Discussion in 'Other Toys/Hobbies' started by SgtCaboose, Jul 13, 2009.
Thanks! Going to take it off.
Thanks heaps for the feedback everyone, greatly appreciated
I've been properly torn here as the lee kit is up for a great price on ebay, add a full set of dies and a seating thingio and I am good for around $360.
The problem is I have family in the US. I've worked out I can get the RCBS kit and a full set of redding deluxe dies landed with insured postage for ~$520. Seems like both a better long term deal and investment. Especially when I am already ordering a heap of gaskets and small light parts, I'll save another $40 in postage right there.
All this said, it'll take me a while to justify one of those auto powder throwers. They do look like they make it a lot less tedious!
Use a powder thrower once, and you will find out why they are worth so much. Ive seen the RCBS chargemasters on special for $400.
Ive tried multiple others. Lyman make a good unit, not a fan of the hornady one. Thats my experience, but everyone is different.
Agree with all championing for the Chargemaster Combo. Best investment ever.
The automatic throwers would be worth every penny, I'll get a set later when I want and need super accurate and faster dispensing. My skills and knowledge need a lot of work before then
I've watched a few reviews on youtube comparing those three individually or one beside another, then watched a few reviews of the manual throwers and then checking the grain amounts. The differences are quickly made clear
I'm a little that way also, anyone want a rusted-stuck rock chucker?
Have any of you guys encountered splitting in your rifle stocks, and if so, how did you go about repairing them?
I had my Lithgow No1 Mk3 .303 split its stock up from the magazine at a comp the other day, and it appears that replacements are hard to get plus $$!
Depending how bad the split is, its pretty much the end of the stock.
I don't think there is a lot you can do to repair, besides filling the crack or gluing it back together. Sometimes you can cut the wood out and glue a new piece in.
My Sportco 63B had a bit split off the butt, took it to a shop that specialised in repairing old furniture. They stripped the stock, glued it back together, light sand, steamed the dents out and re-varnish. Probably looks better than it did from the factory new. But it was $$.
You have 3 options really. Repair, replacement stock (synthetic if its just a beater), sell as is and buy a new one.
I was going to attempt to glue it with some kind of epoxy - naturally this happened about half an hour after I was informed about soaking linseed oil into the stock to prevent this exact problem.
I would prefer to keep an original stock of some type on it, as it's mainly used for service rifle shoots. I've seen shotgun forends glued up by gunsmiths, but given that it's a $450 rifle, if its needing a total replacement I might be better off just buying another rifle for parts.
Pic related http://imgur.com/p7oo7Pp
Is the rifle matching numbers?
Hell, if you're going to bin it, I'll take it and try and get it working again?
Problem with most of the auto powder throwers is that the scales are pretty average compared to even midrange dedicated scales (Gempro 250s etc).
If Im just loading ammo for shooting steel or fucking around etc, I just manually throw (because its 100x faster than using an auto-dispenser), if Im loading for a match or for a fussy rifle ill throw then trickle the last .5gr on the Gempro.
I wonder if anyone has ever Cerakoted a press?
There's a guy looking for that spring here.
I don't mind it. My reloading process is to do one round at a time so I'm never really waiting for the thrower to finish dispensing. It does it while I'm trimming or priming. The DPS3 is pretty quick too compared to the other throwers on the market. I can see how if I were doing charging in batches how it would get annoying pretty quickly.
What I've seen on some other rifles is to drill a pilot hole, then screw in a brass screw till the crack closes. back it out a bit, fill with epoxy/wood glue then screw it tight, cut it flush and sand it back till smooth. Use as many screws as needed until the crack is sealed. There's plenty of info online about it, give it a google.
Would you know any where selling them for that price at the moment? Ive seen a few second handers pop up on abusedguns but they go within 20 minutes.
I dare say natchezss is your best bet, even with the aud to usd conversion. http://www.natchezss.com/rcbs-chargemaster-dispenser-and-scale-110-volt.html
Just need to buy a 240v power pack from jaycar for about $30 for it.
Can anyone spot me 3k so I can order one of these?
P220 stainless elite SAO, in 10mm. Lawdy.