Great or Stupid Ideas.....

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

  1. jlloyd73

    jlloyd73 Active Member

    Nov 28, 2010
    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.

    Attached Files:

  2. steve4102

    steve4102 Former Guest

    Jan 27, 2006
    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

    American Leader Well-Known Member

    Mar 1, 2011
    Looks like you're havin lots of fun J, keep all your innovative ideas comin!
  4. jlloyd73

    jlloyd73 Active Member

    Nov 28, 2010
    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

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    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

    BlackEagle Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 25, 2011
    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

    jlloyd73 Active Member

    Nov 28, 2010

    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

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    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
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2012
  9. jlloyd73

    jlloyd73 Active Member

    Nov 28, 2010
    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

    Alpo Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    NW Florida
    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.
  11. gun-nut

    gun-nut Member

    Jan 15, 2011
    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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