WCChapin | “3D” .223 – Printed Bullet Feed Die on a LEE Load-Master
Loading .223 Remington cartridges on one of my LEE Load-Master progressive presses. This setup for my .223 “House” ammunition includes a handful of 3D printed accessories – A collator tube clamp, a taller case pusher, a case feeder spacer, and a bullet feed die.
The bullet feeder die design was downloaded from Eagle Eye Shooting / DPGunworks website – there was no license information included on the site or in the download. The feeder die appears to be remixed from a design by Icerise – I have included the license below to place credit where credit *may* be due – I am not certain.
The press also has my homebrew powder check die and the turret was bored on the lathe for an inexpensive LED flashlight.
Press station setup:
1. LEE Short Charging Die / LEE Auto-Drum Powder Measure
2. Powder Check Die (wood dowel inside a LEE Universal Decapping Die)
3. 3D Printed Bullet Feed Die / Carbon arrow shaft bullet feed tube
4. LEE Easy Adjust Dead Length Bullet Seater Die
5. LEE Factory Crimp Die
Mixed brass prepped off-press. Lubed/Sized/Trimmed on a LEE 3 Hole Value Turret Press, Mouth Belled/Primed on a Dillon 550.
Hornady 55 grain FMJ Seated to cannelure/Remington #6 1/2 Primer/23.0 grains IMR 3031
Parts 3D printed on my Ender 3 Pro/Raspberry Pi 3+/OctoPrint/Cura – pretty standard basic hobbyist setup.
Bullet Feeder Die .223 / 5,56 (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3508115) by Icerise is licensed under the Creative Commons – Attribution – Non-Commercial license.
Lee Loadmaster Case Pusher 223 Rem (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3223075) by pastera is licensed under the Creative Commons – Attribution license.
Load Master 223/556 Case Slider (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3180588) by pastera is licensed under the Creative Commons – Attribution license.
Lee Case and Bullet Feed Tube Clamp (https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1909647) by homerjatmoes is licensed under the Creative Commons – Attribution – Non-Commercial – Share Alike license.
Brittle Rille – Reunited by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
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