What spare parts would you have on hand for your Loadmaster?

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Szumi
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What spare parts would you have on hand for your Loadmaster?

Postby Szumi » Sat Mar 10, 2012 5:51 pm

I'm building an order tonight for spare parts for my Loadmaster. I've had mine since June of 2000 and have used it sporadically.

I've crunched primer sliders and killed a case slider along the way so I have spares of that.

What other items would you consider essential to have on hand in order to avoid down time waiting for parts?

Thanks,

Szumi

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Postby darwin » Sat Mar 10, 2012 7:41 pm

Primer pin springs have a way of getting bent up.
Maybe a decapping pin in case you ever break one of those.

Since the priming redesign, I don't think there are a lot of spare parts you really need any more.

I have about 10 primer trays and lids. I like to load up several of them so that I don't have to stop to reload trays.

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Postby Szumi » Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:03 pm

I have a bunch of those trays. I've purchased a few primer feeders rather than ordering spare parts then there are the accuprimes, I've worn out from metal fatigue. I *wish* they would make a tray large enough to take the new Federal packaging flipped upside down.

This weekend, the plastic thing that helps indexing the shell plate took quite a hit until I learned that the bottom of the rail the case slider runs on needs a touch of STP.

I have a couple of those things in my order.

Szumi

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Postby Smitty62 » Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:36 pm

Case retainer screws, spare case sliders, a carrier and ejector. Whatever you break will undoubtedly be a part you don't have.

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Postby Szumi » Tue Mar 13, 2012 5:24 pm

This is what I came up with. I have spare sliders and primer kits.

TP2115 SPRING .030 MUSIC WR $1.00 1 $1.00
LM3238 CARRIER $25.00 1 $25.00
RE1526 +KNURLED LOCK NUT $2.00 1 $2.00
LM3241 EJECTOR $3.00 2 $6.00
LM3246 RETAINER/SHIP TO LEE $1.00 2 $2.00
LM3265 SHOULDER BOLT $1.00 2 $2.00
LM3263 BELVILLE WASHER $0.25 8 $2.00
LM3233 SPENT PRIMER COVER $2.50 1 $2.50
LM3234 PRIMER DOOR SPRING $1.00 1 $1.00
LM3235 PRMR DR RET01-10832 $1.00 1 $1.00
LM3243 +INDEXER $3.00 1 $3.00
LM3244 INDEXER FLIPPER $2.00 2 $4.00
AD3396 WIPER $1.00 4 $4.00
AD2310E ALL 4 DISKS ABCD $15.00 1 $15.00

Yeah, I misplaced three of the disks for my powder feeder. Once I eventually find them, I'm using the extra disks to make custom disks for loads that just don't fit the cavity progression.

Szumi

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Postby myloadm61 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:13 pm

One thing I've learned about modifying the disks is that when you run out of that canister of powder and if the next one isn't the same lot number, the density of the powder changes a little and the modified disk will throw an incorrect powder charge. Just something to think about. I think that also is why the table that Lee provides doesn't always work for the opening specified.

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Postby Blake » Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:23 pm

All I've done is order extra's when ordering parts. Remember, it's a Lee! Replacement parts aren't necessary! (VBG).


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