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  1. Fairly new with the 1050 (loaded ~8K rounds 9mm) but have never had a primer detonation... hope I did not just jinx myself. I have loaded more than 80K rounds on a hornady LNL AP and have never had a single primer detonation issue.. so hopefully it shows its a rather minimal occurrence and or I have not F'ed up too badly over the years.....:)
  2. I picked up two of these and wish I had not. My M&P mags are a PIA to quickly extract out of the pouch. I have the tension screws as loose as they will go, but still the mags take some effort to pull out of the pouch. Not sure if they will loosen up over time or not. Looking at the Ghost 360 mags now... unless someone has tips on to get these mags to work more smoothly. edit: Sprayed some silicone into the mag pouch and problem is gone.. mags go go in and out pretty easily now....
  3. This is what I do. I have 2 LNL AP's that pre-dated my 1050. My driving factor for moving to the 1050 was dealing with crimped 9mm range brass on the LNL. Total frustration and manually removing the crimp is a PIA. 1050 is awesome, but I did have issues at the start with primers dropping out the bottom, but all these issues are gone now. The LNL is still a good machine and I load 40 S&W, 45 ACP and 223 Rem. on them. If I start doing more 223 stuff, I may think about a conversion kit since for me the bigget selling point on the 1050 is the integrated primer swage station.
  4. Very cool.. were the blue led's just a coincidence or did you pick them to match the dillon colors... Very slick install... looks better than factory.
  5. Looks like they are using a Hornady case feeder. Not the highest quality item in my experience... hopefully they improved it...
  6. Looks like the fellas over at Mark 7 just released their commercial version of a reloading platform. Looks like a mix of off the shelf items, a new press design and the Mark 7 software. Cant wait to learn / see more about this new press. Has anyone seen this new press up close or know more about it?
  7. It has helped me with high and inconsistent primer seating depths. Once I installed the die and got it tuned for the brass I was using, I can consistently seat my primers between 0.003 - 0.007 below the case face. I thinks its a good, cost effective addition to the press. Its not a must have, but if you don't have the die, you will need to spend a bunch of time to really tweak the shell plate lock down ring in order to take out the vertical play of the shell plate, while still allowing it to rotate freely. If you don't, you will have inconsistent primer seating depths. The die helps to remove any seating inconsistencies due to vertical play in the shell plate. For me, it just adds a higher level of consistency in my reloading.
  8. I just picked up an EGA primer hold down die and have run about 2K rounds with it installed and have had zero issues with it. Hard to see how it could cause a primer detonation if properly set up but "sh...t" does happen at times. Curious to know/hear from any of you that have been using the EGA primer hold down die in their 1050's as to if they have ever experienced a primer detonation while using the die. If so, what happened and what was the damage, if any? I like the die and will continue to use it, but its always good to hear from others that have more experience using the die than I do at this point in time. thanks in advance.
  9. Never run into this issue. call dillon... may need to ream out the primer hole, but see what Dillon says first...
  10. thanks for all the tips.
  11. On item that I came across in the 1050 manual has to do with the rocker set screw adjustment that controls the primer punch. On page 20 of the May 2007 version of the manual posted on the Dillon website states "The above photo shows the rocker arm set screw (#13226) being adjusted. The Super 1050 comes from the factory with this set screw properly adjusted, but over time it can move. When the rocker arm set screw is out of adjustment, it can dent primers and/or cause the primer slide to stick. " Maybe something else to test/talk to Dillon about
  12. Have you tried different brands of primers?... does the issue occur in all brands?... sorry.. only thing I can come up with you have not mentioned.
  13. HI RickT, I have a similar setup on my 1050. I have the Mr. BF expander in my Dillon powder measure, but was not getting the flair I wanted to prevent any chance of shaving off the poly coated lead bullets. I reload 9mm mainly and I decided to add a Hornady 40 S&W expander die after the powder station. The 40 expander add the perfect amount of bell to my 9mm cases and I have not had any issues with shaving off the coatings on my lead/poly coated bullets. If you have a 40 SW expander die, give it a shot.
  14. I have the 1050 setup for 9mm, but no BF. I think 600-900 rounds an hour should be well within reach. I could go faster, but I find my arm starts to tire out from operating the machine much beyond 600 rounds. So you could get 1,000 rounds an hour or better if you have the endurance and not too many screw ups with the machine. My biggest headache is that 380 rounds work their way into my case feeder and will cause a primer feed issue or spilled powder which requires stopping and fixing/cleaning the machine. I don't think you need a bullet feeder unless you are loading more than 4k rounds a month (IMHO). I would love to have Mr. BF or other, but the $$ is just too much for me at this point.
  15. I have 2 hornady LNL and a 1050. All are great machines. I added the 1050 for a few specific reasons. - Dedicated crimp removal / swage station. A good chunk of my 9mm range brass is crimped and manually removing the crimp is a PIA.... Would rather buy new ammo than waste my time working 9mm brass. The crimped brass was causing my LNL to crush primers and screw up my primer feed. - 1050 takes care of this - LNL always need some level of tweaking after 500 round. Need to clean the primer shuttle, retaining spring would get a crimp and need to be replaced... the case feeder sucks... would jam often or pile up the brass in the hopper funnel.. When the LNL works... its works well... but you will never get thru more than 500 rounds with out the need to tweak something.... with the 1050 I can run atleast 800 rounds an hour manually and with out a hiccup... Downside of a 1050 compared to LNL - Cost and time to change calibers... between 250 - 500 bucks depending on the change over setup (its not hard.. but costly) and the 1050 is pricy... you could buy a lot of ammo for $1750..... - Powder measure sucks compared to LNL - Just don't like the Dillon powder measure. Very difficult to get the level of precision and repeatability of pistol powder charges I have with the LNL powder funnel. LNL I can get +- 0.05 gr... Dillon can vary as much as +- 0.2 gr based on my experience with W231 - 1050 primers - there have been spells where the 1050 will dump primers when reloading... the plastic parts in the primer tube wear and will cause issues with priming brass.... Clearing a primer jam is more involved that doing so with the LNL... Overall I love the 1050 and would not go back to the LNL. Since I also have 2 LNL, I use these for my other calibers and dedicate the 1050 to 9mm which is the majority of what I shoot. If you can change the oil in your car, you have all the mechanical aptitude you need to run and maintain a 1050.