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  1. Be careful out there - Travis Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. The first of my back ordered brass arrived today. 1,001 pieces of 45 Colt. Still waiting on 44 special and 44 mag. I have also been working on cleaning my bucket of 9mm. The last batch is in the Frankford right now. I figure it’s about 4500-5000 pieces total. I have not loaded 9 in the past and have no need to with how much bulk I have on hand, but it gives me something to do. I don’t have any loading projects until the 44 special brass arrives or I make it to the range to figure out my test loads for 38 and 357. - Travis Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  4. As a follow up. I posed this question in three groups I am in on Facebook. I am always Leary with those groups as the number of “arrogant jerks” that seem to infuse those types of groups. Based on the volume of answers, the RCBS handheld was the most common answer. The Sinclair handheld and the Franklin are both similar with a fine adjustment mechanism for seating depth. For bench mounted, the Forster and the RCBS were the favorites. Both are similar being tube fed. The Forster has adjustable jaws versus shell holders to hold the case. The RCBS was commented with the best tactile feel during the searing process. I am still mulling over what direction I will go, but leaning towards trying the RCBS. Sportsman’s Warehouse currently has the RCBS on sale for $88 vs the $110 normal price. - Travis Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. I will need more than two...I am slightly embarrassed by how many quick change kits I bought. I’m a sucker for tools... - Travis Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Well, looks like I need to make a phone call... - Travis Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. So after my 45/44 wildcat snafu, I think I will go back to priming those cases off press. Currently I have the old style Lee Auto Prime. It works OK, but I’m not in love with it. The plastic primer trays have a habit of coming loose and I have to take it apart and reset everything. Is there a different option that people like? Either handheld or bench mounted. Also I am looking to confirm the process I have worked through in my head. 1. Prime my cleaned brass, 2. Run them through my Dillon, sizing with the decapping pin removed, then the rest of the stations. Does anyone foresee any issues? - Travis Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Direct from StarLine. All three were close to the same price (19 cents per piece) and free shipping. A lot cheaper than anything I could get locally. Plus 1,000 of each will last me a long long time (I am assuming). - Travis Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. If I recall you have a metal lathe. What speed do you run the trimmers at? - Travis Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. I won’t have any time at the bench for awhile, but I was able to cross a few items off of my “to get” list. I ordered 3k brass from StarLine today. 1k each of 44 special, 44 magnum, and 45 Colt. Of course all three are back-ordered. Will have to see how long it will take. - Travis Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  13. There are also a lot of folks that took up reloading in the pandemic. The reloading groups I am in on Facebook have tons of posts where people just got their first press and components and want to learn how to load. Some of Dillon’s presses have been back ordered since June with no estimated ship date. I have seen a lot of posts where they ordered a press 3 months ago and are still waiting. Handgun die sets are non existent right now. I think the run on ammo has pushed an unexpected amount of people to reload which tightens things up for everyone. Unfortunately, I don’t see an end in the near future. Personally I had enough large pistol primers on hand for what I needed (only 45 Colt at the start of the pandemic) and enough bulk factory for everything else. What I didn’t plan on was adding 5 pistol calibers during this pandemic. I have not been able to source any primers in months, but I have only casually been looking. Add to that there are only four stores I know of in the Twin Cities that handle reloading supplies (two of which are Cabela’s). Some of my firearms may sit in the safe a lot more than I anticipated, but I will be able to keep my 9mm and revolvers fed for awhile. - Travis Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. I found the post on the fifth station for a 550. Turns out it was on YouTube. Here’s the link if it interests anybody. https://youtu.be/Qs8PsxQ2DVA - Travis Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. I couldn’t find it, but did find directions from Uniquetek with schematics in where to drill a hole and mount a Dillon electronic powder check. This solution requires a station dedicated to the powder check. It does however, somewhat show what I have seen previously about drilling the hole and making a mechanical check. http://www.uniquetek.com/store/696296/uploaded/Using_a_Dillon_Powder_Check_on_an_RL_550B_Press.pdf - Travis Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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