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  1. razorfish

    Black friday components thread?

    Wow. Great price on Winchester primers... Grabbed 15k myself. Got my order in less than hour before the end of the sale. Thanks for heads up. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    EGW 7 hole Chamber checker

    I’ve got the EGW seven hole gauge in 9mm too. It’s pretty snug but if you load your ammo to fit the gauge you’ll be better off in the long run. One thing to remember is that EGW sells their own 9mm undersize die. It’s made by Lee to EGW’s speciations. At the end of day, if your ammo doesn’t fit the EGW gauge you probably need to lower your sizing die a couple of thousandths or more. Most people will say, “My sizing die is touching my shell plate” but inevitably it usually isn’t. Lower your sizing die and run an unsized piece of brass up in it before tightening your lock nuts. Avoid using the Lee FCD until your loaded rounds fit the EGW gauge (you can load some pretty crappy ammo and the Lee FCD will fix it). I made a video a number of years ago talking about the Hundo gauge. I also talked about my EGW gauge in the video. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Machine vision to sort by headstamp

    Here’s a system that sorts brass by headstamp. Three thousand dollars though... http://www.hasgrok.com/ Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Mini boom

    Looks like an out of battery detonation. If your COAL is a few thousandths too long for one of those barrels, a striker fired weapon will still fire. The hint here is that you had eight rounds blow out in a single barrel. That pretty much rules out bad brass and the limited damage rules out a double charge. Plunk test both barrels... your rounds should drop in the chamber and spin freely without contacting the lands. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Looking at your picture, that’s too much bell. You could reduce the flare but you don’t necessarily have to. When I load coated bullets into mixed brass I use a bit of extra flare to avoid scratching the coating. Yes I get a bit of pixie dust on the press but I never scratch my coated bullets. I’ve loaded and shot tens of thousands of these “over-flared” rounds and the brass holds up just fine. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. The threads on the Dillon toolhead are a bit sloppy. Loosen the nut on your sizing die, run an un-sized case up into the die and re-tighten the nut on the die. This helps with final alignment. I run an EGW U-die in my 650. (The EGW die is made by Lee) If all else fails, just go to a Dillon sizing die. They’re chamfered to help guide to case into station 1. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    9mm only reloading

    Don’t forget resale value. If you buy a press and some components and then decide hand loading isn’t your thing, you can recoup the majority of your investment. Seriously, if you think you might want to hand load just do it. If you do, I guarantee that 5000 rounds you estimate you need each year will more than double. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Cross eye dominant

    I’m left eye dominate, right handed. I used to keep my head steady but now I do the opposite, I move my head and keep my “triangle” (shoulders, arms and hands) steady. Seems to work better for me. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Getting back into reloading 9mm

    147gn Hi-Tek coated Round Nose bullet over 3.6 grains of WST. 1.14 OAL. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Cross eye dominant

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  11. razorfish

    Shockbottle Hundo

    I love my shockbottle gauge. I made a video a few years ago showing how I use it. Still use it the same way to this day. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    'Rolling Your Own'...bullets

    Lol. I noticed that when I started explaining my recipes. My ideal alloy for pistol is wheel weights but lately when I have wheel weight alloy I cut it by at least 50% using my range scrap. These days I just throw a pinch of tin and a couple small chunks of Super Hard or Lino into a pot of range scrap ingots and start casting. I used to measure everything but now I just “wing it”. I still get great results. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    'Rolling Your Own'...bullets

    Sort of... I can pretty much tell what I have. Using range scrap, I typically need to harden my alloy up a bit. I’ll add a bit of Linotype or Super Hard to my range scrap but I’m not too scientific about it. The tin doesn’t add much hardness but it helps the lead to fill out the mold a bit. I mostly use my fingernail to test the alloy but occasionally I’ll pull out the pencils to test my ingots. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    'Rolling Your Own'...bullets

    Lately I have an indoor range that throws me bucket or two for keeping an eye on their computers. I’ve also had success just picking up spent bullets off the ground around the berms at my local range. Amazingly easy to pick up a bucket full without digging. Start spreading the word and people will bring you scrap too. In past couple months I’ve been given a few old lead roof flashings from a friend putting on a new roof, a small bucket of wheel weights and a 26 pound ingot of pure lead that was being used as a door stop. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    'Rolling Your Own'...bullets

    92-6-2 alloy aka “hard cast bullet” alloy is what most coated bullet makers use to produce their bullets. I’ve found that you can get away with about half the antimony and tin and still make great bullets. If you read their website, Missouri Bullet Company makes a great case for the idea that 96-6-2 alloy is too hard for pistol rounds. They call it “Hardness Optimized Bullets”; I call it saving money as I get my range scrap lead for free. My barrels remain shiny as new with zero leading. https://missouribullet.com/technical.php Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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