Small parts rant

Small parts rant

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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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
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    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.
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    Magnetize your setscrews and it will affect all your reloads, causing them to veer towards the North Pole.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Thx smitty but ordered from lyman parts should have them tuesday
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    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...
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    Luvmy40, yeah
    I thought of that as I posted it :)
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    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
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    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.

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    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.

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    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....
    A wise man once said: "Bugout bag?..What's that? Is that all the junk you sidewalk commandos plan on humping when the SHTF...I'll grab a Nylon 66, a box of 22s and a poncho liner and in less than a week I will have all of your stuff and everything else that I need for the duration."

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