Wednesday, 23 November 2016
Monday, 21 November 2016
Wednesday, 9 November 2016
With some White and Red Oak I fashioned ten + one(11) Re-Loading trays. Trays are nominally; 9 ¼” x 4 ½” x 11/16” thick
Prototype: one tray to gauge proportions and ergonomics.
Alpha Set: primary design consideration is the 45 Long Colt, each tray managing up to 50 cases. Set of five Red Oak trays; two lots of; 25 9/16” holes on a ¾” grid spaced with 1” separation.
Beta Set: design considerations are: 9mm, 38sp, 357 Sig., each tray managing up to 50 cases. Set of five White Oak trays; two lots of: 25 7/16” holes on a ¾” grid spaced with 1” separation.
One hundred and forty two (142) 45 LC cases ready to process.Trays with Oil Finish:A number of manufacturers produce trays in the $5 – $9 range (plastic) and approx. $32 for aluminum trays. Midway USA carries most brands and offerings. Using some leftover wood is an economic solution.
Friday, 14 October 2016
Wednesday, 5 October 2016
Early on I decided to add RED DOT sights to a few pistols. This started as a way to help my kids enjoy the shooting sports. Now I enjoy them for their ease of use when shooting a variety guns. This matrix will help track the battery types I need. New batteries in the range box and all guns checked out as; A Ok. 10/05/16
Wednesday, 28 September 2016
Having loaded 1,000 round on the XL 650, using a Dillon Carbide Die set.
I had 26 loads that failed the “L E Wilson Case Gauge” inspection. All exhibited a slight “case bulge” near the case base .. often referred to as the “Glock Bulge”. These 26 cartridges were successfully ran through the Lee Factory Crip die set up for Sizing 40 S&W.