bluers0
bluers0
1 post
Joined April 2020

powder drop in station 1

i recently upgraded from a lee loadmaster to a 650. on my loadmaster i was sizing on a single stage, gauging/trimming, then hand priming b/c the loadmaster's priming system is so terrible. this allowed me to setup the press as follows:

station 1 - expansion/charging
station 2 - powder check
station 3 - bullet feeder
station 4 - bullet seat
station 5 - crimp

I know the 650 is way better than the LM. question is can this be done on the 650? this setup is the most efficient for me, especially when processing random range pickup brass. TIA!
Joe
Joe
128 posts
Joined September 2007

RE: powder drop in station 1

Station 1 is for resizing and decapping. Station 2 for priming and powder charge. You can't charge the case with powder until you've put in a primer, otherwise, you'll have powder coming out of the primer hole in the base of the case. Station 3 is for powder check, Station 4 is for bullet seating, and station 5 for crimp, if necessary.
robertpo
robertpo
23 posts
Joined March 2018

RE: powder drop in station 1

I don’t know what a bullet feed is but if it means putting the bullet in place I think it would be better done in 4 where there is more room.