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Christmas present.

Postby gtk » Mon Dec 24, 2012 10:38 pm

I am almost ready to Reload now

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Re: Christmas present.

Postby terry08 » Tue Dec 25, 2012 5:55 am

Looks good Greg, have fun.

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Re: Christmas present.

Postby Spitfire » Tue Dec 25, 2012 6:00 am

With that Rock Chucker he can only have fun !
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Re: Christmas present.

Postby Ironwood » Tue Dec 25, 2012 6:56 am

What a great Christmas present! I'm sure you are going to enjoy reloading.
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Re: Christmas present.

Postby terry08 » Tue Dec 25, 2012 7:00 am

Tell the wife you need a Rcbs tumbler and walnut shells so your brass wll really shine.

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Re: Christmas present.

Postby Spitfire » Tue Dec 25, 2012 11:27 am

Yeah and a powder trickler and electronic scale as well....
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Re: Christmas present.

Postby jbullard1 » Tue Dec 25, 2012 11:31 am

And Dies, Powder, Bullets Primers and a place to set it up
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Re: Christmas present.

Postby Jellyhead » Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:12 pm

What kind of brass do you need? I will pick up mine for ya if you want it. I shoot up a lot of 9mm, 380, 45, 223/556, 300 and 308
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Re: Christmas present.

Postby gtk » Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:16 pm

Eventually I plan on loading for 9mm.. .40's.. 38's... .270's.. .. 7mm-08

Of course, the only dies I own right now are teh 40's.

I imagine we will be down in a few weeks..
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Re: Christmas present.

Postby Bullie » Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:25 pm

When you are down there pick up some .223s and .38s. :)
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Re: Christmas present.

Postby gtk » Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:58 pm

Well, I am nervous as all get out. I've read this manual 4 times. I finally deprimed, sized, and reprimed about 60 .40 cal shells. Next step powder and seating.

Squeezing those primers in is what raised the stress.
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Christmas present.

Postby tony270 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:45 am

Pick up a lee auto primer and you can prime while sitting on couch watching tv. After 1st couple times the nervousness goes away. Almost as much fun making them as shooting them.
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Re: Christmas present.

Postby Bullie » Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:37 am

I have one of the RCBS hand primers. I am sure the Lee is just as good or better... its like tony270 says, you can prime while watching tv. I have done just that many times.
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Re: Christmas present.

Postby gtk » Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:14 am

The RCBS hand primer came with it. After doing 25 or so shells, it felt "better". It was just a little uneasy the first few times, when I started putting pressure on the primer to seat it.
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Re: Christmas present.

Postby Bullie » Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:07 pm

Remember not to point it at your face. :)
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Re: Christmas present.

Postby jbullard1 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:53 pm

Bullie wrote:Remember not to point it at your face. :)


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Re: Christmas present.

Postby gtk » Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:03 pm

Have ya'll ever had one go off ?

I had one primer that didn't want to seat correctly. Finally got it seated (or so I thought) and it looked like I had just "flattened" the primer out in the pocket.. I threw it away.
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Re: Christmas present.

Postby Bullie » Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:26 pm

Every time I pull the trigger...

Never had one "go off" but I have overly mushed a few like you did. They shot fine.
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Re: Christmas present.

Postby jbullard1 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:43 pm

I had one go off while seating it(over seating). Just glad the resizing die was still in the press... Scared the Sumo Wrestler out of me :shock: :shock:

That was right after I started reloading on my own
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Christmas present.

Postby tony270 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:07 am

Hey gtk, did it come with the primer pocket cleaner. I put mine in a cordless drill and clean them. Makes seating new primer easier.
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Re: Christmas present.

Postby gtk » Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:07 am

Yes. Although most of my brass was already very clean once fired, I still ran the brush through the primer pockets & casing.

jbullard, that's the exact thing I was worried about :)
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Re: Christmas present.

Postby Bullie » Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:43 am

it is a bit more tedious and touchy when you prime on the press. I greatly prefer hand priming my brass. You can usually feel the primer bottoming out when using a hand tool.
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