223 in the Lee case collator

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Chickenthief
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223 in the Lee case collator

Postby Chickenthief » Fri Nov 25, 2016 8:06 am

I have seen and read umpteen posts regarding setup for loading 223 on the LLM, but noone adresses the case collator and getting the tubes full.

I tried last night and it went off like a fart in a diving helmet.
Seems the holes are to narrow for the cases to tilt reliably and they'll rather rattle around flat.

Before i start inventing the wheel again, has anyone solved this problem?

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Re: 223 in the Lee case collator

Postby rowe_s » Fri Nov 25, 2016 8:15 am

I shake around a container full of cases so they are setting with the case mouth up. Pick up 6 or 8 between the thumb and first 3 fingers. Slide them around over the holes in the collator and they drop easily head first down the holes.

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Re: 223 in the Lee case collator

Postby Chickenthief » Sat Nov 26, 2016 1:03 pm

I made a mockup in some light PVC on my lathe.
Works super, i think 1 in 300 ends the wrong side up.
Now my problem is making a proper one instead of this test version (knowing me it's not likely!)

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I had to turn it "conical" in steps as my lathe is to small for such a large cut askew.
Started with it flat and to many cases was laying idle and not getting over the holes.
Holes are made with a conical drill @3/4" on top and leaning in to meet the existing holes in the Lee collator.

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Re: 223 in the Lee case collator

Postby magic mike » Thu Dec 01, 2016 1:02 pm

Good thinking Sir.

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