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Old Today, 08:29 AM   #1
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Silly Observation

When I was a kid, back in the middle of last century, I was convinced that de-tasselling corn was the most boring job ever conceived by man.

I have now discovered that "de-crimping" military brass makes that seem downright spellbinding.

I did a thousand. I may take up golf.
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Old Today, 08:36 AM   #2
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Adding an auditory experience might help. Have you tried listening to your houseplants growing?
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Old Today, 08:47 AM   #3
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One GOOD thing...you only need to do them once...
"Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the Government take care of him; better take a closer look at the American Indian!"
-Henry Ford-
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Old Today, 08:48 AM   #4
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Houseplants actually GROW!? I thought they all just slowly got brown and dropped leaves. What a great forum, you learn something every day!
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Old Today, 09:09 AM   #5
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Assembly line work makes crimp removal seem interesting. The Dillon swager at least makes it go faster. So far I've decrimped about 3500 with it.
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Old Today, 09:39 AM   #6
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I am in the process of decrimping 1000 Federal NT 40 S&W. About 500 done so far. The only thing I can think of that might be worse is listening to the ex-wife.
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Old Today, 10:05 AM   #7
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I don't mind that operation as I have the Dillon Super Swedge.
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Old Today, 10:08 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by joem1945 View Post
I don't mind that operation as I have the Dillon Super Swedge.
I think joem just volunteered to do the next batch for you.
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Old Today, 10:11 AM   #9
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Don't, I repeat, Don't take up golf. It is almost as addicting as reloading.
I don't like trimming cases. Problem is that it is not a one time thing.
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Old Today, 11:38 AM   #10
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I felt the same about trimming. Actually, trimming was like cleaning the gutters without the excitement of working at heights.

However, once I got the WFT and set it up on a little bench top mill I actually kinda like it
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Old Today, 11:44 AM   #11
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Great analogy! I got you on the de-tasselling corn. Close your eyes after a day of it and all you see is green. I worked for Funks G Hybrid as a kid.
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Old Today, 12:56 PM   #12
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I'm in the same boat, but I plan on building my own swager to go on my Rockchucker. My plan is to place it in the place of the priming tool. So right after I deprime & resize just push it the rest of the way down.
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