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by Omega
Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Handloading
Topic: LEE 1000 turret press setup for 300 Blackout
Replies: 7
Views: 145

Re: LEE 1000 turret press setup for 300 Blackout

The Lee turret I have is a 3 hole. It may be more hassle than it's worth... I have a micro saw to cut cartridges, a case annealer and chamfer.. I don't know if this press can handle the neck forming pressure. I have a Harbor Freight arbor press and an extra cartridge holder... build a die holder an...
by Omega
Tue Jul 28, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Handloading
Topic: Issue with forming 300 BLK from 223
Replies: 47
Views: 612

Re: Issue with forming 300 BLK from 223

Yes, without the expander it bells the case mouth. I am not putting the lock nut/insert back in. I can see right down into the die as I’m sizing/forming, the case mouth is not hitting anything. Unrelated question: on a 300 BLK AR upper (or any AR I guess), how hard should you have to push on the ba...
by Omega
Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Handloading
Topic: Issue with forming 300 BLK from 223
Replies: 47
Views: 612

Re: Issue with forming 300 BLK from 223

When you try and size a case with no expander that is when it flares the neck? Do you put the locknut back in? Maybe you are threading it down a bit too far as it looks that can flare the mouth if it hits it. Put some black sharpie on the bottom of the locknut to see if it is hitting the case. It sh...
by Omega
Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Casting
Topic: Basic Casting Manual
Replies: 6
Views: 76

Re: Basic Casting Manual

by Omega
Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Handloading
Topic: Issue with forming 300 BLK from 223
Replies: 47
Views: 612

Re: Issue with forming 300 BLK from 223

What is your OAL before forming? Looks like your case may be too long before you form and it is hitting the mouth before you get a full length size on your case.
by Omega
Fri Jul 24, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Handloading
Topic: Issue with forming 300 BLK from 223
Replies: 47
Views: 612

Re: Issue with forming 300 BLK from 223

As long as the die goes all the way down, then the press should not be an issue. When I formed cases with my Lee dies and Lee Turret press, I had to take a bit off the shell holder and size-turn-size in order to get them to get a pass on the Sheridan slotted gauge. Once I got some Hornady dies and a...
by Omega
Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: WTB Lee 3 hole turret press
Replies: 5
Views: 2282

Re: WTB Lee 3 hole turret press

I have one I can sell or trade you for, PM you contact info, we can work out the details.
by Omega
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Hunting Discussion
Topic: Poaching
Replies: 18
Views: 2568

Re: Poaching

Maybe it's like what happened here a while back. There was a pile of carcases, some decapitated some missing just the back straps etc, turned out there was a hunt club nearby that used the spot to dispose of their left overs. The decapitated ones, and partial harvested were either road kill or wound...
by Omega
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Handloading
Topic: Gauges - Slotted vs. Non
Replies: 25
Views: 6896

Re: Gauges - Slotted vs. Non

This is an old thread, but I did not see anyone talking the cons of slotted gauge. You need to gauge the round twice when using a slotted gauge. Because of the slot there may be a case goof somewhere in the area that is in the slot area, etc. That would only happen if your sizing die has a defect, ...
by Omega
Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Hunting Discussion
Topic: How do you call predators?
Replies: 6
Views: 1936

Re: How do you call predators?

I went cheap, I built one out of instructions online with parts from radio shack. I haven't really been hunting them seriously yet, I've "talked" to a few but none have come out in daylight, and we can't hunt them at night. I purchased one of those cat toys, a ball with a tail, which I plan on intro...