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nickE10mm
01-09-2012, 17:57
I splurged over the weekend and ordered a few AWESOME goodies...

1) a Lee Classic Cast Turret press to replace my (now for sale) Deluxe Turret
2) a Wolff 20lb uncaptured spring/rod combo for my G20SF

...the kicker...

3) a semi drop-in, stock length BarSto barrel for my G20SF. These typically require filing both the horizontal and vertical hood dimensions to fit the slide. This is just what I wanted. :) This will not be my first minor gunsmith projects using a file and emery paper.

4) a TT Gunleather slim IWB for my G20SF for CCW

CAN'T WAIT to be able to start shooting the same loads I shoot in my Fusion, in the Glock (nuclear and lead/cast)!!

That's all... just had to vent. :)

OregonG20
01-09-2012, 18:40
I splurged over the weekend and ordered a few AWESOME goodies...

1) a Lee Classic Cast Turret press to replace my (now for sale) Deluxe Turret
2) a Wolff 20lb uncaptured spring/rod combo for my G20SF

...the kicker...

3) a semi drop-in, stock length BarSto barrel for my G20SF. These typically require filing both the horizontal and vertical hood dimensions to fit the slide. This is just what I wanted. :) This will not be my first minor gunsmith projects using a file and emery paper.

4) a TT Gunleather slim IWB for my G20SF for CCW

CAN'T WAIT to be able to start shooting the same loads I shoot in my Fusion, in the Glock (nuclear and lead/cast)!!

That's all... just had to vent. :)

I have that same press. Love it. Crank 'em out quick with that one.

Good shootin!

blastfact
01-09-2012, 20:19
You will like the new press.

Let us know how the barrel works out. :)

_The_Shadow
01-09-2012, 20:45
Nick about your Bar-Sto barrel fitting, I found an oil stone to be of use when fitting my Bar-Sto barrels for my S&W1006...working squarely and slowly. Good luck!

nickE10mm
01-09-2012, 21:07
About the new press... I am upgrading from the Deluxe Turret to the Classic Turret due to a few issues I've had specifically with the DESIGN of the Deluxe model that have been directly addressed in the design of the newer Classic model). It's slowly been driving me crazy for the last year or so and I finally snapped and ordered the solution. Ahhhh!!!

As for the barrel fitting Shadow, I've not only got a few ceramic and diamond stones (square AND triangles) but I've also got a set of high quality gunsmith files. Should be a fun evening project. I'm expecting the Barsto TODAY (god, I love MidwayUSA) and my new press and recoil spring setup tomorrow so I'll definitely be shooting this weekend. Whoopieee!!! (I won't have my holster for another several weeks...boooooo)

arushus
01-10-2012, 07:32
Congrats brother! Let us kmow how it goes! I nearly went with a 20lb spring myself, but opted for the 22lb. instead. Im really glad I did, and I actually wish Id gotten the 24lb now. Turns out that since my slide runs really smooth on my frame, so that there is almost zero resistance there. Even with the heavy recoil spring, my hotter underwood ammo and others still goes 20-25 feet. Im gonna get a 24lb soon...

nickE10mm
01-10-2012, 18:33
UPDATE:

Got my semi-drop-in Barsto barrel today.... WOOHOO!! When I first tried to drop in the barrel it wouldn't clear the ejection port. After talking with the friendly people at Barsto, I slowly reduced the length of the chamber section of the barrel by taking very small and deliberate strokes with a small square file until the barrel would press into the chamber opening with force.... then a few more to finally get it to slide in a bit easier... and one more stroke to get it to latch in, smooth as butter. I'm gonna shoot it before I do any more of ANYTHING, including polishing or the like. If polishing is necessary, I'll do it after my first range trip. I DID hand cycle a full mag of my multiple fired reloads and everything cycled perfectly and smoothly. Ejection was consistent, as well. If this barrel is anything like my prior 10mm Barsto, it will feed flawlessly every time.

I also took a few measurements of the stock chamber and Barsto. The stock barrel measures .434-.435" diameter. The Barsto measures .426-.427" with EXCELLENT case web support. My Fusion barrel also measures .426-.427" ALSO with AMAZING case support.

I'm a happy camper. Barsto still makes a damn fine product... no surprise.

Pics:
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_The_Shadow
01-10-2012, 19:26
Looking great, somebody had some fun...Good job!
The ones for my S&W's required some work in two areas, Barrel hood length and the under lug area where it rides over the slide stop pin.

bac1023
01-10-2012, 19:49
Congrats

blastfact
01-10-2012, 20:51
A proper barrel really does look good doesn't it. Wish I could order Glocks without barrels. I might own more than one. :)

That Classic Turret will be showing you love the Deluxe can't real soon. It will be like night and day for you.

nickE10mm
01-11-2012, 07:53
Looking great, somebody had some fun...Good job!
The ones for my S&W's required some work in two areas, Barrel hood length and the under lug area where it rides over the slide stop pin.

