Doing away with the chain!!!

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rbm5
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Doing away with the chain!!!

Postby rbm5 » Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:07 pm

After breaking my first (and last) chain, I sat down and thought on how to use a rod in place of the chain. This is what I came up with:

1. Straight piece of coat hanger with two bends in on end to hook into the powder measure.

2. A small 90 degree bracket (I made mine out of .035 shim stock) with two holes, one about 1/2 inch from the angle for the powder rod to run through and the other at the angle (elongated so a machine screw will go vertical.

3. A small machine screw with the head filed half off (so one side is even with the shaft of the screw, with nut and lock washer.

4. A heavy duty terminal lug that has a screw type clamp with the spade part cut off.

Attach the angle to the carrier (through the hole the chain went through) with the machine screw coming up and secure with washer and nut. Attach powder rod to powder measure and install on powder through die with rod going through the hole in the bracket.
Use the spring that came with the loader and put it on the underside of the powder rod and adjust and clamp. (you may have to cut off some of the end of the machine screw so it will not interfere with the carrier.

I have loaded 1000 rounds with this with NO Problems.

No pictures yet but If you want to see it I can get some.

Dean
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Rod

Postby Dean » Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:42 pm

Would like to see a picture of it, I have 2 friends that have the LM and they have replaced there chain sever times all ready.

Dean

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Pictures of doing away with the chain.

Postby rbm5 » Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:50 pm

I hope I get this right attached is a link to photobucket where the pictures are.

http://s1165.photobucket.com/user/rbm5/ ... 100%20mods

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Postby rbm5 » Mon Aug 05, 2013 11:26 am

OK someone smarter then me tell me how to get pic. on my post. I figured out to put the link to photobucket, but how do you get the pic. to show up here? Looked at the FAQ and it made no sense to me.

carload9
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pics

Postby carload9 » Mon Aug 05, 2013 11:33 am

try:
Touch circle with i in it, bottom right! Then,
touch your photo then box comes up, touch bottom link in that box, then lil' blue box that pops up. Touch that.

Then go to your post and touch, That photo link come up, then paste it.

like this:
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Re: pics

Postby rowe_s » Mon Aug 05, 2013 2:52 pm

carload9 wrote:try:
Touch circle with i in it, bottom right! Then,
touch your photo then box comes up, touch bottom link in that box, then lil' blue box that pops up. Touch that.

Then go to your post and touch, That photo link come up, then paste it.

like this:
Image


Kel-Tec 3AT... Hell yes! Small enough to go anywhere with you, no excuses to leave this one home.

Unfortunately because it's so easy to hide, it's my most carried weapon in the summer time. At least the new critical Defense ammo makes me feel not quite so under guned.

carload9
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steve

Postby carload9 » Mon Aug 05, 2013 3:04 pm

u shoot reloads in yours steve?

rowe_s
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Re: steve

Postby rowe_s » Mon Aug 05, 2013 10:26 pm

carload9 wrote:u shoot reloads in yours steve?


For practice I shoot cast 95 gr RN and cast 122 gr TC. Only fire about a hundred rnds a month through it. For carry I only use Hornady Critical Defense.

My 380 goes in the holster when I put my pants on in the morning and stays with me all day unless I am going to a larger city. then it's the 40.

In the winter the 380 gets retired for a M&P 40 except when deep concealment is needed like at council meetings and comunity functions, then the Kel-Tec 380 goes back to work for me.

carload9
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?'

Postby carload9 » Tue Aug 06, 2013 6:50 am

U say you shoot 122 TC also thru your 380?

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Re: ?'

Postby rowe_s » Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:52 am

carload9 wrote:U say you shoot 122 TC also thru your 380?


Afirmative on the 122 gr Mike. It comes close to what the "Lyman 48th Edition" specs for their #356242 120 grain cast bullet. I worked my load up starting with a light load using REX 2 powder. (I don't think Rex 2 is being manufactured anymore. I have 10 pounds left.)

My load:
powder: Rex 2 .... 2.4 gr.
bullet: cast 122 gr. truncated cone
primer: CCI 500
OAL: 0.960"
Velocity from my Bereta 85 with 3 3/4" barrel at 3 feet is 910 fps. I never chronographed it from the Kel-Tec.

We have shot a lot of these through the Kel-Tec 380, Bereta 85, two Walther PK 380s, 1 Bersa. No body's pistol has came unglued yet. (My daughter shoots the crap out of these in her PK 380)

carload9
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ok

Postby carload9 » Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:03 am

thanks. u have pic of bullet? This will help me on project iam working on with cnc man. Said he would be done thursday with mold.

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Re: ok

Postby rowe_s » Tue Aug 06, 2013 12:03 pm

carload9 wrote:thanks. u have pic of bullet? This will help me on project iam working on with cnc man. Said he would be done thursday with mold.


This is the only one I have thats not loaded, its dirty from rolling around on the bench and being dropped on the floor. (that is why it isn't in a loaded round) Sorry, I had poor settings for the light, it actually has blue lube.

122 gr tc
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steve

Postby carload9 » Tue Aug 06, 2013 12:13 pm

ok thanks, thats wonderful and would look good with blue stick or hi-tek-supercoat.


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