Tech Ninja's Safety Assisting Case Blocks System


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Tech Ninja
January 8, 2013, 07:23 PM
As we all know we are responsible for the safety of our reloads.
We make safe reloads by paying careful attention to what we are doing.

There are devices like the Powder Cop that can double check our work but we should not depend on them to insure safe reloads. Some reloaders insist such devices are a crutch for poor reloading practices.

The way I look at is why not have equipment that assists me in making safe reloads?

I don't want to depend on any device but want devices that help me prevent errors.
I want to have cases labeled and under control at all times.

The blocks are designed to make 10 .30-30 cartridges. Why just 10? Because that's all I usually need and doing just 10 keeps the process manageable.


Here's the set up:

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=177421&stc=1&d=1357690555

The Primed block has holes that only allow a case to be inserted upside down. Putting a charged case here dumps the powder.

The hole in the powder feed block is the only place I ever charge a case. As soon as the case is charged it goes into the Charged block.

The workflow:

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=177422&stc=1&d=1357690763

After the Charged block is full it goes to the press for each case to get a bullet. It then goes into the Not Crimped block. When the Not Crimped block is full the cartridges go back to the press for a crimp and then into an ammo box.

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=177423&stc=1&d=1357690763

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=177424&stc=1&d=1357690763

So what do you think?

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rcmodel
January 8, 2013, 07:50 PM
I think it is no more safe, and not quite as much fool-proof as a single 50 or 60 round loading block.

With empty cases primer up on one end.
And charged cases mouth up on the other end.
And 10 or 20 empty holes between them.

Then when you seat, quicker still, a coffee can hung under the press to drop them in for later crimping.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j219/rcmodel/Counter1.jpg



The writing on the sides of your 3 blocks will soon become white noise and tuned out.
As soon as your eyes & brain become used to seeing it there every time you reload.

rc

ReloaderFred
January 8, 2013, 08:33 PM
rc,

You have the same counter on your Rockchucker I have on mine, only mine is mounted on the other side of the press.

Fred

Hondo 60
January 8, 2013, 10:05 PM
Tech Ninja - I like your setup.
What are the blocks made from?

All4eyes
January 10, 2013, 07:27 PM
What kind of counter is that and how does it work. Thanks

Tech Ninja
January 10, 2013, 07:31 PM
Tech Ninja - I like your setup.
What are the blocks made from?

Douglas Fir and some white spray paint.

What kind of counter is that and how does it work. Thanks

It's actually an electronic weight scale. At least it was until I dropped it.

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