Anyone ever put a round counter on there Loadmaster ?

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Postby darwin » Tue Mar 24, 2009 6:05 pm

You might look at ebay or www.sciplus.com .

My pedometer didn't work out as well as I had hoped. It reset or something so I went back to plan A, making a mark for every hundred I load. It's easy to keep track because I know how many bullets I've bought so far this year (2000).

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Postby daboone » Tue Mar 24, 2009 7:32 pm

Thanks Darwin. Science Surplus has a 3 digit counter that looks like it'll work up to 999....will see at under 4 buck. I'll let ya know :?

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Postby darwin » Wed Mar 25, 2009 6:23 am

Nice catch, bfox !!!!!! Ten bucks and free shipping. I ordered one.

Thanks.

The other ones were $70. I guess these are used (?)

Thanks SteveW for the original link.

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Postby daboone » Wed Mar 25, 2009 8:15 am

I ordered it too. Thanks for making this simple. Great idea, price and the photos... well who need to burn brain cells with a place like this!

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Postby bfox » Wed Mar 25, 2009 10:50 am

I bought two and they are new .
The only thing I had to do was take the screw out and put it so the arm would ratchet the other way . So far they work Great .

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Postby daboone » Wed Mar 25, 2009 11:07 am

bfox wrote:I bought two and they are new .
The only thing I had to do was take the screw out and put it so the arm would ratchet the other way . So far they work Great .Bill


Thanks for this tip.

It's interesting that their site found via a google search and one of the above links shows the price of $64, and the same place via your link has it at $10.

What ever, I'll be glad to get it implemented..... A great way to remind me to clean up the bench, lube the LM, get an accurate count and maybe take a look at the honey do list.... :roll:

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Postby bfox » Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:11 pm

maybe take a look at the honey do list..


Just Looking right ? :lol:

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Postby darwin » Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:45 pm

bfox,

Exactly how did you hook the chain up on your counter? Is it anchored on the front of the bench?

I got my counter today, it's suweeeet.

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Postby daboone » Fri Mar 27, 2009 7:14 pm

darwin wrote:bfox,Exactly how did you hook the chain up on your counter? Is it anchored on the front of the bench? I got my counter today, it's suweeeet.


They said mine was shipped yesterday..... can't wait. I think I got the set up from the pic you posted. But Mr. bfox be kind to Darwin and answer his question just in case what I think is not what is susposed to be. :?

Thanks Darwin for asking.... keeps me from doing it wrong.

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Postby bfox » Sat Mar 28, 2009 12:33 am

Yes the counter is screwed into the bench .
I broke the original chain .
Bought some ceiling fan chain and it was long and I never cut it down .
When I got the counter the extra length made it perfect .

They do work good you Guys will like them .

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Postby darwin » Sat Mar 28, 2009 6:06 am

I meant is the CHAIN anchored to the bench. It looks like it might be in one of the photos.

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Postby darwin » Sat Mar 28, 2009 9:57 am

I got it. I raised the bell shaped thing on the end of the chain up a bit to allow me to add a link at the bottom of the chain. I mounted the counter so that the lever was directly below the chain. I used another link at the lever's spring to keep the bottom of the chain in place.. It works perfectly, only counting rounds that get a powder charge.

Thanks again bfox and everybody.

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Postby daboone » Sat Mar 28, 2009 10:45 am

Great pictures. I got the fan chain already hooked up waiting. Need to find a spring so when it arrives I'll be ready.

Would a ball point pen spring work?

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Postby darwin » Sat Mar 28, 2009 10:51 am

The counter has a spring on the end of it's lever.


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