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beefcakeb0
08-20-2011, 01:16
I was wondering how much people have invested in their reloading.

I would like to have one of those automatic feeding and loading machines someday. One that does all the work. Seems like a little manufacturing plant in your home or shed or something. As long as you keep specs in check it is similar right?

So, how much for an ultimate reloading setup/how much do you have invested?

Three-Five-Seven
08-20-2011, 06:22
What kind of shooting sports are you involved with ?

jmorris
08-20-2011, 07:37
The camdex and ammoload machines you are talking about are $25,000+- for one caliber and the conversion kits are about $7,500 each.

I have built a lot of my own reloading gear but would guess I have around $10k in equipment.

DoctaGlockta
08-20-2011, 08:13
The camdex and ammoload machines you are talking about are $25,000+- for one caliber and the conversion kits are about $7,500 each.

I have built a lot of my own reloading gear but would guess I have around $10k in equipment.

You really should toot your own horn and give us a tour of what you have built. I remember seeing bits and pieces on here before. It was all very, very impressive and I think it would be a great contribution to the board.

fredj338
08-20-2011, 08:13
The camdex and ammoload machines you are talking about are $25,000+- for one caliber and the conversion kits are about $7,500 each.

I have built a lot of my own reloading gear but would guess I have around $10k in equipment.

Yep, fully automated, push a button, Camdex. Then again if a 1050 w/ bullet feeder (about $1500) & a little elbow grease can't do it for you, maybe just buy factory ammo.:whistling:

PCJim
08-20-2011, 10:26
I'm sure Morris would take that 1050 and automate it with a compressed air drive system.

unclebob
08-20-2011, 11:06
I'm sure Morris would take that 1050 and automate it with a compressed air drive system.

http://www.reloaders.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=71

GioaJack
08-20-2011, 11:31
You don't need a lot of equipment, you just need a good butler.


Jack

ursoboostd
08-20-2011, 14:34
http://www.reloaders.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=71

Nice! I haven't see that one.

beefcakeb0
08-20-2011, 15:05
Really, I am too poor to be able to afford such a grandeur device, but one can dream no?
I am into shooting any kind of sports, and just wonder who here has some decked out machines whizzing in the other room. I would imagine ventilation would be required ?:dunno:

Angry Fist
08-20-2011, 15:14
You don't need a lot of equipment, you just need a good butler.


Jack
Jack, show him the video you made.


Howdy, B0!

beefcakeb0
08-20-2011, 20:35
Jack, show him the video you made.


Howdy, B0!

I have seen some sweet setups, show me what you have:cool:

Howdy MO:wavey:

Shadyscott69
08-20-2011, 20:39
I have seen some sweet setups, show me what you have:cool:

Howdy MO:wavey:

Oh dang. You might as well have said "Beetlejuice" three times. :faint:

GioaJack
08-20-2011, 21:00
Jack, show him the video you made.


Howdy, B0!

I have seen some sweet setups, show me what you have:cool:

Howdy MO:wavey:


It is an internet myth that a large amount of equipment is needed to have a fully stocked loading room. The minimum amount of equipment to produce huge quantities of high quality ammunition amounts to nothing more than a tong tool and a satellite programed flat panel.

Those who buy more equipment than that suffer from weak minds and feeble bodies.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcT6Tyv4Unw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Esf-fUo9Qk


Jack

beefcakeb0
08-20-2011, 21:01
Oh dang. You might as well have said "Beetlejuice" three times. :faint:

:dunno::eyebrow:

Angry Fist
08-20-2011, 23:45
I have seen some sweet setups, show me what you have:cool:

Howdy MO:wavey:
All I have is a bucket of lead, skillet and muffin tin.

beefcakeb0
08-21-2011, 01:16
:crying: I don't have any clue what that means, you make blocks?:whistling:All I have is a bucket of lead, skillet and muffin tin.

KiloBravo
08-21-2011, 08:52
It is an internet myth that a large amount of equipment is needed to have a fully stocked loading room. The minimum amount of equipment to produce huge quantities of high quality ammunition amounts to nothing more than a tong tool and a satellite programed flat panel.

Those who buy more equipment than that suffer from weak minds and feeble bodies.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcT6Tyv4Unw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Esf-fUo9Qk


Jack

OMG! Now that is funny! :rofl: Now I feel bad for not checking back in sooner. Haha

jmorris
08-21-2011, 19:16
You really should toot your own horn and give us a tour of what you have built. I remember seeing bits and pieces on here before. It was all very, very impressive and I think it would be a great contribution to the board.


