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by prs
Mon Feb 16, 2015 10:40 am
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: Pro Auto Disk Tightening? (move if needed)
Replies: 12
Views: 5668

Danny, to reduce the clearance between the silicone rubber wiper and the top of the disc, what did you modify? Did you coat the floor of the metal base to raise the disc? Did you mill a little off of the top walls of the base or the bottom mating surface of the measure base? Inquiring minds and all ...
by prs
Mon Feb 16, 2015 10:15 am
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: Old Auto Disk received with my Loadmaster
Replies: 9
Views: 5232

A photo would help. I have an auto disc or two that are pretty old, but other than being unpainted the base section and drop tube are same as the pro-auto. In fact, I purchased conversion kits from lee to make them the same as pro-auto, except for the paint. The drop tubes do look like "roll pi...
by prs
Fri Feb 06, 2015 3:35 pm
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: Billet turret manufacturing video
Replies: 6
Views: 3905

Neat! Thanks, Mike.

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by prs
Fri Feb 06, 2015 3:24 pm
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: ok, tell us about your decaping.
Replies: 20
Views: 8970

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 round...
by prs
Thu Feb 05, 2015 10:54 am
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: YIKES! as in how the h### did THAT happen???
Replies: 8
Views: 4137

Even with the most excellent muffs and most excellent ear plugs you coulda, woulda, shoulda heard a primer report; unless you are also pretty well deaf. So, great mystery. Gremlins, I say; gremlins.

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by prs
Tue Feb 03, 2015 11:07 am
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: Using the Lee perfect powder measure with the LLM
Replies: 9
Views: 5876

Agree, why would one do that?

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by prs
Tue Jan 27, 2015 9:12 pm
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: Case feed advice plz. Having to "help" first few
Replies: 4
Views: 3052

There are a couple of variables we have not discussed so far as I recall. One is how sharp our case mouths VS how rough the surface of the case heads is. But what's a mother to do, other than keeping the top screw pretty snug and the bottom just snug enough? The other is having the case slide just s...
by prs
Tue Jan 27, 2015 9:05 pm
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: Press binding from Crank Slide/Case Feed Rod
Replies: 40
Views: 13380

No, I was sincere; erle's response makes sense. Prime problems with original Lee fixtures were often enough to be bothersome until one learned how to avoid. Prime problems with the intermediate versions of Lees fixtures was bound to happen, what screw-up! Prime problems with the current generation L...
by prs
Sun Jan 25, 2015 10:16 pm
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: Press binding from Crank Slide/Case Feed Rod
Replies: 40
Views: 13380

I have a difficult time understanding why some prime off the press or case feed by hand. It works so well if you just set it up correctly. The boolit feeder has trouble with conventional lead grease groove boolits, but the RCBS or Hornady ones seem to work well, but I can feed boolits by hand and ke...
by prs
Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:21 pm
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: LLM shellplate runout
Replies: 15
Views: 6863

I think you will find that the shellplates are fairly hard and polishing the bore to increase its diameter with wet/dry sandpaper might be a long and tiring process................ :( mike Maybe, have never tried the shell plates. I have opened a nominal .452" bullet size die that dropped .451...
by prs
Sun Jan 25, 2015 7:50 pm
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: Pro Auto Disk Tightening? (move if needed)
Replies: 12
Views: 5668

I am not so sure they changed tolerances. I have two Pro-Autos and one original Auto that has had the conversion kit applied to it to in effect become the Pro-Auto with plain zinc sides instead of black finish. Leaking is minimal with all powders I have used, except I have worn out one or two of the...
by prs
Tue Jan 20, 2015 9:52 pm
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: LLM shellplate runout
Replies: 15
Views: 6863

Mike, your reasoning makes sense, but my intuition would have been to use wet or dry paper to slightly open the hole the 45acp plate from the bottom. But, since the carrier is a fairly inexpensive part I see no great objection to messing with it. Then again, you would have to so modify any replaceme...
by prs
Sat Jan 17, 2015 9:58 pm
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: Press binding from Crank Slide/Case Feed Rod
Replies: 40
Views: 13380

Danny, that business about the feed rod NOT squaring-up due to previous adjustment marring the round section was one of the problems I found when rehabbing my press years ago. It gets an impression of the bolt end on it and that pulls if back out of kilter when the bolt is tightened again. I wonder ...
by prs
Fri Jan 16, 2015 11:30 am
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: Press binding from Crank Slide/Case Feed Rod
Replies: 40
Views: 13380

Well, After a long night of playing with this and watching the press, then playing with parts as it was binding, I attacked the parts from the case slide avenue, and then from the crank slide avenue. As expected, but only sometimes, when the press was binding, the case slide was also binding. As th...
by prs
Fri Jan 16, 2015 10:29 am
Forum: Load Master forum
Topic: Press binding from Crank Slide/Case Feed Rod
Replies: 40
Views: 13380

Carload, I used to keep my CrapsMan vacuum right there at the press too. And it did work well to clean the ram tube and primer pin stage. Now that I followed Darwin's lead to provide an exit at the bottom of the tube, I no longer need the vacuum cleaner for that chore. In my version of Darwin's mod,...

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