Powder chain/Turret fix

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mstrpetie
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Powder chain/Turret fix

Postby mstrpetie » Sun Sep 04, 2011 1:42 pm

Im a fan of the chain vs the fixed rod for the powder lever return. It has the advantage of being quick and flexible. The annoying thing is the interaction of the powder lever chain with the turret lock down screw and the chain ability to unlock the turret screw. It's almost impossible to tighten the screw enough to avoid damaging the turret or the screw. Here's the fix. Starting with grade 8 bolt, grinding down and contouring it to match the stock lee part. A nylon or hard plastic spacer and a couple of washers and you're done. I fixed it 1k rounds ago . The chain rubs against the nylon spacer freely and cannot unscrew the bolt. It's one less thing to watch. One less thing to go wrong.




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Re: Powder chain/Turret fix

Postby WyrTwister » Tue Sep 06, 2011 9:48 am

mstrpetie wrote:Im a fan of the chain vs the fixed rod for the powder lever return. It has the advantage of being quick and flexible. The annoying thing is the interaction of the powder lever chain with the turret lock down screw and the chain ability to unlock the turret screw. It's almost impossible to tighten the screw enough to avoid damaging the turret or the screw. Here's the fix. Starting with grade 8 bolt, grinding down and contouring it to match the stock lee part. A nylon or hard plastic spacer and a couple of washers and you're done. I fixed it 1k rounds ago . The chain rubs against the nylon spacer freely and cannot unscrew the bolt. It's one less thing to watch. One less thing to go wrong.




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The " extension " that attaches to the powder chain hole , that is part of the bullet feeder kit , moves the chain far enough from the press that it takes care of the interference with the turret retaining screw .


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Postby darwin » Tue Sep 06, 2011 10:37 am

mstrpetie,

I edited your message so that your photo would appear in the message.

Thanks for your post!


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