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August 2021

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                                   AUGUST 2021 NEWSLETTER

What’s Your TITAN Advantage?….WE RELOAD!
***Your Reloading Specialists***

We have some exciting news for August, but along with this will be Service Interruptions.

On Thursday, August 5th at 8 AM CST we will be changing to a new website. During this transfer we will be ‘Under Maintenance Mode’ and not accepting orders. We will be getting this done asap but it may be two days for the amount of work to be done.

In the end of August we are getting a new parking lot. The Showroom will be Closed from Aug. 29, 2021 to Sept.6, 2021. Due to lack of access to the Store, we will be going on vacation. Upon return we will process orders in the order they were received. UPS Orders received after Noon CST 8/28/21 and USPS orders received after Noon CST 8/29/21 will be shipped upon return.

We are truly enjoying all the friends we have made through Titan Reloading and look forward to many more. Feel free to contact us. When possible, please email us rather than call. Due to our limited phone system and staff we are able to respond to your questions quicker via email. Please include your full name or order ID number with any order inquiries. Service and Support is our top priority. As always, you will find many answers to questions in the “FAQ” and “Help Videos” areas of our website www.titanreloading.com . Check us out on YouTube .

Dennis / Titan Reloading

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Classic Cast Turret Press Kit

Classic Cast Turret Press Kit

This kit and a set of Lee dies is everything you need to begin reloading. The Classic Cast Turret features solid steel linkage and a cast iron base.The Classic Cast Turret is fast and convenient when loading handgun cartridges, with rates in excess of 250 rounds per hour possible.

The kit includes the Auto Drum powder measure and riser, perfect for all handgun and small rifle cartridges. Large and Small Safety Prime are included making on press priming an ease. Instant change 4 hole turrets make changing calibers a snap. Deactivate the auto-index and batch load the longest and largest rifle cartridges.

Complementing your press kit are the case conditioning tools to prepare your brass for loading. Includes Cutter, Lock Stud, Chamfer Tool, small and large Primer Pocket Cleaner, and a tube of Lee case sizing lube.

Complete your setup with a cartridge specific Case Length Gauge (sold separately). Verify your loads with the included Lee Safety powder scale. Completing the kit is Modern Reloading Second Edition, recently revised with all new load data covering 167 cartridges with over 28,000 loads.

NOTE: The bench plate mounting system shown in the picture is sold separately in the “Press Accessories” category.


Lee Turret Press Indexing Explained

The square ratchet is both free to rotate inside the clamp and held fast by the clamp, depending on which direction the ram is moving.  If you are lowering the press lever (raising the ram) you don’t want the turret to rotate, so the square ratchet must be free to rotate inside the clamp.  The friction between the square ratchet and the index rod causes the square ratchet to slide down to the bottom of the cavity inside the clamp, where it is free to rotate when it passes over the twist in the index rod.  On the upswing of the press lever (as the ram goes down) the drag between the square ratchet and index rod causes the square ratchet to slide up to the top of the cavity inside the clamp, where the square ratchet fits into matching notches in the clamp which prevent the square ratchet from turning, so as it passes the twist in the index rod it turns the turret.

Included with the Deluxe and Classic Turret Presses is a spare black nylon ratchet. This installs inside the black auto index clamp on the steel ram. The square black ratchet rides on the 1/4″x 1/4″ steel index rod. When removing the aluminum turret, be sure to raise the ram to disengage the square ratchet from the twisted part of the rod.

The nylon square ratchet that comes with the turret press is designed to properly index the press for 10s of thousands of rounds; however, an extra does comes with the press. This inexpensive part is made of nylon for two reasons with the first being that if the index rod is operated against the proper rotation, the nylon will fail before any damage occurs to any other part. The second is that they are inexpensive to produce and purchase.

The ratchet enables the indexing without “tweaking” or adjustment. The index rod may be removed and replaced at will without affecting the timing of the press. In the unlikely event that your press was received and not indexing correctly, the ratchet is not the reason and the issue is easily resolved by turret press index alignment.

The only reason the ratchet would be damaged is from forcing the index rod against that ratchet. This generally occurs when turrets are removed with the ram at the bottom of the stroke as the ratchet is engaged during the down stroke. When removing turrets, it is necessary to raise the ram about an inch or so.

A problem can ultimately affect indexing if the ratchet is excessively forced against the index rod, because the top portion of the ram, designed to rotate for another reason, would do so under these circumstances. Then, even with the ratchet replaced, the entire housing is off center. The proper alignment of the housing is completed by using the lever portion of the priming arm and aligning it with the two bumps on the base of the press

The nylon housing that holds the ratchet never needs to be opened other than to eventually replace the nylon ratchet. Remove the index rod, then the housing by removing the horizontal screw. Replace the ratchet remembering to place the flange in the downward position and reattach the nylon housing. This housing does nothing more than contain the ratchet. Do not over tighten the screw because the threads can be stripped.

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