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CSEMARTIN

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  1. I'm glad I'm not the only one that happens to!
  2. I'm afraid I'm not following you on this.
  3. And it will come back running like new.
  4. Thank you for the advice. I hadn't thought of a farm feed store. That's a great idea.
  5. I upgraded from the Dillon 750 tumbler to the big 2001 tumbler. Man that thing is heavy when it is full of brass and media. Has anyone bought corn cob media (pet bedding) from a pet store?
  6. I think that is correct. I believe I paid something like 80 bucks several years ago. I agree. You can't beat the 550.
  7. If you want to learn how to build these pistols, please visit my dealer forum or send me a PM for more details.
  8. I might be wrong on this, but I do think Dillon charges to rebuild a machine. I sent my 550 back after years of use to have it rebuilt, and if my memory is correct, they charged me something.
  9. Yes it does make you wonder. One thing I wanted to add to this thread was that I discovered tourniquets do come in orange. Last weekend, one of the range officials had a tourniquet attached to his range bag. It was a darker color similar in color to his range bag. I got to thinking that in the event of an emergency, it might be better to be able to quickly find the tourniquet. I would think that an orange tourniquet would be easier to quickly find. Just a thought.
  10. I think it is a good idea to practice with one first rather than go live when it really matters. Reminds me of this skit:
  11. Ok....I'll stop complaining about the time the airlines lost my luggage on the way to Nationals. What I went through is nothing compared to this story. Wow!
  12. I had this idea for the ring indexer. If this works, it should slow down how quickly the shell plate moves and potentially remove the snap.
  13. I did have issues with my dies coming loose on the 650, and I cranked those things down tight. The only other issue that drove me nuts was getting upside down primers occasionally.
  14. I did something similar at an IDPA match. One of the targets that was supposed to be engaged at shooting position #2 was visible at position #1. I asked the SO if I could engage that target from position #1. The target was pretty much sideways. The SO said to me, "if you think you can make that shot, go right ahead." Then he kind of smirked as if he was about to witness me butcher that stage. The timer went off and I engaged the target. I put an elliptical/oblong bullet hole through the head.
  15. Me either. And now that I think about it, it does seem rather obvious.
  16. Yes, I sincerely believe there is a functional difference.
  17. I was considering tumbling with these pins. Thanks for this thread! I'm not going to use them now. Screw this!
  18. This is my Carter FS-1. It's a San Mai constructed knife with a blue steel core sandwiched between spring steel.
  19. I have a stupid question. Are you using the .45 bullet to add weight? I am assuming this is to get a better mark on the brass.
  20. I came across these youtube videos with some Dillon 650 mods I haven't seen before: Check out the 5 minute mark: And a video of the primer stop switch:
  21. Check out the thread called XL650 Tips and Tricks. It’s jam packed full of good stuff. Keep an eye out for my update. I found more upgrades that look very promising. I’m working on a post and there is a lot I’m going to add to that thread when I can.
  22. I'm thinking that "during a course of fire" would apply to everyone on the range at that stage.
  23. I won't even stand sideways when someone is shooting. These guys are just asking for trouble.
  24. This is my Murray Carter neck knife. It's damascus with a Hitachi White Steel core.
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