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by prs
Fri Nov 13, 2015 9:39 pm
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: Loadmaster Handle
Replies: 22
Views: 7744

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: 4226

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: 3273

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: 12240

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: 8040

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: 3101

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 ...
by prs
Fri May 29, 2015 10:09 am
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: deprime brass before cleaning
Replies: 19
Views: 8859

The whole idea of a progressive press is to git'r done! I shun range pick-ups and buy my brass to get what I want without crimps and steel and aluminum or such potential foul-ups. The brass lasts a very long time. I clean the brass in a wet tumbler with detergent and citric acid while the primers ar...
by prs
Thu May 21, 2015 1:13 pm
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: An Epiphany
Replies: 3
Views: 2268

I did the James Bond Mod on mine. I took an X-acto knife and scored straight lines across the circular pattern side to side, about one line every 1/16 inch. Turned the tray 120 degrees and repeated and then repeated that. That gives lots of small toothy edges for the sides of the primers to catch. T...
by prs
Mon May 04, 2015 1:19 pm
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: Lyman M Die
Replies: 7
Views: 3894

I am not sure if you guys are familiar with this. There is a lot of discussion on various forums about using Lyman M Type Expansion dies when reloading lead bullets. Many lead bullet manufacturers recommend this. The theory behind it is this. With a normal expansion die the outer edge of the case i...
by prs
Fri Feb 20, 2015 8:05 pm
Forum: All other Lee Equipment discussion
Topic: Factory Crimp Die Selection?
Replies: 6
Views: 3553

Lee stamps a product number on the dies, read the one you have, order the other.

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by prs
Thu Feb 19, 2015 11:54 pm
Forum: All other Lee Equipment discussion
Topic: Factory Crimp Die Selection?
Replies: 6
Views: 3553

I use cast lead boolits and have no use of the carbide factory crimp die as a post sizer since the lead deforms and does not recover after the die has done its deed. With your long term experience, I bet your ammo is not in need of post sizing anyway, its probably dimensionally correct already. I wo...
by prs
Thu Feb 19, 2015 11:41 pm
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: Well, it there yet another "new" primer fixture fr
Replies: 0
Views: 3396

Well, it there yet another "new" primer fixture fr

Several weeks ago I managed to mangle my "A" series, side marked with a depression, new all red large primer fixture. I never did really detect what exactly I did to mangle it, but I salvaged its slider and canned the rest since I had a spare. Last week end I was ordering some "stuff&...
by prs
Thu Feb 19, 2015 11:25 pm
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: ok, tell us about your decaping.
Replies: 20
Views: 5801

Re: prs

I got to 'fess-up. Often, I don't even wash my own spent brass. I just toss it in the collator and reload as is. And some wash and deprime and wash again???? Why do so many depime as separate step? I can see it for match type competition or bench rest shoot'n. But a tarnished case never hurt a roun...
by prs
Thu Feb 19, 2015 11:10 pm
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: Primer seating problem (yes, another one)
Replies: 12
Views: 3356

prs....not saying that the the primer slider is pushing the primer in too far, but that it's being positioned where it's supposed to be. the primer seating ram is the one that is out of kilter. It's tilted away from the radius of the shell plate opening, probably caused by the non-concentric spring...
by prs
Thu Feb 19, 2015 6:23 pm
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: Primer seating problem (yes, another one)
Replies: 12
Views: 3356

I think it was Mike, but not sure, who noted that the shell plate Lee supplies with 9mm fails to support the case at the proper position to allow consistent primer seating. The solution was to use some other shell plate, but I do not recall if that plate had to be modified or not. The primer slider ...

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