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Old October 10th, 2021, 12:05 PM #2571
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Loaded a few hundred 9mm and maybe 150 223. Finally feel like I've got the primer depth perfect now. Also primed a couple hundred 7.62x39 so I can be ready to load them with some FMJ.

ETA: loaded ~200 45ACP. That's the last of my 230s for now. Still got tons of primers, though.
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I had a fun one yesterday. I tumbled about 300 rounds of 223, and when they were done, I dumped them into a big plastic canister - probably an UTZ pretzel barrel - and realized after the fact that I dumped them in the wrong one - that one had .308 in it, not 223.

It didn't take too long to sort them out, but it created work I'd rather have not had to deal with.
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The last time I loaded 7.62x39 there were quite a few cases that needed the primer pockets to be deeper.

Yesterday I used a new K&M primer pocket unifier to make 400 of them all the same depth, and now primers can be properly recessed. The worst were S&B and of course I had more of them than anything else.
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The last time I loaded 7.62x39 there were quite a few cases that needed the primer pockets to be deeper.

Yesterday I used a new K&M primer pocket unifier to make 400 of them all the same depth, and now primers can be properly recessed. The worst were S&B and of course I had more of them than anything else.
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I could not take being away from bench for so long. Still bum shoulder (rotator cuff and SLAP tear) but I loaded 25 rounds of 12 gauge shot shells with one hand on the lee load all.
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Installed the 2nd guide rod assembly on my Evo, and put the rods on all three of my toolheads. This is in prep for 223->300 conversion, and it probably won't hurt consistency, either. I am nominally planning on trying to use the GSI dies and doing a two trimmer setup to single pass it without using a chopsaw.

I discovered you need to do a full tear-down to do the bushing install on the press correctly, including removing your shell plate and case pusher thingie. It's not really that difficult, and you gotta do it for a caliber change anyways, but it was the first time for me, so it was an adventure. Looks like it all came together again, so mission accomplished.
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Installed the 2nd guide rod assembly on my Evo, and put the rods on all three of my toolheads. This is in prep for 223->300 conversion, and it probably won't hurt consistency, either. I am nominally planning on trying to use the GSI dies and doing a two trimmer setup to single pass it without using a chopsaw.

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I had a fun one yesterday. I tumbled about 300 rounds of 223, and when they were done, I dumped them into a big plastic canister - probably an UTZ pretzel barrel -
I love those things for keeping brass.
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Tip: To remove labels from most plastic containers(large cashew containers are my preference), fill with hot water to a point above the label and let stand for a minute. The glue will warm up and allow most to be easily and completely removed. Clean up any excess glue using alcohol or vegetable oil.

Contents are easy to see, containers are stackable, still light enough to pick up even if filled with bullets.
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