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  1. The interior of the lube bands aren't touching your bore, its unlikely that's causing the leading issue. At the end of the day, Hi-Tek isn't a cure all, you're still shooting a cast lead bullet. Have you ever slugged your bore to determine your true diameter? Ideally you want want your bullets sized .002 over your bore diameter. I'm sure Brazos will be along shortly to help out. My first guess would be that it's a sizing issue rather than a coating issue. However, I did a LOT of experimentation with Hi-Tek a few years ago and it can be very finicky coating to apply. I had batches of bullets that would randomly have coating failures. These were batches made using the same application methods and baking temp/ times that had previously worked for thousands of bullets. I never really figured it out. My biggest gripe with Hi-Tek is that there are no US made competitors to offer a similar product with better technical support. Ultimately, I was never able to come up with reliable answer for the coating failures, my best guess was temperature / humidity variability effected drying and baking times. I kinda gave up on figuring it out and dealt with an occasional bad batch whenever it came up.
  2. Brazos Precision is legit. I sold the owner my Magma Mk 8 Bullet Master and Lube sizer. I would take advantage of his prices while he's new to the market and his prices are low. Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  3. Ive been following reviews of the mk7 for the 1050's on facebook. Those that own them really like them. Personally, I wouldn't want to run one on a 650. Too many plastic parts on a 650 including the indexer ring. For the cost of the 1050 mk7, I can buy another 1050, MBF, and an ammobot. Sent from my SM-N900P using Tapatalk
  4. Shooters World Clean Shot powder actually lives up to its name. One of the cleanest powders Ive ever used. Very minimal smoke with any of my coated bullets. Sent from my SM-N900P using Tapatalk
  5. A company names Shooters World is now importing Lovex powders that are along the Titegroup / Win231 burn rate. I guess I will start stocking up on these while its still relatively cheap and plentiful right now. 231 is my most frequently used powder, hate to see it go.
  6. Most of my Lee pistol dies would do that. Some worse than others. No amount of adjustment would ever fix it. I ended up switching to Dillon and redding dies. Problem solved. I think its simply a QC issue.
  7. Well $2,500.00 is certainly an interesting starting place. Unless I miss my guess there will not be just a ton sold. The R&D may eat them up to recover. So lets see...... 1800.00 Dillon + 2500.00 Mark 7 + 350.00 Bullet feeder. So out the door no tax or shipping a total loader would cost $ 4, 650.00 Really!Yes, interesting indeed..... Well, for double you can buy a CamDex to do pistol I believe... Aren't they in the $10k range? Camdex does more than double of the Mark7 in speed. For a CamDex to do Rifle its like $75k? Or was that Ammoload... I forget. Camdex for pistol is running around 30k
  8. Its a nice step up for smaller commercial reloading businesses. There is a big gap from the 1050 to camdex / ammo load machinery.
  9. I like the tie in's with Breaking Bad
  10. I just got my 1050 in 223 last week and had an extra spring and a washer from the parts bag. Sent from my SPH-L900 using Tapatalk 2
  11. Im a fan of plain old tumbling in dry media. Quick and easy and get back to reloading ammo instead of drying cases. If you want pretty brass then stainless is the way to go but I dont need pretty I just need it clean enough to go bang. Sent from my SPH-L900 using Tapatalk 2
  12. Make sure you measuring based off the ogive of the bullet and not the bullet tip. Sent from my SPH-L900 using Tapatalk 2
  13. This isnt my first go round with Dillon precision products. Like I said before I have owned virtually every product they produce. This is the first time I ever received a brand new package that was missing parts. It was missing the cartridge bin, large powder bar and the spent primer cup and two screws. In 15 years their no bs warranty has held true until I spoke with that one rep. I made another phone call and got what I needed. No big deal just expressing one of the less pleasant experiences I had with dillon but they made it right and i will continue to buy their products. Sent from my SPH-L900 using Tapatalk 2
  14. I havent used their forum but ive been owned every dillin press over the last 15 years. I picked up a NIB 550 from a friend that bought it new from grafs. Still unopened. Needless to say it was missing many parts direct from dillon. I called and asked for replacement parts and they proceeded to tell me that the warranty is only good for the first owner and that they couldnt send me replacement parts. Never heard that one before. Hung up and called back a few hours later and immediately got what I needed. Im thinking maybe they got some new people answering the phones that arent up to speed yet. Maybe the forum is experiencing the same. Sent from my SPH-L900 using Tapatalk 2
  15. Whats the turn around time for Ionbond running currently?
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