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  1. I'm having problems with my Pro 2000 and the auto index kit. The index cam has a tendency to shift around, regardless of how tight I tighten the bolt holding it in place due to the amount of pressure exerted on it. To anyone who has solved this problem, what is your secret?
  2. No, I don't need anything nearly that involved. I'm thinking something like an LED that illuminates anytime a primes passes the sensor. I place the LED up on my press near the bullet feeder (since I'm visually inspecting that a bullet successfully fed).
  3. Ouch! $200? I'm hoping for a $20 solution
  4. Same here, but the sound of the bullet feeder drowns out the primer impact sound.
  5. I have an RCBS Pro 2000 that has a tube deprimed primers slid down. I'd like to add a photoeye that beeps whenever a spent primer slides by (so I know it successfully deprimed - not got stuck like crimped primers do). Has anyone done something like this? I'd love to hear suggestions and/or see your solutions.
  6. Very impressive!!!! Must be great to have skills Sadly, I do not.
  7. Tried another dry run and it filled pretty quickly. I then tried an actual run. I started with a full tube and it appeared I'd run out about 3/4 of the way through. But, I dumped a bunch more bullets in the hopper and it loaded enough that I didn't run out. I think my big breakthrough might be in realizing I need to have bunches of bullets in the hopper. The more there are, the quicker it fills.
  8. If you wanted it a little more hands free than using tubes you could also get a MBF collator. Every bullet drops, if it's ok it drops into the tube, if it is inverted it flips it then drops it. So they don't just sit there and run all the time.At the beginning of this video you can see how one of my homade versions work. That was a design I considered before just giving up and buying one. I never was able to figure out how you get the bullet to fall over if it is upside down so the flipper ramp could right it.
  9. Not sure how to answer as I have nothing to compare it to. I guess I'd suggest filling a coffee can full of bullets and tumbling it. The noise isn't from the unit, its from the bullets tumbling. If you don't want noise, there is an alternative. Get a Hornady bullet feed die and some clear plastic feed tubes (from an aquarium store). Fill the tubes with about 60 bullets each. This is what I did before getting the feeder machine. I can always fall back to using the machine to just fill the tubes (meaning the machine wouldn't run at all while I reload) - each night turn them on and leave - in the morning have a loaded tube ready to go. Do this several times per week, and load when you have enough full tubes.
  10. Not sure how to answer as I have nothing to compare it to. I guess I'd suggest filling a coffee can full of bullets and tumbling it. The noise isn't from the unit, its from the bullets tumbling. If you don't want noise, there is an alternative. Get a Hornady bullet feed die and some clear plastic feed tubes (from an aquarium store). Fill the tubes with about 60 bullets each. This is what I did before getting the feeder machine. I can always fall back to using the machine to just fill the tubes (meaning the machine wouldn't run at all while I reload) - each night turn them on and leave - in the morning have a tube ready to go.
  11. The platter is spinning just fine. It is that the bullets just aren't aligning correctly. It may have to spin quite a few rotations before a single bullet will drop. Its not dropping 10 bullets a minute. It took 10 minutes to fill 40 or so bullets.
  12. I just bought an RCBS bullet feeder (seems to be the same design as the Hornady bullet feeder) for my Pro 2000 press and boy is the feeder slow. While it seems to be reliable in getting bullets in the right orientation, it took around 10 minutes to fill the initial tube. At that speed, it won't be able to keep pace with the press. Are there any tweaks or hints anyone can provide? I'm wonder, for example, if waxing the rotating platter would improve things as it might allow bullets to slide down before the wipe out spring knocks the bullet off.
  13. At an IPSC competition this morning, someone told me I needed to attach my outer belt to my inner belt, or, run my belt through 3 more more belt loops. He then told me there was a velcro fastener I could also use that would join the outer belt to the inner belt. What are the fasteners called (so I know what to search for)? And, does anyone have a good source for these fasteners? TIA
  14. Staple 6-8" paper plates to cross member or target stand uprights. Cheap and easy... i like this!! its the simple things in life! The problem with all these suggestions is that they get me used to shooting (aiming) at something that isn't going to be present on match day. What I'm trying to achieve is - when transitioning from plate to plate I can subconsciously be aiming at something smaller than the whole plate. Our plates have 2 bolts through them that would be good for aiming at, but are located an inch from the top and sides of the plate, leaving a small margin of error.
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