Originally Posted by CJ7365
I did find some .223 dies on Midsouthshooter supply, they are the RCBS, they will be here on Thursday, I just cant wait anymore, my Lee dies have been on order since March 4.
Well Bruce that is a lot of brass, you need a couple of kids helping you out, I got my son involved, he's 14, I gave him the easy task of depriming, of course I could not keep up with him
I'll look on the MidSouthShooter site again for 223 dies. I really like the Lee Pacesetter set. I have had a set on order from Lee since March 16. I sent them an email yesterday inquiring about my order status (and cancelling the 308 die set since I got mine from MidwayUSA). They responded within a couple of hours stating that did not know the availability of the 223 set and that they could not project a ship date, yet. (and that they had removed the 308 set from my order). They actually sent me an invoice with an order number on it. So, perhaps it will ship soon. Perhaps you should email them about your order, Rob?
I tried the Hornady primer pocket reamer this morning. It works but it does take a good bit of effort. I seated some new primers in the 20 that I reamed, cleaned and uniformed.
With all the brass I've got, I'm thinking of getting one of those motorized RCBS "Trim Mate" brass processor thingies. I have an RCBS crimp remover that will work with that, I think. That might be easier than doing it all by hand. I just don't want it to be able ruin primer pockets with a machine.
Does anyone here use one of those machines? Are they worth the money? Are they reliable? Do they work as advertized? Do they make a lot of noise? My wife hates "noisy" hobbies -- she already complains about the noise of brass tumblers.