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WOW! November already, one of my favorite months of the year. My 150 grain Soft Points are loaded, my evil black rifle is sighted in and my neighbors are once again treated to the bright orange cloths hanging on the back of my house airing out. All is good and I’m sure that hunting will go better than the fishing did this year! Best of luck to all of you and your hunting crews. There are memories to be made and it doesn’t get any better than this.
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Bullet Feed Kit
The bullet feeder is designed to directly fit the Lee Pro 1000 and Lee Load-Master presses. Automatically feeds bullets into the mouth of the seating die for pistol calibers only. Align bullets more accurately than possible by hand. Increases the cyclic rate 50 to 100%.
The Bullet Feed Kit is complete for one bullet diameter and range of length. To convert to another caliber or bullet length select appropriate Feed Die & Fingers.
Feed Die and Fingers for listed caliber
Pre-1992 Pro 1000 presses require a new shellplate carrier
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INSIGHT OF THE MONTH:
Selecting The Right Bullet Feed Kit
There are two bullet dimensions that must be considered in the selection of the proper Bullet Feed Kit for your reloading needs. The first is the diameter (caliber) of the bullet you intend to reload. Lee Precision provides 4 different caliber kits. They are .30 & .32, 9mm through .365, .40 through .44 and .45. The second dimension is the length of the bullets. You must measure the actual projectile from base to tip and then select the Bullet Feed Kit with the feed die opening that is closest to but larger than the length of the bullet. This is very important to the function of the feeder because if the opening is too small the bullet will not fit through it and if the opening is too large the bullets will feed right out through the bottom of the feeder. This is because the bullets are stacked in the feeder with the second bullet in the stack sitting on top of the bottom bullet ready to be feed to the case. If the feed die opening is too large the second bullet will not be held upright and it will tip the bottom bullet over. There is only one feed die range for the .30-.32 kit and the .45 kit because bullets for these calibers do not vary much in actual length. The 9mm-.365 kit has three feed die ranges which are, up to .46″, .46″ to .60″ and .60″ to .75″. The .40-.44 kit has two feed die ranges, up to .65″ and .65″ to .80″.
Bullet Feed Trouble Shooting
The trick to getting the bullet feed to work is to remember that there must be more friction between the buffer/action rod than there is between the bullet feed fingers/bullet feed body. Check the fit of the buffer on the action rod. The buffer should be tight and not easy to slide up and down the action rod, while the bullet feed fingers should be free to slide back and forth in their track on the bullet feed body. With only the bullet feed body and feed fingers assembled together, shake them back and forth like a salt shaker. The fingers should snap from stop to stop without binding at either end. One can also experiment with the screw that attaches the feed fingers to the bullet feed body. Too tight will obviously cause the fingers to bind, but too loose can allow the fingers to tip and bind also. Make sure that the dampner does not bind in the attach plate. This usually happens when the action rod is attached at too steep of an angle. Try to mount the bullet feed in such a way as to make the action rod as close to the vertical as possible.