You just may just find that you need more than one PID.
I know I did.

I added a thermocouple to a Lee mold.
►Keeping the mold around the same temp keeps bullet weights more consistent.
►I've since found that I get more consistent fill out around 400F with similar bullet release, but have trouble in between. I have no idea why this is since my NOE mold only likes one temp range.

Just a tip for storing leftover primers.

I tried a Bright Red Orange from Powder Buy The Pound.

I finally made my way down to the bench.
Now I just need to heal up before good weather gets here.

Roll Crimpers - Forest Camping vs BPI

I had a little issue with my Hornady Cam Lock trimmer.

I whipped up a simple 300 BO cutoff jig.
►If all went as planned, I'm recovering from knee surgery, so I won't be quick to reply.
►Proxxon saw:
►Proxxon Blade:

I never saw this coming.

Different stainless media + different caliber brass = different issues.

How I store my extra Lyman turret plate.

►Sveroboy Slug Jig (ala Thor's Axe)
►BPI Original Brush Wad (BW12) modification option

I revamped the mold guide.

The Lee mold guide kinda sucks, but I don't have crap aluminum to make a fancy shelf style guide... but I do have scrap wood, so I made a po' man's version.

Here's the method I now use to sort jackets and cores for swaging.

Time for a late Christmas gift.

I found a way around the depriming issues for the most part, but it may not work with all dies.

I bought a new brass catcher, and it looks like Caldwell finally has some competition.
►I was going to give the GF to my sister for her AR9, but decided to keep it (I'll have to buy her another one).
►The Velcroon the GF is still pretty aggressive.
►GF Brass Catcher:
►The GF adapter isn't currently listed (I paid $11 for it, while the Caldwell is currently $15).

I grabbed a couple SW pistol powders for the upcoming AR9 build.

►SW Burn Rate Chart:

I upped my SS media to 10 lbs.

Some DIY projects to get ready for reloading for 9mm.

I've run into some real issues when priming and depriming on this press.

Lyman Brass-Smith All-American 8 Turret (now that's a mouthful).

People warned me about the priming system, and they weren't wrong (a RCBS universal hand primer is next on my shopping list)..

Ballistic Tools gauges, a 3 way trim head issue, and some random brass stuff.


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I may be crazy, but I'm not insane!

Mostly swaging related with a bit of this and that thrown in here and there.