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#1 Fishwrestler

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Posted 05 August 2006 - 08:10 PM

After looking at some store bought tables and thinking about stealing stiff necks Idea with the shooting/reloading table I finally gave in and just cleaned the garage LOL :lol: I was hoping to set up my stuff on something portable so I could reload in the house. Just could not find anything that would work for me. SO I spent today cleaning the garageGood news the garage is clean bad news found a bunch of fishing lures that I need to go out and use.I mounted my equipment to an old woodworking table I have. got 100 rounds of 223 brass deprimed. went to resize them and found out the dies my dad gave me are missing some parts. ;) knowingmy dad that is probably why he gave them to me lol. I will have to wait until tuesday when three seasons is open and either get the parts I am missing or just get new diess. I am excited can't wait to get my first reloads done/RobertHey everyone thanks for all the input it made getting set up alot easier
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Posted 05 August 2006 - 11:16 PM

Theres still hope for you if you stop now, If you don't its all down hill. Always needing powder or bullits ect. having the wife asking you do you realy need that much ammo. Its great being sick :blink: good luck.
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Posted 06 August 2006 - 05:55 AM

Truely an addiction worth having. Takes up all your spare time, costs money, and isolates you from the family.And will make you a recluse in your own little world out in your garage. Now you need to get the wife and any kids you have shooting and teach them how to reload and it gets better. Great hobby and definatly will occupy your spare time....Walt
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Posted 06 August 2006 - 10:50 AM

Sounds like you had a productive day. You can cllean my garage next weekend if you'd like!

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Posted 08 August 2006 - 06:58 PM

clean & garage=North & South :lol:
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Posted 08 August 2006 - 07:01 PM

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Posted 08 August 2006 - 07:13 PM

Where's the RCBS press? :lol:

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Posted 09 August 2006 - 12:48 PM

You're in for it now. It's all downhill from here.

Good looking bench you've got there.

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Posted 09 August 2006 - 02:51 PM

I'd start over with new dies. You don't know why the parts are missing, or how the dies were treated. Were they abused? Your quest is for great accuracy, yet you're willing to use questionable dies? Very small "issues" with an old used die could potentially screw up your chances of shooting small groups. Even a few thousanths of runout will hurt. To me, that sounds like putting used tires on your brand new Fararri. :) Besides, you don't even know if the dies were any good for the first owner. Not to mention you're messing with a questionable second hand piece of equipment to make bullets that could potentially blow your face off if something isn't right.I'd toss 'em and buy a brand new die set. But that's just me.

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Posted 09 August 2006 - 04:18 PM

I'd start over with new dies. You don't know why the parts are missing, or how the dies were treated. Were they abused? Your quest is for great accuracy, yet you're willing to use questionable dies? Very small "issues" with an old used die could potentially screw up your chances of shooting small groups. Even a few thousanths of runout will hurt. To me, that sounds like putting used tires on your brand new Fararri. :) Besides, you don't even know if the dies were any good for the first owner. Not to mention you're messing with a questionable second hand piece of equipment to make bullets that could potentially blow your face off if something isn't right.I'd toss 'em and buy a brand new die set. But that's just me.

Well I headed to Orville yesterday to fish the outlet for Salmon and decided to run by RCBS. THey took a look at the dies and one nut was missing they replaced it for free. And the dies are brand neww never been used, The tech said they should be good to go. THe inside still had the original protective coating they apply. Stiff Neck We did buy the dies news just about 10 yrs ago to reload for my .223 contender. never shot it much nd never reloaded any round. SO I was not goign to throw away a perfectly good set of dies for one missing part. Also my guns are more like fords or dodge and I would slap some used tires on them LOL RObert
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Posted 10 August 2006 - 06:56 AM

RCBS is pretty good about their lifetime warranty on their reloading dies. I busted out the pin on my 17 Rem die and they sent me to replacements (one as a spare) at no charge. I've been pretty loyal to RCBS ever since.Jason

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Posted 10 August 2006 - 02:25 PM

That's awesome that RCBS hooked you up like that.

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Posted 15 August 2006 - 09:23 PM

Finally found alittle time. sat in the garage this evening and got 60 cases sized trimmed and primmed and set my dies ups. Got one dummy test round loaded and it cycles in the gun and everthing :lol: Got class tomorrow night so I think it will have to wait until Thursday or Friday night but my plans is to load some test rounds with the 40 gr and the 55 gr. my plans was to load like 5 rounds with each test load. is that sound right or to many or to few????my three year old daughter had a blast counuting out the cases into groups of ten and handing them to me. i think i am going to have to find a better way to chamfer case mouths my hand is sore lol Thanks again for all the input It felt pretty good getting everything set up and ready to work. Robert
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Posted 15 August 2006 - 10:02 PM

Five test rounds is good to start with. That way you can throw out a flyer and still get a very good idea. Remember just keep good records and I like to save my target to record the information. You hate to have to do it over again if you loose it. :lol:

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Posted 16 August 2006 - 06:16 AM

I didn`t hear anyone tell you abought the unaviodable urge to spend almost all your range time picking up unclamed brass, or the redefenation of a good day at the range went from LOOK at these groups to I got more brass than i came here with,welcome to the madness




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