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well i loaded up my first 12 rounds to day and took them to the range. I'll be honest I was a little concerned at first...everything went well. I was quite pleased. I'm gonna load up some more tomorrow.

i was using 158gr sjsp bullets, with 13.5 gr herc 2400 (lee dipper 1.0). nice flame at dusk :)
 

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Congratulations are in order and a toast all around.
Give us more on the performance when you get a batch downrange. They'll be no stopping you now!
 

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get ready to start feeding another habit............

reloading is one of the more theraputic things i sometimes do to relax...............
 

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After a few hundrd you won't think twice about problems. I remember my first few trips to the range with my home rolled ammo. I wondered if I was going to blow myself up and look stupid. :lol:

Just pay attention to your charge weight and you'll be fine. Now go spend money on all the goodies for reloading. :D
 

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i didn't now there was a secret decoder ring,,,i'll be watching the mailbox......
 

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Y'all are killin' me.


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lol


i have another question. when i resize the brass and punch out the old primer. Some of the cases are getting smashed in the process....is there a solution to this?

Im using a lee 3 hole turrent press, along with carbide dies.
 

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velvalco said:
lol


i have another question. when i resize the brass and punch out the old primer. Some of the cases are getting smashed in the process....is there a solution to this?

Im using a lee 3 hole turrent press, along with carbide dies.


Can you give us a photo of a smashed case, Is this an auto indexing press?
 

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It is an auto indexing. My guess is that the case isn't lined up properly with the die. I have that problem with mine. I have to line it up by hand or I'll get the crushed cases once in a while too. It can be adjusted Velvalco, but ime, it's a pain. Mine seemed to get worse when I tried adjusting it. There is probably something on the Lee site that'll show you how.
 

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That would be my guess also.
 

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Congrats....you're one of us now.... :lol: :lol: :lol: .....

I agree about the auto-index. I've adjusted mine a couple of times, and it just didn't seem to help a lot. So now, I just use my off hand to make sure the turret lines up the way it should....
 

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Congrats....you're one of us now.... :lol: :lol: :lol: .....

I agree about the auto-index. I've adjusted mine a couple of times, and it just didn't seem to help a lot. So now, I just use my off hand to make sure the turret lines up the way it should....

+1 Me to
 

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I actually broke the stupid little collar and turn it by hand. It's actually quicker. I still have to line it up by hand though to make sure the case slides into the die.
 

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Sounds to me like a Lee problem. My .45acp carbide dies have problems jamming & not going in & I'm running a single stage press. Mine bang into the mouth of the case as it goes in the sizer.
 

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I thought I was the only one with that problem. Seems to be common. I'm surprised it happens on the single stage. :?
 
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