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  1. rougeqc21

    2018 USPSA Nationals

    Just to confirm, there is no walking of stages the day before, correct?
  2. rougeqc21

    2018 USPSA Nationals

    Anyone know a round count for the production match?
  3. rougeqc21

    Mk7 Evo - Processing Brass

    Great, thanks for the information folks!
  4. rougeqc21

    Mark7 Evolution

    Good point as I have seen that on other scales in the past too! I've verified against throws from a Prometheus G2 and have a separate c1 10g weight - that was when I first got the FX120 - haven't done that in awhile since on an Auto Trickler the throws always match the G2. Suffice to say I've never not trusted the scale :P.
  5. rougeqc21

    Mark7 Evolution

    Yeah, I have - have a 100g class 0 weight from Troemner and use forceps to handle it. That was a result of initially not believing the crazy swings in throw I was getting before the lower assembly was replaced. Scale reads perfectly every time. I've gone so far as to re-calibrate it before every session just to ensure that my logs are accurate.
  6. rougeqc21

    Mk7 Evo - Processing Brass

    So, I only have one press haha (technically a second in a Redding Big Boss II) - that said, not having the ability to have a dedicated head for processing are y'all saying I should process on one pass, then load the rest of the dies and load? Just trying to determine optimal process since it seems that tumbling is best done decapped to clean the primer pocket. Unsure if folks in my situation unload their tool head or not. Maybe one day I'll get a second setup just for this!
  7. rougeqc21

    Mark7 Evolution

    Man, the more you know! That's definitely happened to me but I figured it had to do with the brass being out of spec - never suspected anything else. I very early suspected the plastic hopper was an issue because of the severe static I was getting. After going back and forth with support, I got frustrated and sent my hopper and funnel to Ward at Dramworx and he created a new perfectly fit pyrex hopper. Could not have been happier with the improvement. Didn't solve the problem at the end of the day that was ultimately due to the measure's issues. We seem to be pretty identical in process Tanfastic... I measure every 10 rounds on my FX120i. Call me paranoid but my variance still averages +- .32gr which has caused me to experience several light throws as well. Currently loading 9 minor, 135 bayou RN on 3.6 gr of N320 at 1.12'' OAL through my S2. Because of this, I have refused to use the ammo at matches as of yet - just fulfilling my practice needs for the time being and Syntech is my match load. For the same reason that the variance is yet unexplained, the throw on the case vs direct to a pan is unexplained, and honestly, OAL variance is not what I believe it should be. Posted here asking about the acceptability of said variances and it seems to be the opinion that it should not be acceptable. So, until we have answers as I said, I am just using it to practice.
  8. rougeqc21

    Mark7 Evolution

    Was not aware of the feeder spring "flipper", mine is one of the printed parts.
  9. rougeqc21

    Mark7 Evolution

    Yeah, the plastic shim was replaced with a machined part, chamber profile was changed, and interior dropper sleeve was lengthened. I was one of the first evo's to customers and reported issues early on about severe inconsistencies in the drop. @RGA, I load 9 and have had cases jam up in the top of the feeder's funnel three times per my logs. Another oddity that is yet unexplained but that MK7 is aware of. If I set my powder measure to throw a load directly into a scale pan, then have it throw a measure into a case on the station, I get a completely different throw. This is with full swing on the throw bar as verified on video. I can't make sense of it!
  10. Looking at getting a tumbler from STM and was curious, when processing brass on the Evo, or any progressive, to deprime, do you remove the dies from all the other stations or what is the best way to go about that?
  11. rougeqc21

    Mark7 Evolution

    That is a good idea. In combination with vibratite, I imagine that is a surefire solution to it backing out.
  12. rougeqc21

    Mark7 Evolution

    @dfox the charge also changes on mine after I load even 100 rounds and it is due to the knob loosening despite my really cranking down on it. Thinking about using VC-3 vibratite... Perfect application for it I'd have to imagine. Silly that this was not baked out though and I already had my powder measure replaced once by Mk7.
  13. @davidwiz did you have CZC install/tune the trigger for you or did you manage that yourself?
  14. rougeqc21

    Mark7 Evolution

    @tanks, what kind of variance do you get with OAL on your setup? Would coated rounds be subject to higher variance inherently? Ran 30 tonight and was seeing an average of -0.002 on the primer seating with an ES of 0.004 which landed me 3 pills that were ~+.00005 (since my 120A can only read to .001") and my max was -0.004. On my OAL I recorded an average of 1.114 with an ES of 0.025 and a min of 1.098 and max of 1.123. Really been struggling to get this thing to throw consistent numbers. I again attach the caveat that I am coming from single stage precision rifle loading so the variances just drive me nuts not knowing what should be acceptable or not. Advice is thoroughly appreciated.
  15. rougeqc21

    Mark7 Evolution

    Well, I got something not set right haha. Using mixed headstamp brass if that matters and getting +/- 0.015. Redding comp seater. Where should I look to reign that in? Other notables, loading 135 gr bayou RNs.
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