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Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by jlloyd73, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. jlloyd73

    jlloyd73 New Member

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    The first picture is of something I made to put my Lee Perfect Powder Measure on my press. Not only am I broke, I am cheap. I got tired of having to do 3 or 4 different motions to get powder in the cases. I will still weigh every 10th or so charge. I think it will work fine.....but,

    What do you think?

    The second pic shows how I decided to catch all the old spent primers.

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  2. steve4102

    steve4102 Former Guest

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    I don't have your Lee set-up, but why can't your just screw the Perfect Powder Measure into the Lee expander powder drop die?
  3. American Leader

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    Looks like you're havin lots of fun J, keep all your innovative ideas comin!
  4. jlloyd73

    jlloyd73 New Member

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    You can't with the this powder measure. You have to buy a different one and even if they had an adapter for it I wouldn't buy it (they may make one)......I all kinds of tools and stuff laying around, so I would rather just make something.
  5. jack404

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    J looks good to me , real good ...

    a bit more fall in the tube is all i can see to improve it all

    +10 for not wasting money
  6. BlackEagle

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    Great creativity and using what you have at hand to get the job done. I agree with Jack about the primer tubing...the primers need a steep slope to slide down.
  7. jlloyd73

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    Thanks.

    I was worried about the tube at first (so worried I almost drilled another hole in my bench), but I have deprimed about 2000 pieces of 45acp and 9mm brass and it works great. I guess the primer gets just enough roll to make the trip down with no issues.
  8. jack404

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    yeah gravity is good , glad it works

    might even copy it then :) with your permission of course
    wont be clear like yours and i got hose clamps
    and i think the jar will sit on the floor here just fine

    save me sweeping the things up as usual

    i got a great feeder for Christmas before last ..

    digital , weighs each chareg , press auto and it'll run up a load and deliver it when you press the button

    then its just a single press a charge

    i'd never have bought though but now would not be without it

    i can reload 1000 a day i worked out based on 4 hours actual

    normally i do 50 come here for a while and then do another 50.. ;)

    now i do 100 or so at a sitting , speeds things way up
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  9. jlloyd73

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    I was going to do something similar with the jar on the floor, but knowing my clumsy butt....I would be kicking it over every two minutes. That's why I did it like this. The Velcro holds that jar extremely well too. I had it full of primers at one point and it held tight.

    I still have a few more ideas for the bench that I am debating.......I don't know if having the limited space is a gift or curse at this point. I enjoy everything being right there, but I am sure that at some point I am going to need ten times the space.
  10. Alpo

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    I know a feller that drilled a hole in the bench-top, under the press, where the primers end up. Under the bench he has a 5-gallon bucket. Primers fall through the hole into the bucket. No muss, no fuss.
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    like the idea! i have the Lee "C" press and i drilled a hole in the bench top and they droped right into the coffiee can.
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