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Why so much effort on 9mm sizer?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by MGRAY, Nov 14, 2012.

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  1. Certaindeaf

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    I don't think anyone is telling anyone to do anything. A simple matter of physics is being discussed.
     
  2. highlander 5

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    Maybe it's me but I've never noticed any difference in the amount of force neeed to resize say 38 sp and 9 mm cases. Granted all my pistol/revolver dies are carbide so I don't lube cases,somthing tells me you may have a problemm with yyour press or your dies may be out of spec.
     
  3. ReloaderFred

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    Certaindeaf,

    My comment wasn't directed at you. It was directed to those who think it's one way, or no way.

    highlander 5,

    It's not a matter of how things work, it's a matter of age. As you get older, tasks become harder. That's one of the hard and fast rules of life.

    I've been reloading since 1963, and none of the things I did back then when I started are near as easy to perform now, but my love of the sport is greater now than it was back then.

    I'll take any short cut I can to enable me to continue reloading and shooting. If that means putting some lube on 9mm cases, then I'll do it. I load somewhere around 15,000 rounds per year, and my arms and shoulders aren't what they used to be, so I need to sometimes now do what I would have never considered doing 20, 30, 40 or 50 years ago. It works for me.

    Just for information, there's nothing wrong with my dies (RCBS, Redding, Lyman, Dillon and even Lee), nor my presses, which consist of two Hollywood Seniors, an RCBS Rockchucker, a Hornady LNL and a Corbin CSP-1 for swaging bullets. They are all top of the line and work smoothly, but like I mentioned above, my body is wearing out, unlike my equipment...........

    Hope this helps.

    Fred
     
  4. Walkalong

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    As is mine. Young folks will learn it one day. They don't know what it is like to hurt in the morning....just because.....

    Shoulders can't take what they used to, elbows and wrists can't either, and it only gets worse according to my 87 year old mom. I shot a couple of cylinders of .44 Mag last weekend. I really enjoyed it, but if I had tried to shoot a box of 50 like I used to be able to do, it wouldn't have been fun.

    I am not lubing cases for carbide dies, yet, but I see that day coming. :)
     
  5. Certaindeaf

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    Fred, I hear you. I do heavy work with my hands and a ways back was powering through a pile of 9.. the next day my right hand was like a claw. I lube my cases now.. it just makes it so darn easy after a hard day's work.
     
  6. Lost Sheep

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    Are you sure about that?

    How often do any of us disassemble the linkages on our presses, clean and lube them, especially the bushing/channel the ram rides in? A few years' worth of grit from spent primers can make a difference and I never gave it a thought until someone on another thread suggested putting it on a maintenance schedule.

    Of course, putting Zerk fitting in our elbows is not something any of us are likely to do.

    Lost Sheep
     
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    Page 1 was mostly useful commentary. Page 2? Er, uh, not so much. :)
     
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