Thanks....

Yea, I remember reading about how S&W and 1911 Barsto's have a few additional places you can have to fit occasionally. Glock barrel is pretty simple, at least with mine it was.

nickE10mm
01-11-2012, 07:54
A proper barrel really does look good doesn't it. Wish I could order Glocks without barrels. I might own more than one. :)

That Classic Turret will be showing you love the Deluxe can't real soon. It will be like night and day for you.

Yes, it does look quite nice. :)

The Classic is on the truck for delivery today. WOOHOO! Can't wait to mount it up and make myself about 100 round to break 'er in.

THE PUNISHER
01-11-2012, 21:04
Congrats!

nickE10mm
01-12-2012, 08:25
My new press is mounted.... working extremely well, I might add!

http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/2378/img4402r.jpg
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Ethereal Killer
01-13-2012, 00:17
you are gonna want extra turret heads for that press. I bought three and now I want more. it is a pretty good press.

nickE10mm
01-13-2012, 05:08
you are gonna want extra turret heads for that press. I bought three and now I want more. it is a pretty good press.

All I load is 10mm SO FAR. I will get more heads as I expand my operation.

Btw, this press is NIGHT AND DAY better than the deluxe turret. WOW! The smoothness really makes loading faster and easier. No more guiding a rickety ram up into the sizer/decapping die. No more picking up primers from the floor. No more calling Lee for replacement primer arms (my biggest design complaint from the deluxe).

I'm in reloading paradise, truly. Now I just need some time to crank out some ammo. Hopefully this weekend. Possible range trip Sunday, too.

arushus
01-13-2012, 07:39
Is it really nice? Im having SOOO much trouble deciding which press or press kit I want. I go back and forth between the pro 100, deluxe turret, classic turret, handheld press, and just the simple single stage....I keep weighing the pros and cons of all, and I keep coming out dead even. I really just need somebody to tell me to buy this press or this kit and be done with it! haha

nickE10mm
01-13-2012, 07:50
Is it really nice? Im having SOOO much trouble deciding which press or press kit I want. I go back and forth between the pro 100, deluxe turret, classic turret, handheld press, and just the simple single stage....I keep weighing the pros and cons of all, and I keep coming out dead even. I really just need somebody to tell me to buy this press or this kit and be done with it! haha

I wouldn't mess with the Pro 1000 or Loadmaster, honestly. Not necessary and it would cost you more, obviously... and from what I hear, not quite as precise. I bought the Deluxe Kit a year ago and have since replaced the included basic powder measure AND scale (as well as COUNTLESS DAMAGED PRIMER ARMS that nearly made me go crazy with frustration) for the Pro powder measure, RCBS 505 scale.... and NOW, I've even replaced the whole press with the Classic! Lee makes great stuff, but they have a cheap version of equipment and a "nicer" line of equipment. The cheaper equipment isn't worth the frustration, IMHO... but the Classic Cast is an absolute smooth, strong and absolutely STELLAR press!! Had I known this (and known what it really MEANT for me as a reloader) I would have skipped the Deluxe kit altogether and gotten the Classic kit (4-Hole Turret) and the RCBS 505 scale in the beginning. (I also even bought a Lee hand press but returned it before I used it after having used my bench mounted press and realizing that, in an EOTWAWKI situation where I actually NEEDED a hand press, it would be too late already LOL)

My suggestion to you would be to walk....no- RUN.... out and get a Classic Cast turret press kit.... and a good scale. It will save you miles of frustration and will last your entire life. I mean that.

Go forth, young padawan

Beanie-Bean
01-13-2012, 08:37
Thanks for the report--I looked at the Bar Sto products before, but shied away after seeing that it may have to be "professionally" fitted by a gunsmith. Good to know that their stuff can be fitted at home.

arushus
01-13-2012, 10:41
I wouldn't mess with the Pro 1000 or Loadmaster, honestly. Not necessary and it would cost you more, obviously... and from what I hear, not quite as precise. I bought the Deluxe Kit a year ago and have since replaced the included basic powder measure AND scale (as well as COUNTLESS DAMAGED PRIMER ARMS that nearly made me go crazy with frustration) for the Pro powder measure, RCBS 505 scale.... and NOW, I've even replaced the whole press with the Classic! Lee makes great stuff, but they have a cheap version of equipment and a "nicer" line of equipment. The cheaper equipment isn't worth the frustration, IMHO... but the Classic Cast is an absolute smooth, strong and absolutely STELLAR press!! Had I known this (and known what it really MEANT for me as a reloader) I would have skipped the Deluxe kit altogether and gotten the Classic kit (4-Hole Turret) and the RCBS 505 scale in the beginning. (I also even bought a Lee hand press but returned it before I used it after having used my bench mounted press and realizing that, in an EOTWAWKI situation where I actually NEEDED a hand press, it would be too late already LOL)

My suggestion to you would be to walk....no- RUN.... out and get a Classic Cast turret press kit.... and a good scale. It will save you miles of frustration and will last your entire life. I mean that.

