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  1. Here is a video of the play in the handle as a result of the loose key way on the crank shaft. I secured the crank arm to the bench, and was lightly moving the crank handle.
  2. The handle on my 1050S has some addtional give in it. At the top or bottom of the stroke, I can push it, with not a lot of force, an additional amount to a hard stop. After a lot of examination, and pulling it apart, and more examination, I have verified the key way on the crank shaft is a little bit wider than the key. The key is not disfigured, and fits in the crank arm very snugly. This extra amount of room in the crank arm key way is what is causing the crank arm, and thus the handle, to have additional movement. This is causing me a lot of issues. I have an AmmoBot on the 1050, so it screws up the location of the home switch, which can do wierd things. I feel pretty sure it also contributes to the occasional high primers I have seen. And when there is a jam, I am sure the crank moves alignment due to the key way slop, and then things get out of kilter. I've seen a couple posts here with similar issue, but never found a resolution. I have been able to cut a couple of shims from a soda can to get the slop out of the key way. I have not tried it with this yet, as I will be calling Dillon today and see what they say. I have a video, and will try to post it, that shows the amount of play that is resulting in the end of the handle.
  3. Cool. IM me if you have any questions. These Guys will do you right.
  4. LOL, on my AmmoBot, I have the small primer sensor to detect ringers and primers that get pulled back. The sensor detected a pulled back primer just as I took the pic. The small primer sensor when processing 9mm is the catz azz. It does make sense. I can process a full 5 gal bucket of brass in an evening and a half. This makes loading runs sooooo much less problematic when using processed brass. I owe a big shout out to DWFAN for helping me to see the light.
  5. Welcome aboard. GRB is having a match this sat, Cavalier, Va. Always a good match. You can find them on Practiscore.
  6. LOL I'm just a frustrated B SS shooter trying to get to A before I hit Super Senior. 😆
  7. Because it makes the loading process so much more problem free. If I were loading manually then it probably wouldnt be needed. But when the process is automated, loading processed brass is so much easier. YMMV. Oh and I sort and tumble brass before it gets processed. FWIW, I shoot about 30-40k rounds a year.
  8. Last night I was processing 9mm brass (decap & sizing) on my 1050/AmmoBot at 3222 cases per hour. Awesome. Happened take the pic just as the small primer sensor stopped the press.
  9. I just got the Starlight and Spill Stop for my 1050 (w/AmmoBot). The Starlight is awesome. The Spill Stop works well when I am loading 9mm Minor to prevent case wobble, and has eliminated (so far) bullets toppling over. Here's to continued success.
  10. I have their Starlight and the Spill Stop. The Starlight is awesome. The Spill Stop eliminates case wobble and so far I have not had any bullets topple. Loading 9mm Minor at 2600-2800 CPH on my 1050 with Ammo Bot. Also key to eliminating the bullet topple is getting the MBR PTX set correctly, and a spring or rubber band to add a little down pressure. If loading 9mm, make sure the bearings on the MBF is on the upper set of holes.
  11. Minimalist Rifle Mag Carrier from Fury Holsters.
  12. What is your drying process after wet tumbling? I suspect your brass is not dry enough, causing the powder to get damp and loose some of it ability to ignite. I had a problem with squibs, light loads, etc, after switching to wet tumbling. I have since gone back to tumbling with media for related reasons.
  13. I went ahead and ordered a set of bearings from Dillon, they are only about $20 each. After all said and done, I think the old bearings probably just needed cleaning and regreasing. Anyway, I now have a spare set for next time.
  14. No, that is not what I am inferring. I too have shot with several juniors in that age bracket, and they shot very well, but I doubt an Open gun was the first pistol they ever shot. I am saying start them out on something simple that they can focus on other skills while being safe, and having fun. When their skills and comfort level grow, then introduce them to something else. When you start driving, you dont start out on a F1, at least most dont. All kids are different, and the OP's may not have any problem with it. Try both and see what they are more comfortable starting out with. The key is for them to be safe and have fun.