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    1. gungate

      Double Load(checked that box)?

      The new 6 pack Lee press has a new priming system that is fairly accurate. The issues are usually me with inconsistent cranking. Once in awhile I'll get lazy and one will get crimped. Overall as long as I pay close attention it's reliable. The other Lee priming is garbage.
    2. gungate

      Double Load(checked that box)?

      With me it is usually a primer misfeed.
    3. gungate

      Double Load(checked that box)?

      I thought it was overkill that I weigh every single round. Now I am not so sure!
    4. gungate

      Bullet Weight vs Powder Type vs Recipe

      I was going to go with the minimum load and test with a chronograph. I know that doesn't equate exactly to pressure but I have no way to test pressures.
    5. gungate

      Bullet Weight vs Powder Type vs Recipe

      Well shit, that is the first I have seen that page. I think that solves all of my issues. Thank you! :beer:
    6. gungate

      Bullet Weight vs Powder Type vs Recipe

      I am confused how reloading recipe are formulated. For instance, I reload 6.5 Grendel. I use 123 grain bullets and the recipe (I use the Hodgdon recipe calculator) specifies to use Accurate 2230 (among others). If I move to a 129 grain bullet, there is no recipe using any Accurate powder. For...
    7. gungate

      Corrosion from mouse urine

      Punch the primer and run through the tumbler again.
    8. gungate

      What did you do at your reloading bench today?

      What does it cost you per round to reload shotgun. Is it all 12 gauge or some other like 20?
    9. gungate

      new rifle - ladder rounds

      Maybe convert this one to piston operated?
    10. gungate

      new rifle - ladder rounds

      I've never had any issues with any of mine. They all run like a top. I have 5 .223s and 2 "other". I wonder if it is the ammo? I don't think there would be a problem with factory ammo but maybe some reloads could cause issues?
    11. gungate

      What did you do at your reloading bench today?

      Cleaned up the bullets and primers that I pulled and punched. They had various amounts of powder clinging to them. I got the below and it works great. Sift from one sieve to the other and in a minute all the powder was off. I highly recommend it! https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0C8TJHBKP/
    12. gungate

      What did you do at your reloading bench today?

      I replaced my powder hopper with the below that can be filled without removing it. https://www.ebay.com/itm/334842307863
    13. gungate

      Pulled 100 bullets

      I don't need to do anything now because all of these bullets are pulled, powder dumped, and primers punched out. I was looking more for a post-mortem on this and what could I have done. When I tested the cases that would not fit, I found the primer end of the case was ever so slightly larger...
    14. gungate

      new rifle - ladder rounds

      Did you try a bolt from another AR?
    15. gungate

      new rifle - ladder rounds

      One way I found my reloads were not working is I removed the upper from the lower, put the upper in a stand (upside down), and manually fed the rounds. I found many of them would not seat all the way and were getting stuck in the bore. Have you tried putting your empties back in the bore and...
    16. gungate

      Pulled 100 bullets

      These will allow me to resize loaded rounds (bullet/powder/primer)?
    17. gungate

      Pulled 100 bullets

      I was wondering if there was a way to resize them without pulling everything apart. I am not familiar with this die can you post more info on it?
    18. gungate

      new rifle - ladder rounds

      ;)
    19. gungate

      new rifle - ladder rounds

      @King Chicken I think is having similar issues with cycling maybe he will find this thread useful. Are you removing the BCG and looking through the bore to boresight? How accurate is that? I use the below which I love. https://www.opticsplanet.com/wheeler-professional-laser-bore-sighter.html
    20. gungate

      Poll: Cleaning between powder changes

      If you are doing precision testing developing an optimal load, cleaning between tests I think is a good thing. Probably not for your reasons, but just to have a known baseline.
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