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Whats your favorite reloading gadget Bought or made

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by jeeptim, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. jeeptim

    jeeptim Well-Known Member

    Whats your favorite reloading gadget Bought or made
    I got a RCBS primer pocket swagger from an estate sale a few years back it dose sm & lg also has caliber specific-ish pins that go in the die works amazingly well, so well I swagged 1000s of cases for later use, it sat for a year + and haven't used it. I have the one year rule if I don't use something for a year (other then consumables) It has to go So I posted it on G/B while it was listed thought I would Do any cases that I had. I forgot how well this worked fast easy. So now that I have used it it has another year. Took it off G/B immediately.
    The other Item is a possum Hollow case trimmer (it's my buddys) I have the RCBS trimm pro with a drill hooked up to it thought that was fast NO It's not The P.H. trimmer for the .308 I would venture to guess 500 an hr and the trimm pro 100 to 150 an hr. Only draw back to the P.H. is caliber specific so it can get a lil pricy and only works for shouldered cases.
    And the other is my reloading bench it's an old SUN tune cabinet that had the engine tune up machine/computer from the 70s metal on wheels made a wood top for it. door in the front that locks I can fit 15 ammo cans in it and once I'm done just wheel it in the corner and be done with it. Think I'm gonna post some pix.
    Let us know what reloading tool has really WOWED you. Stuff to enhance the operation we already have. Gonna go git some pix.
  2. capreppy

    capreppy Well-Known Member

    My buddy and I went halfsies on a Giraud Trimmmer and an RCBS Chargemaster dispenser. Both have been wow purchases.
  3. mtrmn

    mtrmn Well-Known Member

    CH4D swaging/priming kit. Fastest swager ever seen. Tough and made in USA. CHEAP--- ~$40 shipped!
  4. HKGuns

    HKGuns Well-Known Member

  5. kingmt

    kingmt Well-Known Member

    A second primer ram for my CH4D. :)
  6. bonez

    bonez Active Member

  7. Spade5

    Spade5 Well-Known Member

    Home made primer pocket cleaner

    I take about a 1 inch piece of stranded electrical wire and strip off a quarter inch or so of insulation to make a "brush." I chuck it up in my drill press or Dremel on sllow speed. It does a great job of cleaning the pocket and does not eat up any of the brass. Cheap and disposable, sort of like me.
  8. dickttx

    dickttx Well-Known Member

    I kind of agree with bonez. I thought a media separator was kind of silly. But I kept having media all over my bench even after shaking and shaking the strainer, and even picking cases up individually and tapping them. Finally bought a Berry's and it is one of the best $30 I have spent.
    Probably even more useful is my set of crochet hoops I use to corral cases and bullets while loading, and everything else that would roll around on my bench.
  9. dsm

    dsm Well-Known Member

    Benchsource case annealer and a Hoover bullet tipping die.
  10. morcey2

    morcey2 Well-Known Member

    I made a trail-boss dipper out of an 8x57 yugo surplus case chopped off at the shoulder and a copper wire soldered to it as a handle. Kept shaving the shoulder until it dipped about 15.5 grains. I use it for both 8x57 and 30-06 loads.
  11. FROGO207

    FROGO207 Well-Known Member

    I would say the Hornaday Cam-lock bullet puller and set of collets. Saved my arm countless hours of disassembling unknown ammo to salvage components or make "Mexican Match" ammo.
  12. flashhole

    flashhole Well-Known Member

    The Lee 3-Jaw Chuck.
  13. Frankl03

    Frankl03 Well-Known Member

    1. Dillon 600 super swager. Makes swaging which is a pain go pretty fast.

    The Lee bulge buster. I had lots of .40 brass with Glock bulge. the bulge buster takes it right out. I comes in a round plastic case which you then use to catch the cartridges as they come out the top of the bulge buster.
  14. cfullgraf

    cfullgraf Well-Known Member

  15. rfwobbly

    rfwobbly Well-Known Member

    I made this primer deflector for my Dillon 550 on the advice from another forum. It's my favorite because it was so fun to make.

    Directions read, "First, empty a beer can...." :D

  16. HighExpert

    HighExpert Well-Known Member

    Roller handle for my 550B. The original knob was a pain when loading 1000-1500 rounds at a sittling.
  17. twice barrel

    twice barrel Well-Known Member

    Lee auto disc powder measures. Either one.
  18. jmorris

    jmorris Well-Known Member

    Toss up between my bullet caster




    Or the computer controlled 1050.

    This one is a video, click photo to play.
  19. daboone

    daboone Well-Known Member

    This device save a bunch of time and is a pleasure to use.

  20. whipper

    whipper Well-Known Member

    Going stainless,
    I love the way it cleans brass. Makes it look like brand new.

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