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    Over the past few days loaded up a thousand rounds of 9mm 124gr on my slow Lee turret press.

    Noticed something weird that I hadn't seen before... I'm using the Lee drum powder measure. It has been 100% rock solid. I dialed it in a few years ago for 5.3gr of CFE pistol powder, and every single time I start loading again, I check a few, and without any adjustment, it's always rock solid 5.3gr. Last night I finished up a bottle of powder, so pulled out a new bottle, exact same stuff, purchased around the same timeframe as the last bottle. With the new can, I was getting 5.4-5.5gr per throw. So it seems like for some reason the powder in the new bottle is slightly denser than the previous bottle. A small adjustment, and it's back to 5.3 every time, no variation over the last 500-600 rounds.
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    Seems like this thread ought to have a lot of activity right at the moment. I know several of you have probably loaded every empty piece of brass you own by now...
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    After seeing other members discussing using one of the usb endoscopes as a powder check, decided to try it out. I've got a endoscope that plugs into my phone, picked it up on amazon for $20. It's small enough to fit down the barrel of a .223. Makes it easy to observe the powder level in the round before adding the bullet. Not a major concern on my turret press, but will be once I finally make the move to progressive.

    ended up putting the video onto youtube... it didn't embed using google or vimeo.

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    'Unless a law-abiding individual has a firearm for his or her own defense, the police typically arrive after it is too late. With rigor mortis setting in, they mark and bag the evidence, interview bystanders, and draw a chalk outline on the ground' - Judge Benitez , 2019, Duncan v. Becerra.

    'One of the ordinary modes by which Tyrants accomplish their purpose without resistance is by disarming the people and making it an offense to keep arms.' Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story, 1840.

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    Well I lost one of my index pins on my Dillon 550 so spent an hour or so going through my 40gal garbage can and then my large shop vac and moving this and that and never did find it. I have a setup where my Dillon is mounted on a 3 1/2 foot 2x12 and the Swagger is at the other end. I use welding clamp vice grips to secure it to the workbench by opening a drawer. Well either in moving it from the closet to the bench or while sucking up some spilled powder it went missing. Fun time. Off to find a website that can ship me one now... I like that endoscope idea so may get one of those.

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    Loaded up 1500 9mm, cast another 1000 or so, will powder coat tomorrow

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    Processed 1500 pieces of 6.5CM. FINALLY caught up
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    Just been tumbling brass but i need to get some more cobb and flitz. (Yea just haven't upgraded to Wet & SS yet)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mazin View Post
    Just been tumbling brass but i need to get some more cobb and flitz. (Yea just haven't upgraded to Wet & SS yet)

    It isnt an upgrade. Its just different. It cuts down on the dust is all. It is much more time intensive.
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