changed carrier today

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changed carrier today

Postby bill3337 » Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:28 pm

primers have been seating erratically ,checked flush and slightly high ,w/slight smileys 45 acp
i investigated and found the primer rocker screw hole a little wallowed out and a small crack
got a new one from lee and it went right in good
as i had been increasing primer depth to cover for this to compensate i brought it down maybe 1 rev
rechecked all adjustments ,turret was a little loose re timed it greased it up
took my time about 2 hours checked everything
now they seat below flush consistently winchester federal and mixed cases including S&B also winchester and cci primers.
just made a quick trial of 25 rounds all perfect no bobbles 3 min on the clock slowly
checked primers with magnification glass all look good
the machine has had in excess of 150 200 thousand since 1993 :)
any feedback or comments on your primer depth or carrier adjustments?
BTW to get perfect carrier alignment place a shim stock of 20 thousands against the frame YMMV flush was to binding for me
Last edited by bill3337 on Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:43 pm, edited 3 times in total.

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Re: changed carrier today

Postby erle » Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:50 pm

You did good. These LLM's will work but you have to be somewhat mechanical minded to keep them working smoothly. I think a lot of the complaints are from users who have similar problems as yours & they don't know where or how to trouble shoot it.

Happy reloading with it for another 24 years!


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Re: changed carrier today

Postby Gillie Dog » Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:33 pm

My guess is the press cost you about $1.00 per thousand rounds. Darn good return on investment I'd say.

At the current rate it will take another 9 years for me to get that many rounds produced on a single LM but it will interesting to see how it goes over the years.

Well done.


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