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March 2017

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                                   MARCH 2017 NEWSLETTER

I am sooo looking forward to spring and all that it brings. We had a rare spell of warm weather the end of last month and we went to the range a number of times. Shirt sleeves in February was great! It’s been a somewhat mild winter but enough already. The birds have been a lot louder around here in the morning lately, but I can’t tell if they’re complaining like me or just happy to be this close. Either way, I like it. All the boys have reported for spring training now and the bats are crackin’ again, all is good!

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 Google + and Facebook .

Dennis / Titan Reloading

 

FEATURED PRODUCT:

LEE DELUXE PERFECT POWDER MEASURE

No powder measure, regardless of price, has all the features of the Lee Deluxe Powder Measure. Pictured mounted to Powder Measure Stand 90587 (Sold Separately), may also be mounted to any reloading press accepting 7/8-14 threads.

Rugged Construction.

This powder measure features a high pressure die cast diamond-machined body. The precision-machined rotor drum is cast from brass, which is naturally anti static and spark proof.

Eliminates Cut Powder and Jerky Action

A soft elastomer wiper strikes off the metering chamber rather than cut the powder. You’ll be surprised at how smoothly the rotor operates. More importantly, you will enjoy the most uniform of charges.

Easy to Set and Read Micrometer Metering Chamber

Powder charge adjustment is accomplished with a true micrometer adjustable metering chamber. The metering chamber is aluminum with a black anodized finish. Features a crisp, permanent, laser engraved scale. The brass micrometer thimble is engraved with .01cc graduations and has a releasable detent lock. With most rifle powders each click is about a 1/10 of a grain, perfect for working up a load.

Changing Powder is Fast and Easy

Features easily removable hopper with an on/off valve so you can quickly return unused powder to its original container or switch to another type. The hopper feeds to a pre-measuring chamber allowing precise charges regardless of the powder level in the hopper, eliminates the need for an extra powder baffle.

Quick Change Drums

One of the nicest features is the ability to use the new Lee standard quick-change drums (product # 90453). These low cost drums can be preset to your favorite charge and swapped out in seconds.

INSIGHT OF THE MONTH:

Load Master Setup

I have talked about this in the past however we have made many new friends. This insight is critical to the function of the Load Master press and I want to make it available. The following is from an article found in our FAQ section. If these steps are followed most of any problems that can occur on a Load Master will be eliminated.

To get a Load Master working properly, there are a few things to consider that are inherent to the design of the press. First I need to stress the importance of a sturdy bench to mount your Load Master to. The press should not be able to flex and jiggle when you apply pressure to the handle at the top of the ram stroke. The priming system slides the primer on top of  the priming pin just before the top of the ram stroke and then at the top the priming pin is raised to push the primer into the pocket in the case. If the press jiggles at this crucial moment the primer can move slightly. If it moves far enough it will catch one side of the pocket and the primer will tip over. A sturdy bench is an absolute must.

Each die in each set needs to be set properly so that the work is completed at the very top of the stroke. This is more necessary with a Load Master than a Dillon because the Load Master primes on the upstroke and it is an adjustable setting. Consider that if you set a die too deeply to prevent the carrier from reaching the top, and then set the primer seating depth to properly seat primers with this die set, everything works fine. Then, you switch calibers and the next die set allows the carrier to go further up – then your previously set primer system is now setting too deeply. All of the symptoms will show up – tilted primers, smashed primers, broken primer system parts, etc. In conclusion, all die sets should allow the carrier to go to the top and have the work done at that location. If this is done, the primer system has to be set once and that’s it.

If the primer adjustment is set too deeply, what happens is that the primer slider has to try and place a primer up and on an already rising post. This results in damaged parts and mounds of frustration with the above symptoms. This is how to set it properly but you must set the dies properly first as described in the previous paragraph. With no turret in the press, put a fired case (with spent primer in it) into station one and advance it to station #2. Be sure the primer seating depth bolt (on the left side of the press) is turned as high as it will go. When the carrier is at the top with the fired case in station #2, hold the handle down to keep the carrier at the top. With your left hand, push the primer rocker arm (the lever that the depth bolt pushes) down as far as it will go. This puts the priming plunger up tight against the bottom of the case. Turn the primer depth bolt down to meet this location (until it stops), lower the carrier and turn the bolt down further not quite a half turn more and secure it.

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