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by policestate
Wed Jun 09, 2010 12:06 am
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: Powder dump vibrator
Replies: 10
Views: 7261

To get consistent loads, I strapped on a Lyman electronic trickler. It worked very well as long as it didn't sit vibrating for too long. i.e. if you go to eat dinner and leave it running, I guarantee you'll have a heavy load. Once I fixed the adjustable charge bar, I didn't need the vibrator any mor...
by policestate
Sat May 29, 2010 9:45 am
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: How to stop LM from leaking powder?
Replies: 13
Views: 7386

Separate the unit and make sure the silicone wiper isn't missing or damaged.
by policestate
Sat Feb 27, 2010 7:36 am
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: Lubrication of the LM
Replies: 16
Views: 10878

Theoretically speaking, to some extent gravity naturally drains the oil out the bottom of the press, and dirt/grit along with it. Grease would have less tendency to drain, and would hold any such grit in suspension, thereby slowly grinding away at the aluminum frame. Of course I have no idea how muc...
by policestate
Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:27 am
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: Casefeeder design flaw
Replies: 27
Views: 14985

How about epoxy or hot glue?
by policestate
Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:09 pm
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: Simple case slider mod.
Replies: 11
Views: 9008

I like the hinge idea. I think anything that would provide a flexible curtain would work. I also see what you mean about bending the case feeder bolt. This way the "rear" edge of the upper case can't catch on the lower case mouth. Nice! To be honest, most of the trouble I have is from the ...
by policestate
Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:01 am
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: Simple case slider mod.
Replies: 11
Views: 9008

Most tipped cases that I've actually witnessed, were cause by the pressure of the cases above it. On rare occasion it's a primer sticking out slightly, on others it appears to be just the way the base of the upper case catches the edge of the mouth of the lower case. I hope I put that in a way that ...
by policestate
Sun Feb 14, 2010 10:39 am
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: Spring Actuated Powder Drop vs Chain Actuated Powder Drop
Replies: 16
Views: 12113

The auto disk powder measure (ADP) comes with the spring actuated method. The Pro ADP comes with the chain. I received my older press with the ADP (silver colored base), but I purchased the update kit (#90377) and never used the spring method. The chain is kinda hokey, but it works. Concerning the L...
by policestate
Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:53 pm
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: Lubrication of the LM
Replies: 16
Views: 10878

I just smear a little stp on the ram with a finger.
by policestate
Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:31 am
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: A flash of the obvious regarding the indexing rod
Replies: 30
Views: 17218

Hmm. Somehow I missed that piece of info. I just looked it up in modern reloading (pg 31). Apparently I read it, then forgot about it. I don't see any knurling on my ram. It appears to be smooth from top to bottom. Is there a photo of it somewhere? I'll have to call Lee to see about replacing it.
by policestate
Tue Feb 09, 2010 5:49 am
Forum: Gun reviews and discussions
Topic: 1911 doubling or going full auto
Replies: 8
Views: 6580

Last summer my RIA 1911 fired 2 rounds in rapid succession. It did this a couple of times in one day. The gun had only about 2,000 rounds through it at that point. I immediately sent it back to customer service. They said the sear spring was weak and replaced it as well as the recoil spring. Hasn't ...
by policestate
Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:25 pm
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: A flash of the obvious regarding the indexing rod
Replies: 30
Views: 17218

Policestate Did you read about the older Loadmaster's having index problems ? I can not remember exactly what the problem was . I think that they chrome plated some of the ram . Bill I've read about lots of Loadmaster problems. :wink: But I don't recall anything about chrome plating the ram. Mine a...
by policestate
Sun Feb 07, 2010 3:41 pm
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: A flash of the obvious regarding the indexing rod
Replies: 30
Views: 17218

I think Lee would have put more Bevels on if it needed them . IMO the left side needs to be straight for guidance . Bill It's not needed, just more convenient for us. From a manufacturing standpoint, only one bevel is needed, so why go for the added steps and expense? You can bet they shave every s...
by policestate
Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:19 pm
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: A flash of the obvious regarding the indexing rod
Replies: 30
Views: 17218

I took my original rod, which was pretty well beat up, and filed bevels on 2 more sides. I tried it in all 4 positions and it seems to work ok. I didn't actually make any loads though, just cycled the press many times with each change. I discovered that if the rod is completely dry it doesn't work w...
by policestate
Sat Feb 06, 2010 3:47 pm
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: Powder AMOUNT question...
Replies: 9
Views: 6181

Most of Lee's molds are cut to bore size. Boolits need to be .002 over bore to prevent leading. Lube helps but will not prevent leading if the boolit is undersized. Boolit fit is key to all leading problems. I have lapped out several Lee molds to achieve this and it made a big improvement. I also r...
by policestate
Fri Feb 05, 2010 5:39 pm
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: Powder AMOUNT question...
Replies: 9
Views: 6181

My XD9 Tac won't cycle if the load is at the lower end of the range, with the OEM spring. You didn't mention what bullet you're using. I've been casting the 120gr conventional from a Lee 6 cav mold. 1.060 oal 4.4 - 4.6gr WSF, I think 4.7 is listed as max. Note: My gun tends to lead the barrel easily...

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