Re: What die setup to use for ultra mag cases in Lee presses?
Actually I can't hold a candle to some of the folks around here, when it comes to "redness". When it comes to engineering, my own mentality is probably more along the lines of "Macgyver".
The problem with creating an adapter is that the pitch of the powder measure threads is about 10tpi, which is waaay coarse for the diameter - completely non-standard. The only possible option that I see, is to cut down the OD of the knurled aluminum drop-tube locking nut that screws onto those plastic threads, allowing it to be press-fit into the top end of the dillon die, with a small flange left at the top, to prevent it from being pressed too far down into the die. This will lock the plastic (bottom end is flared) drop-tube inside of the die, but that should not be an issue, as long as care is taken to properly adjust the depth of the die into the turret, for the length of the cartridge being charged.
That is basically what I already tried to do, But in not having a lathe to "chuck" it into and do it properly, I attempted to do it using only hand tools. Eventually it loosened up too much from usage. I suppose I could remedy the problem by epoxying it in.
Last edited by Max Heat; 09-18-2013 at 02:31 PM.