This is homemade stuff that saved thousands.

brass sorter

http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv5/qvideo/sorter.jpg

remote reloading stand to work up loads at the range.

http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv5/qvideo/gn/3533895716_0a7f11a958.jpg

Mooner, you have to click to play. if it works.
http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o213/jmorrismetal/?action=view&current=mooner.mp4

Bullet feeders

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o213/jmorrismetal/feeder4.jpg

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o213/jmorrismetal/feeder2.jpg

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o213/jmorrismetal/reloading/bullet%20feeder/DSC01472.jpg

jmorris
08-21-2011, 19:17
case feeder

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o213/jmorrismetal/reloading/DSC02187.jpg


again gt doesn't like video links so...

http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o213/jmorrismetal/reloading/SDcasefeed/?action=view&current=MOV02172.mp4


full auto roll sizing machine

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o213/jmorrismetal/reloading/casepro/DSC02028-1.jpg


full auto annealing machine

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o213/jmorrismetal/annealer/DSC01810.jpg

jmorris
08-21-2011, 19:18
full auto bullet caster

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o213/jmorrismetal/caster3.jpg

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o213/jmorrismetal/caster5.jpg


http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o213/jmorrismetal/caster4.jpg

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o213/jmorrismetal/caster1.jpg

full auto bullet sizer

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o213/jmorrismetal/center.jpg

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o213/jmorrismetal/left.jpg

jmorris
08-21-2011, 19:20
brass vac

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o213/jmorrismetal/reloading/brass/IMG00293.jpg

there is some other stuff and an auto drive for a 1050 but no photos uploaded

Hoser
08-21-2011, 20:03
I have a few 1050s, a couple 550s, a Co-Ax, a Prometheus, a roll sizer, a Spolar, a 50 press, some benchrest loading dies and other misc tools

So about $15-20K in my reloading room. Money well spent. It was that or hookers and blow.

jmorris
08-21-2011, 20:16
Money well spent. It was that or hookers and blow.


I have spent most of my money on beer and women, the rest I have just waisted.

beefcakeb0
08-22-2011, 04:11
:wow::shocked:

Now that's what I am talking about. :faint:

DoctaGlockta
08-22-2011, 06:36
full auto bullet caster

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o213/jmorrismetal/caster3.jpg

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o213/jmorrismetal/caster5.jpg


http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o213/jmorrismetal/caster4.jpg

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o213/jmorrismetal/caster1.jpg

full auto bullet sizer

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o213/jmorrismetal/center.jpg

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o213/jmorrismetal/left.jpg

Like I said before => Amazing work. I had never seen the auto bullet caster and sizer. Thanks for sharing. Art

beefcakeb0
07-04-2014, 21:47
just wanted to bump this for potential updates.

Angry Fist
07-05-2014, 08:49
Not ultimate by any means, but did finally get a rig! I have yet to spend more than $1000 on equipment, though.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/zz13/MO_FUGGAZ/Setup.jpg

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/zz13/MO_FUGGAZ/LeeandPID.jpg

blastfact
07-06-2014, 13:03
Way to go AF! Glad to see you progressing. :)

jmorris
07-06-2014, 14:00
I didn't realize I didn't post videos of anything back in 2011.

Here is one of the bullet casting machine.

Auto bullet caster - YouTube

One of the bullet sizer.

Auto bullet sizer - YouTube

One of the PLC controlled 1050.

Computer controlled Dillon 1050 - YouTube

Angry Fist
07-06-2014, 17:30
I didn't realize I didn't post videos of anything back in 2011.

Here is one of the bullet casting machine.

Auto bullet caster - YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2U1ujg_nzo)

One of the bullet sizer.

Auto bullet sizer - YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eANEMBS_V_0)

One of the PLC controlled 1050.

Computer controlled Dillon 1050 - YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrFhnDQ-eUU)Stop making the rest of us look like cavemen! :fist:


Very sweet setups... must be loads of fun to run all that. :wavey:

jmorris
07-06-2014, 19:01
Very sweet setups... must be loads of fun to run all that.

Actually more fun doing it all manually than "running" my QC / packaging department, sometimes.

http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv5/qvideo/IMG_20130718_135216_122_zpsdead8f17.jpg

http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv5/qvideo/IMG_20130719_163215_134_zpsb41f36d0.jpg

Still nice to have both though.

Angry Fist
07-06-2014, 20:08
Actually more fun doing it all manually than "running" my QC / packaging department, sometimes.

http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv5/qvideo/IMG_20130718_135216_122_zpsdead8f17.jpg

http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv5/qvideo/IMG_20130719_163215_134_zpsb41f36d0.jpg

Still nice to have both though.
My girls helped sort all the brass, weigh boolits, and measure OAL, as well as pull the handle a few times. Might as well get them started too. :supergrin:

jmorris
07-06-2014, 20:37
I don't let her handle dirty brass. General rule for me is, if I wouldn't put it in my mouth, it doesn't get in her hands.

I also built a machine to sort brass before she existed.

This is a video of the first run.
http://s121.photobucket.com/user/jmorrismetal/media/sorterhopper.mp4.html

This is what it looked like when put to use.
http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o213/jmorrismetal/reloading/sorter.jpg