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    Posted: August 19 2013 at 6:30am
This is the absolute best thing(s) I've done to my Dillon since I bought it!

No wrench thumbwheels on the powder meter adjustment! a couple of bucks each from Lowes/Home Despot & press on fitting:


& Disco lighting!
(For $12.00 with 10 free MS 76 batteries & a junker power supply from a non compatible WinDoze-7 accessory how can you NOT do this)?
These pictures were taken with no flash & normal room lighting plus my cantelevered desk light about 18" away. The flex-strip, self -adhesive & cut to length LED's are AWESOME!




Total installation time, about 15 minutes!
Don't shoot till you see the whites of their thighs. (Unofficial motto of the Royal Air Force)
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Very cool, I like it!
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Awsome!  I'm going to rush out and get me some of those lights. Ummm .... where does one get them?  Or something similar?
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I'm not sure if you have the same makers/retaillers in NZ, but any custom car parts place should have something similar. I got this set at K-mart in the automotive section. Wally World has pretty much the same thing as well.

The strip on the left side is full length (12") & the strip on the right has had the last set of 3 LED's removed as there is no place to stick them on the front right of the press. These can be cut at specific points indicated on the strip, basically every 3 LED's.

The company was "Pilot" & the model was "CZ-177W 2-piece white 12" led FLEXI-LITE"

Do pick from the back of the pegboard (to get fresher free MS-76's) & do check you get white & constant. There's lots of colors & flashing patterns.
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And old vietnam sogs blasting out as you reload???? CCR?
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I missed out on Vietnam, being still in jolly old back then.
I did get a flashback of disco balls at the old Bristol "Top Rank Suite" with disco ball flickers & a snatch of "Geronimo" by The Shadows, though!
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..Well I think its a GREAT innovation! Cudos Shamu!
I gotta do that when I start to re-load as well.(I'll have CCR playin loud..COSMOS FACTORY..& have flashbacks from wars I was never in! )
Sniff enough powder, & ya don't know WHAT will happen!
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Great idea! I'll check out the supply stores for these lights for my re-loading efforts. I am also thinking that other hobbies would benefit from this type of direct and up close lighting as well. High 5's Shamu!
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There are lots of variations on these high intensity LED lights, check them out. balls, strips that light the front or the edges (they are fairly directional, so you need to think it through before you get the wrong type) & other stuff you never even thought of yet.
Porogress I can actually like! Woot!
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..30 years ago, NONE of us would've needed it..So, DON'T get old!
Funny how as we age, things begin to fill out and fall off..
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Don't forget the bits that move southwards. By the time I'm 100 I'l look like a hobbit as all my fur will be down on my feet!
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...oh, I see. So THATS what happened to Tony then.
He got crotchety as he aged, then the fur went to his feet.
(Must make for difficult times walking on waxed floors! )
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Thanks God nothing has dropped of yet but, the fur is winning.

Originally posted by hoadie hoadie wrote:

..30 years ago, NONE of us would've needed it..So, DON'T get old!
Funny how as we age, things begin to fill out and fall off..
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i like this idea , ive been fighting getting the directional desk lamp in a proper position to illuminate but not interfere , great idea , and im hearing hendrix 
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C'mon Asquare, next thing you will be popping pills tooWacko
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 303carbine Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 11 2013 at 12:49pm
An ignition source right over open powder, now you know why they don't do this from the factory.
Better put in a disclaimer before some newb blows himself up.  But then again, I'm a resaerch technician and I  wouldn't want people pushing their ideas on me either.Wink
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