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Safety Prime and Auto-Disk clearances

Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 12:47 am
by ak-dave
I’m looking at getting a classic turret to load .223, now that I’ve started reloading 30-06 and .308 on the LM I want something dedicated to .223.

How much clearance does the Safety Prime really need with the Auto-Disk in place? Will the rifle charging die give enough clearance or do I need to go with the Auto-Disk riser too? Most the pictures I’ve seen are using pistol dies.

I’ve had the ‘I wants’ for a turret press for months now. :D

Thanks,

Dave

Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 10:48 am
by Jumping Frog
I'd suggest calling lee Precision on the telephone and asking them.

262-673-3075 Voice

Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 2:43 am
by ak-dave
Lee said that the Auto-Disk riser is nessary.

I will be ordering in the next couple days. Want to get everything needed in one order.

I'll post a follow up after I get it all set up.

Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 9:06 am
by Jumping Frog
ak-dave wrote:Lee said . . .

Glad it worked out for you.

I hate it when I place a large order and pay shipping, only to find I forgot a $4 part and have to pay shipping a second time.

Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 5:34 pm
by darwin
The riser is needed if you use the safety prime device, too. Lee should make it very clear to people.

Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 5:57 pm
by prs
I kinda wish he had folowed-up with a report because the rifle charge die is almost as tall as the riser. I might just investigate that myownself.

prs

PS: I did check and the rifle charging die is just a bit too short to clear. So, get the riser.

Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 4:56 am
by ak-dave
OK, I failed to follow up. :( :oops:

Been working in Fairbanks and very little time at home (couple days for Turkey Day and Christmas) since early November.

Like prs sez, rifle die is just a bit too short to allow the pro-disk to fully clear the Safety Prime.

Different rhythm than the progress, I have managed to stuff a couple bullets into the powder drop tube. :P

Dave

Re: Safety Prime and Auto-Disk clearances

Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:02 pm
by WyrTwister
ak-dave wrote:I’m looking at getting a classic turret to load .223, now that I’ve started reloading 30-06 and .308 on the LM I want something dedicated to .223.

How much clearance does the Safety Prime really need with the Auto-Disk in place? Will the rifle charging die give enough clearance or do I need to go with the Auto-Disk riser too? Most the pictures I’ve seen are using pistol dies.

I’ve had the ‘I wants’ for a turret press for months now. :D

Thanks,

Dave


If the disk measure bumps the safety prime , on its way around the circle , it will not hurt anything , in fact it will help shake it so the primers will fall down the little trough .

And maybe settle the powder a little too ?

God bless
Wyr

use 2 risers

Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 12:28 am
by carload9
2 risers and then no problems. This also clears hornaday or mrbulletfeed.
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Re: use 2 risers

Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 6:24 am
by WyrTwister
carload9 wrote:2 risers and then no problems. This also clears hornaday or mrbulletfeed.


Which bullet feeder is in the photo ?

God bless
wyr

Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:29 pm
by carload9
the photo is hornaday bullet feeder, my feeder is mrbullet. I gotta buy another riser too!

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:52 am
by WyrTwister
carload9 wrote:the photo is hornaday bullet feeder, my feeder is mrbullet. I gotta buy another riser too!



How do the two brands of bullet feeders compare in performance ? Price ?

Thanks , :-)
Wyr
God bless

mrbulletfeed.biz

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:56 am
by carload9
mrbulletfeeder.biz work out of the box! incredible call rick, They r made in isreal, my be a back up! hornaday takes lot of work to run 9mm and some machine work in my opinion.

Re: mrbulletfeed.biz

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:25 pm
by WyrTwister
carload9 wrote:mrbulletfeed.biz work out of the box! incredible call rick, They r made in isreal, my be a back up! hornaday takes lot of work to run 9mm and some machine work in my opinion.



I probably will not take the plunge , but I still find them interesting .

Are they all caliber specific ?

God bless
wyr

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 2:59 pm
by carload9
yea, just like rcbs & hornaday. call rick, great guy. mrbulletfeeder.biz