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:D I have a progressive press, it's a SDB Dillon. I weight my .38/.357s &.44s about every ten rounds. I empty my catch bin about every 20 to 25 rounds on the bench. Less to pull apart if I make a mistake. Now my .45s I can see in them and I only check the weight about every 30 to 40 rounds. Does anybody else do it that way? Tell us what your system is.[^][?][?][^]
 

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Baldy, we use rcbs 2000 progressive with our .45 colt about the same way, maybe a little more often. use a redding press for my rifles, trickle weigh each round, quite a bit slower but only shoot a fraction of what we shoot in .45 colt.
 

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Don't check my .45ACP's very often. Can see if it drops a charge every time and the press drops fairly accurate amounts each time. If I'm loading Rifle Ammo. where accuracy is important then I check a lot closer.
 

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I used to do that, but I got a powder cop die and you can see it every round. It has a o-ring around a rod that should be the same every time.
 

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quote:Originally posted by Baldy

:D I have a progressive press, it's a SDB Dillon. I weight my .38/.357s &.44s about every ten rounds. I empty my catch bin about every 20 to 25 rounds on the bench. Less to pull apart if I make a mistake. Now my .45s I can see in them and I only check the weight about every 30 to 40 rounds. Does anybody else do it that way? Tell us what your system is.[^][?][?][^]
On my SD I check the first 2-3 loads then somewhere around the 25th after that I check the first one every time I start the next 100. The 1050 it has a powder check die so all I need to do is set it and go.
 

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i check the first few then i load untill the powder level drops about 1/4 them i check them again.

i watch every powder drop and its easy to see into the case using my turrent press so im not to worried.

never had a problem yet.
 

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Once my measure is set I will rarely check a load. Once the charge is weighed, and the measure locked nothing is going to change. I will run a check if I go to another can of powder that might be from another lot, but otherwise no. After reloading thousands of rounds I've learned to trust my equipment. I never load at or near the red line, and I've never had one differ but a few tenths of a grain. Another thing I do is stick with a powder that gives as high a loading density as possible. That way if you do by some chance have a double charge, your going to catch it right away because it will spill over. I have adjustable charge bars on both of my shotgun presses, and have never touched them in over 30,000 trap loads. Bill T.
 

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blady i use a lyman tmag2 and a lee pro auto disk with adjustable charge bar or my lyman 55 depending on the round.

i like my turrent to much to ever trade or sell it off but maybe someday ill get a dillon for my most used rounds.
 

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Hey Creepy now tell me if I am wrong but you can see the powder when you charge a shell can't you? A fellow ask me that the other day and I didn't know the answer. I have never seen one set up and running. Thanks.
 

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yup, when you pull the handle down the bar in the auto disk moved twards you to the drop tube and the you can watch the poweder fall from the bar and as you lower the handle you can see the powder in the case again, you have to be sitting about level with it of course good overhead light makes it easy to spot.





maybe these will help, first is no brass, 2nd pic is brass flared/charged
 

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OK Creepy I see what you are talking about. Thanks a millon for giving me pictures and all. Made it real easy to understand. Have a good day. Baldy.
 
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