Thursday, December 10, 2009

Magic is in the Air (or at least on the work table)

"All you need is trust and a little bit of pixie dust." - Peter Pan

"Or even better, some of that magic .223 dust." - Brigid


  1. I like your version of the saying better.

  2. You've been busy! How many cases did you prep to make that pile of "magic .223 dust"?

    I'd put a case prep station on my Christmas wish list but nobobdy in my family is that generous. (At least when it involves shooting)

  3. Did one still have media in it? I hate it when that happens!

  4. I have collected all the tools necessary to reload .223/5.56.

    Except for the case prep station.

  5. Again, mortar and pestle?
    Are you trying to make your own Varget?:}
    I'm not familiar with .223. Do they grow that much? My .308s hardly ever need trimming.

  6. So if you throw the magic .223 dust in the air, and say the right words, what happens? (besides making a mess to clean up)
    Just wondering...

  7. We reload other calibers but for some reason none is as satisfying as .223. Maybe it's all the prep that goes into every completed cartridge. Or is it the grin on my chin when I make it go bang!

  8. My mistake, I am still in the early twentieth century for reloading tools. The only electric powered gadget is my tumbler, and I am stubbornly holding out on buying anything else electric.
    Of course, one day I may buy a progressive press.

  9. I like mine plenty! It's the first thing I bought after the press.
    I took the tool off the wooden-handle Lyman flash-hole de-burr'er and put it on the merry-go-round since the threads thoughtfully matched. Mil-crimp removal gets the most work, and I don't have much to do with the brushes. Got to be careful with the chamfering, it's easy to overdo it.
    Brass prep has a little tedium to it but is also a chorus of quiet contentment. The wheels on the bus go round and round...

  10. Dirtcrashr - wheels of the bus go round and round. Yes, there is a quiet simplicity to it. Beats the heck out of a cold shower, as well.

  11. Repetitive work like that comes up at work once in a while, and while some of my co-workers avoid it like the plague, I enjoy the peace and quiet I get for doing it.

    Ask RX if you're curious.



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