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Old 12-22-2015, 06:52 PM   #1
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One of my nephews came over with 50 new 9 mm cases - can we reload them ?
I was doing the 50 AE's [ only 3 left - I only do 20 at a time ] at that time . I popped his cases in the tumbler ..
It will be at least an hour before we go to next step . What last time it only took about 30 minutes . [ he had brought his girl friend - don't worry , she is talking to wife ]
I explained the process to him
1st - I clean cases
2nd - check / ream / primer and flash hole [ flash hole - I use a welding tip cleaner
3rd - slightly ream neck
4th - check length - make sure neck is square
5th - lube and let dry
I never knew you did all that - " well it is kind of a one person job and the only difference between a fire case and new one is deprimeing . This is why I have so many ammo boxes .
I thought the press deprimed the case . It will / can , but it won't clean the primer hole or lube
it .
O K while you are here , turn off phone . - you can set up the turret for 9 mm . You look up 9 mm , type of bullet , weight of bullet - now the powder I have . Take scale zero it , weigh the same bullet several times to make sure scale works .
Now look at dies - you don't want a spiker in them . Screw them in one at a time , cycling at least 5 cases thru before you put in next die . Depending on witch bullet you are reloading , I have either 3 or 4 dies [ like the 50 AE - they no longer make a carbide die for it ]
Now you put the powder in the powder holder , put the powder holder for scale under the powder die , pull the chain , weight the power , adjust for more or less . Keep weighing until you get right weight 4 or 5 times .
Now load the shell and bullet tubes . Now load the primer holder .
Now you can start cranking out bullets - do 3 and measure the 1st 3 . If what book says , start cranking them out . Stop at about 10 and put in trays , crank out more . When out of bullets , primers or cases - time to stop , reweigh powder , , check bullet length
Now comes clean up -
1st wipe down powder funnel - put unused powder back into powder bottle . Clean and swab out powder die . Check bullet and case tubes for dirt / lube build up . MT primer holder , clean it , check and clean bullet plate holder . Wipe down scale , clean powder measure-ing
Hope this helps someone .
BTW - I store my powder in an old small refrigerator and bullets in another
to keep them dry - a cement brick in oven - I wrap in an old towel
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