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Offline Barebuck

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DIY turret press
« on: February 26, 2021, 09:59:41 AM »
As we all know everything gun associated stuff is out of stock, backordered or just not available. Iíve had a turret press on backorder for over four months. Iím beginning to seriously doubt it will be here in the next few months. So..... I said screw it and will just make my own. I took measurements from my Hornady single stage, went online to find a style I would prefer, sat down with some measuring instruments, and started designing on CAD. I sifted through all the materials Iíve been hoarding for the last 25+ years and found some 7075 aluminum billet, some 4140 pre-hard, and my daughter unknowingly volunteered some spare bearings from her old roller blades.

Iím at the infancy stage of the project now. So, if any of the reloading gurus have any features or suggestions that may be beneficial to the design lets hear them. Iíll post pictures throughout the machining process.


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Re: DIY turret press
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2021, 10:31:06 AM »
Following along.

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Re: DIY turret press
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2021, 10:56:15 AM »

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Re: DIY turret press
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2021, 03:04:23 PM »
The Lee looks to be out of stock on that link.

Manage to get the arms done today. Hopefully next week I can get some more machine time.


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Re: DIY turret press
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2021, 04:02:03 PM »
Found some machine time at the end of the day. Managed to get half the turret done. Dialed the material in to .0002Ē wanting to keep perpendicularity and parallelism within .0005" for the whole project.

Off to chase chrome next week. Hopefully I can nock another chunk out of the project third week of March.

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Re: DIY turret press
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2021, 05:27:32 PM »
Nice work.   

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Re: DIY turret press
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2021, 06:22:36 PM »
purdy !!!! :tup:

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Re: DIY turret press
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2021, 06:57:56 PM »
Way cool  :tup:
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Re: DIY turret press
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2021, 09:17:46 PM »
Very awesome  :tup:
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Re: DIY turret press
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2021, 09:30:34 PM »
I am following big time. These projects are fascinating to me. Is this your own machine you're using?
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Re: DIY turret press
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2021, 10:43:54 AM »
Someone is building their own Area 419 Zero. ;)

Nice!
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Re: DIY turret press
« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2021, 10:58:17 AM »
I'm am always so impressed with the talents of people on this forum. Very cool man.

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Re: DIY turret press
« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2021, 04:14:28 PM »
NRA4LIFE ........  It just happens to be my machine.

Bushcraft ...... I think I may call this one Area 51 😉

Finished the turret today. Next week on to the easy stuff, hopefully.

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Re: DIY turret press
« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2021, 04:59:11 PM »
Tagging along.  Looks great
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Re: DIY turret press
« Reply #14 on: March 12, 2021, 05:32:43 PM »
Looks like awesome work!!!
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