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  1. Tokarev

    ZEV OZ9

    So where are we now in the waning days of 2020? Is the ZEV worth buying for any reason at all? To me the Compact or X is the pistol to buy. As I understand it, the Compact is a G19 format and can be used as a 19, 17 or 34 by swapping out the appropriate ZEV slide and barrel and grip shell. Recoil spring assembly remains the same across the platforms but the spring itself may need to be changed. I don't know if ZEV makes a G26 frame module but that might be a nice option as well. Some of this is marketing hype as I assume most people will configure the gun into one format and
  2. I see Lee and RCBS both offer dies now. Anyone seen non-Hornady brass yet? I assume Starline has brass on the way.
  3. Maybe old news for some but it is new news to me. It is about time Dillon sought a factory automation system. They should have probably done this years ago. https://ammobot.us/ Sent from my SM-A505U using Tapatalk
  4. Not really. The Lee FCD is hardly a special die. Heck it comes standard with many of their die sets. Sent from my SM-A505U using Tapatalk
  5. My Redding dies look they they were stored outside after just a few years in VA humidity. Sent from my SM-A505U using Tapatalk
  6. Maybe I will give him a call and backorder 30 Carbine. With that said, do I really need to? The Lee trimmer with cordless drill adapter works pretty well. I'm talking about the Quick Trim or whatever they call it and not the trimmer deal with the decapping pin case length deal. What I do is full length size and deprime then trim using a Lee hand press and a cordless drill motor. To save some aggravation I have taken the deburr and chamfer blades out of the Lee cutter and am just using it as a straight up trimmer. No real need to chamfer since cases are getting flared prior to bullet seating
  7. That's what I was afraid of. He says he's OOS on the 30 Carbine die and won't make another run for probably 18 months. I guess I'm stuck with the Lee Quick Trim for the foreseeable future. Sent from my SM-A505U using Tapatalk
  8. Who's 30 Carbine die are you using? Sent from my SM-A505U using Tapatalk
  9. So here's a hypothetical for those like myself who'd like to have a trim option. It doesn't sound like a Dillon trim motor will fit into the top of the press. Or more correctly the handle won't clear the motor. So what would happen if the trim motor was placed in the bottom of the press? Could a shell holder adapter be put into the top of the press? This would mean the trimmer would hang upside down and the cases would be plunged down into it. Obviously the case feeder system wouldn't work so cases would have to be manually inserted. The other thing I kind of wonder about is the vacuum mani
  10. I figured the trimmer was a Mark 7 product even though it is on the Lyman site. I poked around on the MK7 site but didn't see anything about a trimmer or dies. What do we know about it so far? Similar design to Dillon with a plastic vacuum hose adapter that clamps around the die? Sent from my SM-A505U using Tapatalk
  11. It would seem so. I don't see anything about the press mounted trimmer online yet but the trim dies themselves appear to be available. So far it looks like 223, 308 and 300 BLK. https://www.lymanproducts.com/brands/lyman/dies-die-sets/pro-dies/lyman-pro-trim-dies
  12. Just a guess but I don't think that new handle will clear the vacuum adapter. It would be nice if it would but does Lee even remotely care about Dillon compatibility? You'll probably have to make something or hope Inline Fab comes out with something that will work. Sent from my SM-A505U using Tapatalk
  13. A new Dillon tool head is about $35. Aftermarket ones from Jofer and similar are a little cheaper. But a tool head isn't part of the standard change kit. The standard kit comes with a shell plate and the little brass case pins, case feed bits and a powder funnel. Another plus to the Hornady; I like the spring that runs around the shell plate. No small pin to accidentally drop into the trash or have bounce across the floor and roll under the loading bench. Sent from my SM-A505U using Tapatalk
  14. I know H has shims. Personally I'd like to see something entirely different. A Dillon-ish tool head. Or maybe something like Lee's bushings with the spring-loaded detent. Sent from my SM-A505U using Tapatalk
  15. I see the benefits in certain situations. Yours, for example, is the perfect reason to be able to swap seating and expanding dies. Personally I've found the bushings sometimes so tight they're hard to lock and unlock. Sometimes they are the opposite. I've had a powder measure unlock and come up with the case. The key is probably to have spare o-rings and swap them out when bushings get a little loose. Even then I've seen some bushings are still relatively easy to turn. Hornady makes a brass washer/shim that's supposed to fix loose bushings. Sent from my SM-A505U using Tapatalk
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