The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Skunkworks > Handloading, Reloading, and Bullet Casting

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old October 29, 2011, 07:05 PM   #1
vaskeet
Member
 
Join Date: July 14, 2011
Posts: 71
rcbs lockout die

How does it work? I just got one to use on my lnl ap. I have looked at it and cant see how it stops the press. Do you have to take it out until a piece of brass gets to the station its loaded in. I put it in the lnl and the press keeps on indexing with no brass in the machine. 20 years working on aircraft and 10 years as a engineer on radar systems I thought I could understand most mechanical devices but I dont see how it would stop a press Help I feel dumb.
Randy
vaskeet is offline  
Old October 29, 2011, 07:15 PM   #2
IllinoisCoyoteHunter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 23, 2008
Location: Southern Illinois
Posts: 1,510
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egs5GWG_Prc
__________________
~~IllinoisCoyoteHunter~~

~NRA LIFE MEMBER~
~NRA CERTIFIED INSTRUCTOR~
IllinoisCoyoteHunter is offline  
Old October 29, 2011, 07:33 PM   #3
FtrPilot
Member
 
Join Date: September 4, 2010
Location: Woodstock, GA
Posts: 88
The youtube video that IllinoisCoyoteHunter posted is very good at explaining how the RCBS lockout die works. I have been using the RCBS lockout die for over a year and highly recommend it. I would not load without one. If you have any questions after watching the video, I can probably answer them.

As far as "stopping" the press, once the lockout die is properly set up, it will keep the ram from going all the way up in the event of a no charge or double charge.

Here is a link to another youtube video which shows the lockout die working.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0OGD8oIYzU

Last edited by FtrPilot; October 29, 2011 at 07:49 PM.
FtrPilot is offline  
Old October 31, 2011, 08:37 PM   #4
BigJakeJ1s
Senior Member
 
Join Date: August 8, 2005
Location: Arlington TX
Posts: 650
Here's another explanation & pics:

http://ultimatereloader.com/2010/09/...-of-operation/

Andy
BigJakeJ1s is offline  
Old November 6, 2011, 06:05 AM   #5
Peter M. Eick
Senior Member
 
Join Date: August 3, 1999
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 2,902
No video's, but I can say it works great. I have two of them as I don't like changing the plastic foot. Very easy to set up and every easy to use. Basically I don't load without one now!
__________________
10mm and 357sig, the best things to come along since the 38 super!
Peter M. Eick is offline  
Old November 6, 2011, 08:14 AM   #6
CPTMurdoc30
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 27, 2008
Location: Stafford VA
Posts: 969
I use one and they work great. I think it is some kind of VooDoo black magic dead chicken heads and sacrificial goat thing though.


In reality you have the rod and the outter ring in the die if your case pushes one and not the other they catch on eachother.
__________________
Solving Virginia's Ground Hog problems 50gr at a time.....
CPTMurdoc30 is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:22 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2014 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.06778 seconds with 7 queries