124gr 9mm lead TC tumble lube bullet and bullet feeder

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124gr 9mm lead TC tumble lube bullet and bullet feeder

Postby wrinkles » Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:23 am

Anybody have any good or bad experiences with the bullet feeder? I'm fixing to order one but wanted to get some info before I do. I found one thread but there wasn't much info on it. For those that have them, what size would I need for the TC bullet?

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Postby slwroln » Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:55 pm

Measure the length of the bullet with your calipers. I use 124gr FMJ and I use the .61 to .75. For 124gr JHP I use the .47 to .60. That's just for the feeder die. Hope that helps

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Postby wrinkles » Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:57 pm

Thanks for the help. How's your feed doing? Was it worth the effort?

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Postby slwroln » Tue Apr 24, 2012 6:40 pm

The jury is still out on it. It's work fine but I have only a few hundred rounds through it so far. I also bought the die for 45acp. It works good too. I've heard that they don't last long. But some people swear by them. If it fails I will buy a Hornady Bullet Feeder Die. I have a Loadmaster. So I have a extra station

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Postby wrinkles » Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:41 pm

I measured the bullet and I'm getting .584 to .598 so I'm thinking of a .60-75 to be on the safe side any suggestion on this train of thought?

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Postby wrinkles » Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:03 pm

Well, I went ahead and order the .42-60

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Postby WyrTwister » Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:20 pm

I have only a very small experience with the bullet feeder .

If I recall , we had problems if the bullet seating die was screwed down much further than the bottom of the turret ?

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Postby wrinkles » Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:15 pm

Thanks for the info. Once I get it installed and put a couple of hundred rounds through it I'll post the results.

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Postby WyrTwister » Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:40 pm

wrinkles wrote:Thanks for the info. Once I get it installed and put a couple of hundred rounds through it I'll post the results.



i WOULD BE INTERESTED IN HEARING YOUR RESULT .

OOPS !

If I remembered correctly , then it would follow that ( at least in the shorter calibers ) it would work better if you seated the bullet only , at the bullet feeder station # 4 and then crimped at # 5 ? In two operations , instead of seating and crimping at station # 4 ?



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Postby wrinkles » Wed May 02, 2012 12:12 am

Well got the kit in today and after about 20 min setup time I cycled 25 bullets and all went smooth and flawless. We have family coming in for the week end so I won't be able to give it a good work out. :(
Wife's go me helping cleaning house. :)

Next project is a bullet collator.

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Postby WyrTwister » Wed May 02, 2012 6:23 am

wrinkles wrote:Well got the kit in today and after about 20 min setup time I cycled 25 bullets and all went smooth and flawless. We have family coming in for the week end so I won't be able to give it a good work out. :(
Wife's go me helping cleaning house. :)

Next project is a bullet collator.


How " deep " into the turret , did you end up screwing the die ?

There is a mod on the internet to keep it from dropping a bullet if you do not complete the cycle ?

Any ideas on a slick way to fill the " bullet tubes " , other than one at a time ?

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Postby wrinkles » Wed May 02, 2012 10:29 am

I kept the seating die the same depth that it was before. I added an extra 1/2 turn down to compensate for the feeder.

I haven't seen the mod for no the dropping the bullet.

For the bullet feeding I'm looking into building a collator similar to the one MacTrap made. Until I can get it built I have this plan for now. I was thinking of buying some clear tubing. I can cut several peices to length load with bullets and use them to top off the tube that comes with the feeder when ever needed.

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Postby chibern » Wed May 02, 2012 12:30 pm

bearing01 over on the loadmaster forum has some pretty good mods that would probably work for the p1000 as well.

http://forums.loadmastervideos.com/foru ... php?t=1528


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