Go forth, young padawan


Haha, thankful for the advice I am! (yoda)

Ill start looking into a classic cast turret kit more closely. Got any ideas on where to order it from. Im thinking midway, or natchez...

Beanie-Bean
01-13-2012, 10:57
Haha, thankful for the advice I am! (yoda)

Ill start looking into a classic cast turret kit more closely. Got any ideas on where to order it from. Im thinking midway, or natchez...

Go check the stickies in the reloading sub forum. They recommend the kit from Kempfs because of the items they include in their package. I think it was the scale that was the main concern...

nickE10mm
01-13-2012, 12:07
Haha, thankful for the advice I am! (yoda)

Ill start looking into a classic cast turret kit more closely. Got any ideas on where to order it from. Im thinking midway, or natchez...

MidwayUSA, Midsouth Shooters, or Titan Reloading, although there are lots of places that will periodically have sales.

taxmann2
01-13-2012, 20:38
Awesome setup. I bought a Dillon Square Deal B and a bench, but I need powder, brass, and bullets, and a few manuals. I think I might go with the bar sto. I want to shoot lead and hot loads in mine, too. Can't wait.

oceanbob
01-13-2012, 22:03
Looking GOOD nick..!....I am impressed with the Barstow Barrel (I have one that Irv Senior built for my Gen 2 Glock 17 back in 1993. The case support is fantastic on your new barrel. Really nice.

Also like your reloading set up. I have a couple of Dillons and really love reloading 10MM.

Take care, Bob

blastfact
01-13-2012, 23:16
Nick,,,, I knew you would see night and day. LMAO! It is the press that puts one right smack dab in the middle of single stage and progressive. No and if or butt's about it. It will make ammo at match grade levels if you do your part. And the Pro Powder measure will do it's part and you can tune the disc cavity's to what you need or use a charge bar for drops over 4gn and it runs like a charm! :) Classic turret and and classic single stage are the best press's per buck made right now. For the money with dies one can load great .50 BMG with Lee.

There scales is cheap. But guess what? Mine always dials in with my check weights. Always does it's job. The only scale I would replace it with is the top of the line RCBS! 0 it and tune with check weights and it right in the game.

If you want a Classic Turret kit the only place to go is: http://www.kempfgunshop.com/

OOOO and the Mec 12ga loader was free also. And it now loads some wonderful shot and slug ammo.

Rock on Nick! :)

Some folks think Lee is such junk they will give you a kit and pistol ready to load for said gun. Yep,,, that free old kit NIB with pistol is what started me me loading for the CZ-52,
http://www.cleanmpg.com/photos/data/638/medium/S7300250.JPG

Then buy your case prep tools and scale and match grade ammo is just a setup and stroke way. And if you want to load other ammo. Buy a turret, die's, riser and Pro Powder measure. Change out,,, run a proof load or two and then start running ammo.

Folks bash on Lee and I just laugh at them. I can do anything but .50 BMG on my current small bench and make dame fine ammo.

http://www.cleanmpg.com/photos/data/638/medium/bench4.jpg

I can do anything I want with this little cheap Lee bench. :)

nickE10mm
01-14-2012, 06:29
Thanks for the compliments, all. Blastfact, nice bench! A SEA of red! :cool:

oceanbob
01-14-2012, 07:33
Thanks for the compliments, all. Blastfact, nice bench! A SEA of red! :cool:


Too much RED ...Let's have some BLUE...YA.!!!!!! :supergrin:

http://i51.tinypic.com/2zhr33r.jpg

Chainlink
01-14-2012, 09:21
Lee has some good stuff. I have the new and old gen hand presses. Say what you will but if you want to like me try and dial in some loads while at the range or at camp(my old camp had a range:) ) they are invaluable. I don't want to drive an hour home to brew up 10 more rounds and back to see if I exceeded a safe load with pressure signs.

nickE10mm
01-14-2012, 09:24
Lee has some good stuff. I have the new and old gen hand presses. Say what you will but if you want to like me try and dial in some loads while at the range or at camp(my old camp had a range:) ) they are invaluable. I don't want to drive an hour home to brew up 10 more rounds and back to see if I exceeded a safe load with pressure signs.

Yep. Don't get me wrong, the hand press is pure awesomeness for a portable press... I just don't need it yet. I foresee someday having a thick, leather duffel bag with powder, bullets, primers, cases, cleaning solvent for cases, a funnel and scale, a set of dies and a Lee hand press in it..... but that day isn't today. :)