:51 am
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: spent primers problem
Replies: 16
Views: 3554

I removed the sliding door at the bottom. Drilled a hole through the brass head of a used 16ga shot shell hull, such hole being as large as possible without cutting the side walls of the plastic hull. Pushed the 16ga hull down through where the trap door used to be. Then I used a Lee spent primer tu...
by prs
Thu Feb 25, 2016 9:35 am
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: what grease do you use?
Replies: 13
Views: 3167

The pivot pins that have the zerk fittings are the stress points, the fulcrum of the lever system. Keep them lubed. The best and the worse is black colored moly fortified grease. Does the best job, screws-up your clothing the most. The red translucent greases such as Shaffer's or Lucas Red 'n Tacky ...
by prs
Fri Jan 08, 2016 7:47 pm
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: Case feeder bracket
Replies: 7
Views: 1994

The revised bolt and new rod will be a good thing. Rotating the bent rode 180 degrees might also let you gain a thread on the original bolt and clear the frame too. Worth a try until the parts come in.

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by prs
Thu Dec 10, 2015 10:57 pm
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: COL. inconsistent
Replies: 33
Views: 5910

From the information cited above: "There are a number of possible causes for overall length variation. One is the way it is measured. If you measure overall length from the tip of the bullet to the base of the case, remember to subtract the variation due to bullet length tolerance. The bullets ...
by prs
Fri Nov 13, 2015 9:39 pm
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: Loadmaster Handle
Replies: 22
Views: 4989

My right elbow has a pronounced bone knot on it from that very stress over the years, especially years back. I finally began using Lee water based case lube regardless the carbide dies. I wet tumble brass in a Thumblers so after rinsing draining the brass, I add bit of case lube and mix with my fing...
by prs
Fri Nov 13, 2015 9:19 pm
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: Loadmaster mounting ?
Replies: 9
Views: 2393

Many years ago when I mounted mine, I used a key hole saw to make a horseshoe shaped cut out in the front of the bench to accommodate the ram and thus have the mounting holes further back. Never a problem, solid as the Rock and no aftermarket props under it.

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