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  1. ringram

    Mark7 Evolution

    Ok index pawl adjuster found ok. I think I didnt have the tool head in the up position! Thanks to those who helped me there Cranked out 200 rounds no problem now manually. Only issue is pesky range brass where the top of the pimer cap comes off leaving the primer sides stuck in the case. Bad news for swage. But you can feel that manually. Im guessing in auto mode that will be a clusterf**k Hopefully it will torque out. I dont fancy preprocessing brass. Kind of defeats the point. I would probably just run the whole lot manually that being the case. Which is the benefit of the Evo model over the Revo. In summary, the press is a solid monster. I did pull it apart (tool head off) initially to check things out and QA some index issues. That was a learning experience. The tool head needed to be torqued back on in the down position as when it was up it locked up the press and would not index. As a Lee Loadmaster user for a number of years Im used to fiddling about, diagnosing and tweaking. The Evo needs a little of this, but not too much. Im hoping once its set up its off to the races. It would be good if the manual said to make sure you have a FULL set of SAE/Imperial allen keys. Also a schematic showing all the parts and gears in the press would be good. It helps with diagnosis as well as lubing etc. Its a bit of a black box at present. But so far, so good and I rate the press as much better than the Dillon 1050 and of course the flimsy Lee Loadmaster. I have 1 x 1050 and 3 x Lee Loadmasters, plus now 1 x Evo Pro.
  2. ringram

    Mark7 Evolution

    Cool, Ill see how I go tomorrow.
  3. ringram

    Mark7 Evolution

    Well I got my Evo pro up and running in manual mode. Id like to tweak the index, but for the life of me I can not see where to adjust this. In the video is shows an allen key on the left side next to the main guide pin. BUT its just a black dark hole aka abyss. Does anyone have a pic/video etc of how where to put the allen key. Also what size key? Basically I need a tad more index as the guides end up doing a little alignment rather than the index going to the right place. Thanks
  4. ringram

    3 Shadow 2s after a season of shooting

    Slide stops usually bust around 30,000 I have done 2. I just cycle them from match gun into practice and put a new one in the match gun. Had one extractor die around 40,000 tip broke off. Easy fix. Always have a spare gun on hand though. Prevents disrupted practice sessions
  5. ringram

    Mark7 Evolution

    Well the primer collator is available to order with a new press again. Price is now up around $1700 over the standard primer system. Maybe Ill keep the RF-100 on the job for the time being.
  6. ringram

    X-Treme Bullets - anyone buying lately?

    I recently bought 20k of the 124g HP and they shipped same week. I had them within 10 days, if not sooner. This is post chap 11 or whatever. It was only like 2-3 months ago. There is a link off the main page to check what is in stock. I think I got 7% off at the time too. They shoot very accurately for me out of the CZ. Almost a good as Campro https://www.xtremebullets.com/In-Stock-Now-s/48075.htm
  7. Its all mindset IMO. I usually shoot the first stage better than the rest. So Im backwards! Im pretty focused on sights for the first stage and zeroed in on the A zone.... Later stages, I start going too fast and trying ... focus moves from sights and target to speed and effort = fail. My 2c
  8. ringram

    Mark7 Evolution

    Ok, cool, obvious now Was kind of hoping you could hook the collator up as well...
  9. ringram

    Mark7 Evolution

    Oh, so do you mean I can connect the RF-100 directly to the Evo press?
  10. ringram

    Mighty Armory 9mm Die

    Exactly. My carbide dies certainly do require lubing. Lee also recommends it for their dies. It kind of works without,... if you like tearing the rims off now and again
  11. ringram

    Mark7 Evolution

    Can someone tell me how many primer tubes come with the Evo+Auto? Or even just the Evo? Just wondering how many more to order. I have an RF-100 as well. Any suggestions/tips ?
  12. ringram

    Mighty Armory 9mm Die

    Thanks dude! Im interested in the "no lube required" coating, so will keep my eyes out for reviews.
  13. ringram

    Mighty Armory 9mm Die

    Does the 9mm sizing also come with decap? From their pics I couldnt tell. Looked like separate dies..
  14. ringram

    Optic Ready Shadow2?

    Next years matches are starting to flow out for IPSC registrations and it looks like nobody is offering the optics light division yet. Ive seen like 6 matches including the Extreme Open and none list light. Only full optics. Which makes sense. Given both divisions are probationary I suspect light may well drop off the list when it expires. Which is good as its illogical and many shooters I know did not support the light division.
  15. ringram

    Mark7 Evolution

    Can someone tell me how many primer tubes come with the Evo+Auto? Or even just the Evo? Just wondering how many more to order. I have an RF-100 as well. Any suggestions/tips ?