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by prs
Tue Aug 23, 2016 11:40 am
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: The dreaded carrier adjustment
Replies: 5
Views: 1355

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: 2680

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: 3354

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: 1028

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: 1028

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: 3289

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: 2988

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: 1864

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: 5389

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: 4559

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: 2243

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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by prs
Fri Nov 13, 2015 9:13 pm
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: Primer tray won't shake
Replies: 8
Views: 2038

It is not easy to distort that appendage on the primer fixture and getting in a bind that tight would just about require that the index did skip a serration or two on the bottom of the carrier. Another problem we have seen here before is when the part of the primer fixture that enters the primer wel...
by prs
Wed Oct 28, 2015 8:20 pm
Forum: Turret presses
Topic: Relaxed reloading
Replies: 16
Views: 10117

Carload, those look like HiTech coated SWCs. Were you getting leading with them and thus the checks? I have done quite a few of them in 45ACP at 200g over common charges of Red Dot, Green Dot, and Tight Group with minimal leading. With powder coated cast 200g SWCs I get no leading, but the HiTech on...
by prs
Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:57 pm
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: Alox booger grows in bullet seating die
Replies: 20
Views: 5235

Powder coating has been an excellent option for me. With tumble alox or traditional wax type lube you can keep the die contamination at a minimum if you use an M die or Cowboy internal sizer in station 2 and then just a little extra flare at powder through. Will not eliminate die packing, but will r...
by prs
Fri Jun 26, 2015 11:32 am
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: Loadmaster unique problems
Replies: 4
Views: 1922

Down-right boring, ain't it? Its been a long time since I have had a flub-up too (knocking on wood). Months and months and thousands upon thousands of rounds produced, spend and reproduced. I have none of Mike's goodies, but some simple mods to keep primer dirt out of the works, and a powder baffle ...

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