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Scored a New (to me) Sizemaster

Postby cannon » Sat Feb 15, 2014 7:24 pm

Grabbed it off Gunbroker for a pretty light price. Looks like a brand new one & came in original box with 2 charge bars, all the accessories, and a tube of MEC anti-seize lube. Win. Gonna set her up on the new bench at the compound next to the progressive.

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Postby Gcdhunter » Sat Feb 15, 2014 7:53 pm

sweet looking bench. I'm working on building one right now in my dungeon basement. Thanks you have given me some ideas
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Postby cannon » Sat Feb 15, 2014 8:20 pm

Gcdhunter wrote:sweet looking bench. I'm working on building one right now in my dungeon basement. Thanks you have given me some ideas


Thanks, bro. I used to load at my office . . .

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At home, I use a Harbor Freight bench . . .

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When I built this latest, I went for cheap & heavy. It's 8' long and is 3/4" birch ply over 3/4" sturdi-floor ply over 2x4's on 12" centers, lag bolted to 4x4's and to the wall. Grand total, I've got less than $300 in it, and though not the prettiest thing I've done, I wouldn't flinch at parking my truck on it.


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Postby 3200 man » Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:26 am

Wow that's a good score , for loading 3" ?

A true investment :thumbsup: OH Yea , good job on the bench ! I'm jealous of you design :yes:
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Re: Scored a New (to me) Sizemaster

Postby Gcdhunter » Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:45 am

cannon wrote:
Gcdhunter wrote:sweet looking bench. I'm working on building one right now in my dungeon basement. Thanks you have given me some ideas


Thanks, bro. I used to load at my office . . .

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At home, I use a Harbor Freight bench . . .

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I will also go cheap but sturdy. I've got a 3/4" sheet of oak ply that should be perfect for the top. I like the way you did your shelves they to look very sturdy. Was going to hang mine off the wall but your construction may prove stronger. Gonna start a thread on this topic
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Re: Scored a New (to me) Sizemaster

Postby cannon » Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:48 am

3200 man wrote:Wow that's a good score , for loading 3" ?

A true investment :thumbsup: OH Yea , good job on the bench ! I'm jealous of you design :yes:


Yeah. I already have a couple steel masters & a 20 gauge size master. The PW will load 3", but it is a pain in the butt to set up.

I saw this one for $165, and it occurred to me that it would be nice to keep both steel masters at home, with one set up for 2.75" & the other for 3". I'll put this one on the new bench for hand loads.
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Postby Rob MacK » Sun Feb 16, 2014 8:39 am

Is that all nickel plated??? I have not seen that before. Sounds like a great deal.

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Postby cannon » Sun Feb 16, 2014 2:06 pm

Rob MacK wrote:Is that all nickel plated??? I have not seen that before. Sounds like a great deal.

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Chrome or nickel or something. Says Wisconsin High School Shoot on it. Came from a Wisconsin seller on GB.
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Re: Scored a New (to me) Sizemaster

Postby Super X 3 » Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:14 am

Cannon

Do you have problems with the sizemasters bulging the bottom of your hulls? My steelmaster will not de-primer a hull without bulging the flat base.

I've tried everything to center but it still does it.
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Re: Scored a New (to me) Sizemaster

Postby cannon » Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:13 am

Super X 3 wrote:Cannon

Do you have problems with the sizemasters bulging the bottom of your hulls? My steelmaster will not de-primer a hull without bulging the flat base.

I've tried everything to center but it still does it.


I haven't noticed it, but that doesn't mean it ain't happening. You may have your collet screwed down too tight. You can flip the machine and back the nut off underneath and unscrew the collet a bit. Dunno if it will help.
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Re: Scored a New (to me) Sizemaster

Postby DoubleDutchChuck » Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:42 pm

Super X 3 wrote:Cannon

Do you have problems with the sizemasters bulging the bottom of your hulls? My steelmaster will not de-primer a hull without bulging the flat base.

I've tried everything to center but it still does it.


I use 3 sizemasters and one steelmaster and have never experienced this problem in 20+ years. I can only see two possible causes for this. First one being, if the deprime punch is possibly set too low and is pushing the brass bottom of the hull. The second possible cause would be the collet resizer. If the collet is set to resize too small, it may be squeezing the brass rim of the hull and causing it to bulge. Or the collet doesn't meet specs and is incorrect in size dimensions. Just an opinion.............
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Re: Scored a New (to me) Sizemaster

Postby lostknife4 » Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:53 pm

Super X 3 wrote:Cannon

Do you have problems with the sizemasters bulging the bottom of your hulls? My steelmaster will not de-primer a hull without bulging the flat base.

I've tried everything to center but it still does it.


Inside the base of the collet is a tube about 3" long with a flange on one end that the hull sits on. That tube may be missing from your collet sizer. I couldn't find the parts breakdown on the Net but this exploded parts view is almost the same from a Sizemaster.
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Re: Scored a New (to me) Sizemaster

Postby cannon » Thu Feb 20, 2014 2:50 pm

lostknife4 wrote:
Super X 3 wrote:Cannon

Do you have problems with the sizemasters bulging the bottom of your hulls? My steelmaster will not de-primer a hull without bulging the flat base.

I've tried everything to center but it still does it.


Inside the base of the collet is a tube about 3" long with a flange on one end that the hull sits on. That tube may be missing from your collet sizer. I couldn't find the parts breakdown on the Net but this exploded parts view is almost the same from a Sizemaster.
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This is highly possible. Good thought, lost. I can remember putting my first Steelmaster together and seeing that thing lying in the bottom of the box. Took me an hour to figure out where it went.

The new Sizemaster ain't as fluid as my older ones. Upstroke is rough and the primer feed needs some work. Just doesn't have the new knocked off of it yet.
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Re: Scored a New (to me) Sizemaster

Postby DoubleDutchChuck » Thu Feb 20, 2014 6:07 pm

lostknife4 wrote:
Super X 3 wrote:Cannon

Do you have problems with the sizemasters bulging the bottom of your hulls? My steelmaster will not de-primer a hull without bulging the flat base.

I've tried everything to center but it still does it.


Inside the base of the collet is a tube about 3" long with a flange on one end that the hull sits on. That tube may be missing from your collet sizer. I couldn't find the parts breakdown on the Net but this exploded parts view is almost the same from a Sizemaster.
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Re: Scored a New (to me) Sizemaster

Postby Super X 3 » Sun Feb 23, 2014 3:37 pm

I guess that's it. I've lost my shell lifter somehow.
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Re: Scored a New (to me) Sizemaster

Postby wildflights » Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:41 pm

SuperX3- Are your hulls dropping fully during sizing?
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Re: Scored a New (to me) Sizemaster

Postby lostknife4 » Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:33 pm

Should have the "new" worn off it by now, closed season and all..............
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Re: Scored a New (to me) Sizemaster

Postby cannon » Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:02 pm

lostknife4 wrote:Should have the "new" worn off it by now, closed season and all..............
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Re: Scored a New (to me) Sizemaster

Postby 3200 man » Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:21 am

Cannon Last I heard he was at 82 yds on a sitting Duck ! Yep , priceless :lol:

If he ever gets those Tungsten bullets crammed into a hull along with his good looking roll-crimps , he will be a true
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Re: Scored a New (to me) Sizemaster

Postby lostknife4 » Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:25 am

3200 man wrote:Cannon Last I heard he was at 82 yds on a sitting Duck ! Yep , priceless :lol:

If he ever gets those Tungsten bullets crammed into a hull along with his good looking roll-crimps , he will be a true
international hunter right from home , that's why I'm working on my bunker , Now ! :yes:


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