Small parts rant

Small parts rant

This is a discussion on Small parts rant within the Reloading forums, part of the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics category; I know iam getting old but the dang set screws on reloading equipment just exist to piss me off. Today the set screw on my ...

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 16
Like Tree17Likes

Thread: Small parts rant

  1. #1
    VIP Member Array Easy8's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    N FT Myers, FL
    Posts
    3,338

    Small parts rant

    I know iam getting old but the dang set screws on reloading equipment just exist to piss me off. Today the set screw on my accutrimmer fell out the set screw on my primer collar fell out. I can only conclude they bounced to another dimension since I cannot find them anywhere. When I get new ones I am going to try magnetizing them since I have a old large magnet on wheels.
    gatorbait51 likes this.

  2. #2
    Ex Member
    Array Str8upguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    2,031
    I was reloading today. I dropped some small pistol primers. Of course, they fell on the concrete floor and all managed to bounce off in different directions. I could find all but one. I spent 45 minutes looking for that lousy primer and never did find it. I know what you mean about small parts.
    gatorbait51 likes this.

  3. #3
    VIP Member
    Array oldskeetshooter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Georgia..South of the mountains, north of the sand flies.
    Posts
    2,730
    I understand, the screw for left side temple piece on my reading glasses fell out. No trouble to find it. Pain in the rear to try to get it back in with the glasses in my hand.
    gatorbait51 likes this.
    "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other".
    John Adams, October 11, 1798

  4. #4
    VIP Member Array dangerranger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Exact center of CA
    Posts
    3,664
    I can still spot a deer on a hillside 1/2 mile away, but cant see squat at handshake range! I understand the problem. DR
    gatorbait51 likes this.

  5. #5
    VIP Member Array StormRhydr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Music City, USA
    Posts
    5,425
    Have you tried using your magnet to find them? No offense if thats the first thing you did try, lol.

    Quote Originally Posted by Easy8 View Post
    I know iam getting old but the dang set screws on reloading equipment just exist to piss me off. Today the set screw on my accutrimmer fell out the set screw on my primer collar fell out. I can only conclude they bounced to another dimension since I cannot find them anywhere. When I get new ones I am going to try magnetizing them since I have a old large magnet on wheels.
    gatorbait51 likes this.

  6. #6
    VIP Member Array OldVet's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Hiding inside a bottle of Jim Beam Black in S. FL.
    Posts
    23,403
    Magnetize your setscrews and it will affect all your reloads, causing them to veer towards the North Pole.
    Retired USAF E-8. Official forum curmudgeon.
    Lighten up and enjoy life because:
    Paranoia strikes deep, into your life it will creep. It starts when you're always afraid... Buffalo Springfield - For What It's Worth

  7. #7
    VIP Member Array StormRhydr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Music City, USA
    Posts
    5,425
    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    Magnetize your setscrews and it will affect all your reloads, causing them to veer towards the North Pole.
    Well, I think that goes without saying.
    gatorbait51 likes this.

  8. #8
    Senior Moderator
    Array gasmitty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Gilbert, AZ
    Posts
    14,579
    Ace hardware has a remarkable selection of threaded hardware these days - you might bring your part into the store to see if they have the right size setscrew.

    Barring that, if you can find out what size it is, chances are there's a Grainger's (industrial supply house) near you than can get you what you need in a day or two, if it's not on hand.
    gatorbait51 likes this.
    Smitty
    AZCDL Life Member
    NRA Patron Member
    NROI Chief Range Officer

  9. #9
    VIP Member Array Easy8's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    N FT Myers, FL
    Posts
    3,338
    Thx smitty but ordered from lyman parts should have them tuesday
    gatorbait51 likes this.

  10. #10
    VIP Member Array luvmy40's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Youngstown, OH
    Posts
    2,610
    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    Magnetize your setscrews and it will affect all your reloads, causing them to veer towards the North Pole.
    If you stick your tongue out just right when shooting you can effect the Coriolis and counter the magnetic flux that distorts the parabolic field thereby negating the northward pull.

    OP, go ahead and magnetize your screws, though a magnet will pick them up even if they are not magnetized, if they could be magnetized that is, I think...
    Easy8 and gatorbait51 like this.
    T*A*N*S*T*A*A*F*L
    The best things in life are not free.
    They are paid for with the blood of brave men and women!
    M&P Forum
    Ohioans For Concealed Carry
    Holsters

  11. #11
    VIP Member Array Easy8's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    N FT Myers, FL
    Posts
    3,338
    Luvmy40, yeah
    I thought of that as I posted it :)
    gatorbait51 likes this.

  12. #12
    VIP Member Array dukalmighty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    texas
    Posts
    15,177
    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    Magnetize your setscrews and it will affect all your reloads, causing them to veer towards the North Pole.
    I've noticed that with shooting steel core bullets,I have to figure in magnetic pull, wind velocity, range, humidity, moon phase,what I had for breakfast and on a good day my rounds will hit within 6 feet of poA at 100 yards,they call me Deadeye at the range
    "Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country,"
    --Mayor Marion Barry, Washington , DC .

  13. #13
    VIP Member Array JDavisArk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    off the trail Arkansas
    Posts
    3,253
    Quote Originally Posted by Easy8 View Post
    I know iam getting old but the dang set screws on reloading equipment just exist to piss me off. Today the set screw on my accutrimmer fell out the set screw on my primer collar fell out. I can only conclude they bounced to another dimension since I cannot find them anywhere.

  14. #14
    Senior Moderator
    Array Rock and Glock's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    404 Page Not Found
    Posts
    17,047
    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    Magnetize your setscrews and it will affect all your reloads, causing them to veer towards the North Pole.
    That is normally offset by the Coriolis Effect if you are in the Northern Hemisphere.
    ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ: Buy These Stickers Here



    "A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon the world" Albert Camus

  15. #15
    VIP Member
    Array oldskeetshooter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Georgia..South of the mountains, north of the sand flies.
    Posts
    2,730
    Quote Originally Posted by Rock and Glock View Post
    That is normally offset by the Coriolis Effect if you are in the Northern Hemisphere.
    This is what causes Zombies. Saw it in a movie once.

    All of this because of a lost setscrew....
    "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other".
    John Adams, October 11, 1798

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •