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    I got tired of fighting the case feeder on my loadmaster (I had it running smooth for about 20 minutes) so I decided to modify it so that it’s somewhat manual.

    I put in a small stop to keep the case slider from coming completely off the end, used a rubber band for an automatic retractor (I’ll likely swap in a spring later). And now I just tap the case slider forward when the handle is fully upward and the next case is ready to go.

    No permanent modifications to the press, so I can revert to the finicky case feeder whenever I want to.

    I deprimed a few hundred cases after the modification and it went much quicker than it did beforehand.

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    I drove out to a public range that I have not been to in several years. I bought a year-long pass for it yesterday and wanted to make sure I remembered how to get there. Also, it was an opportunity to drive my son around (which usually puts him to sleep and this time was no exception) and give my wife some time by herself. I easily found my way and while I was there I noticed some .30 Carbine and .300 Blackout brass on the ground. I forgot my brass bucket but picked them up anyway. I didn't quite get through before the baby woke up and, I think since he didn't see me close by, started crying. I hot-footed it to the truck to check on him, thus ending my little excursion. Nevertheless, I ended up with 16 FC .300 Blackout and 10 Aguila .30 Carbine.

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    I still have not done much of anything lately. I was busy planting Sunflowers for a Dove hunt that I host every year. After that I've been helping a buddy work at a Duck club. That Duck Club does have a private range and I picked up some brass at it the other day. I may get around to washing and sorting it today.

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    Had my neighbor over to get him some experience on how to do some .223 reloading. Got through about 100 rounds. We had visited 9mm reloading about a month ago.
    Last edited by curt48mauser; 07-20-2019 at 07:00 PM. Reason: Gammer

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    I hand primed 1000 pieces of 40s&w brass the other day. My hand is still sore from that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mbaker78 View Post
    I hand primed 1000 pieces of 40s&w brass the other day. My hand is still sore from that...
    The new lee bench primer works good.

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    I have the same Lee Bench Primer....actually I have just about every hand primer you can name...but personally I think if you seat the primer with two fingers on the end of the lever...you can really feel the primer sliding in....I find I can use feel for the consistency AND I can also prime relatively fast. I use the progressive for pistol...but the Lee for most rifle.

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    I just started sorting, counting and bagging up that lot of 9mm brass that I deprimed and tumbled last spring. I bagged up 5500 cases with 500 to a bag this morning. Thats about 25% of them. Some will be added to my trades and some will be listed for sale elsewhere. It just ain't worth much right now and I'm loath to scrap it.

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    I really like the APS strips, so I might look into the APS bench priming tool, but it doesn’t have the universal shellholder that the hand tool does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mbaker78 View Post
    I really like the APS strips, so I might look into the APS bench priming tool, but it doesn’t have the universal shellholder that the hand tool does.
    I agree, love it too

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    I started counting and bagging some of those pesky 9mm's that I deprimed, tumbled and sorted last winter. I estimate that I did about 20,000 of them! I wish they were worth something above scrap.

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    I finally decided to try casting, made up about 50 each 40 175gr TC, 45 230gr TC, and 308 230gr.

    Once I got the hang of it they went pretty quickly. I still have yet to get the stuff I need to powder coat though, so I’ll have to wait to try that out.

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check