Friday, November 29, 2013
I may go back a save and stash 1/2 of the cash in a different stock before pulling the remainder out. Or just blow some shit up...
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Saturday, November 23, 2013
NBC interrupted an old SNL for Obama to shout "SQUIRREL!" about some deal "he" worked with Iran. I think I would rather watch Lady Gaga. Maybe if he would put effort into listening to people in this country....
Okay, so Iran pulled the same scam on Obama that he pulls on the stupid party. "Freeze" Iran's program, lift sanctions and talk later. Expert foreign policy my ass...
Friday, November 22, 2013
Speaking of renewal notices, nice of Harry Reid to give one to the filibuster rules in the Senate. Commence packing of the judiciary! Looks like Tom Harkin wants to go the full Lincoln and change more rules, because fuck reaching across the aisle, that bipartisanship is for pussies without the media covering their asses.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Just saying. 50 years this Friday since Lee Harvey Oswald, Communist defector, shot John F. Kennedy. Not some vast hokey conspiracy with Elvis and a time machine. One asshole with a surplus rifle. Not the city of Dallas or some Texas hate machine.
If anything, Ruby was doing what any pissed of American would do. Avenging the death of his president.
Friday, November 15, 2013
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Oh, and those people who have lost their policies due to Obamacare....
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Verifying that the press is locked in position after indexing saves cases. I placed marks on the press as visual aids, but mostly a slight tug as I'm guiding the bullet into the seating die does the trick.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Monday, November 11, 2013
Sunday, November 10, 2013
|Pardon my mess|
What I've found works for me is to load in 2 steps. The first run thru de-primes, (I love the primer system, with a hose on the end to drop them directly in a trash can) sizes and bells the case mouth. Then I clean the cases. (cough, sometimes, cough) Hand priming is next, mainly because I am a control freak with primers. You have to go by feel, not sight when priming cases with a progressive press. Maybe I will get used to it. I doubt it. I then feed the cases back into the press with nothing in position one. Two has the belling die. Three is the powder drop- which is just freaking cool to watch in action. Position four seats the bullet, after a quick visual powder check. Five is a Lee Factory Crime Die. I'd say 99% of the time the autoeject works perfectly. I can load 200 primed cases in less than 30 minutes working at a steady pace. I am now out of 40 S&W brass to reload, other than roughly 50 cases held in reserve.
Why buy a progressive press when I'm not using it as one? The real reason I wanted a progressive was to reduce case handling. To load 100 rounds on my single stage, I was touching each case 6 times- sizing, belling, priming, powder drop, bullet seating and crimp die. My hands start cramping by round 50. (Okay, the night I de-glocked, sized and belled 1200 cases was, in hindsight, a bad idea) I thought about a turret press. Couldn't see that much of an advantage over a single stage, though the Lee with the auto advance would almost work the same- size, bell on one die plate, hand pump primers, swap heads powder, seat and crimp on the other die plate.
Below is a quick test of my first batch. That Streamlight helps keep the muzzle on target.