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  1. I've got the Mr. Bullet Feeder Pro on my Revolution, much prefer it to any of my older Mr Bullet Feeders. I like being able to dump a full 1000 bullets into it and not have to much about with filling it more often
  2. nah I was just being a smartass, I am sitting here waiting and waiting for one, and hope it comes out sooner than later
  3. @quiller thanks for the video, I would bet some of the scraping is the toolhead spring, I don't have that on my Revo, and forgot you'd have that. Your index looks solid, no need to tune that. So I'd put some grease on the spring and some machine oil on the rear guide rod and the main ram. Also make sure you've greased the crank and oiled the internal guide rod too.
  4. @quiller My goto on crimp is that I don't want to see any marks on a pulled bullet. The crimp is really just supposed to take out the bell, not actually crimp like you would on a revolver round (I'm assuming you're running semi auto bullets). So on a new setup it's just slowly adjusting the crimp until I see a mark on the bullet and then back it off a little bit until no indent. Over flaring can cause all sorts of problems, including over stressing the cases which would reduce the number of times you can reload them. If you're constantly picking your own brass that can come into play. I've gotten to know my Revolution intimately, from having to remove and drill and tap a new setscrew for the top pin on the crank, pulling the motor to do so, swapping top plates back and forth (the part of the press the shellplate sits on), and all the adjustments for index etc, to replacing fuses and wires inside the console (all my fault). I think I've got a good handle on it now, but Tom, Misty and Anthony regularly surprise me with input on things I'd never even noticed or thought about.
  5. @quiller can you post video of your machine empty and pulling the handle a dozen or so times so we can see the indexing? The scraping you're feeling could be one of the alignment pins rubbing on the shellplate as the toolhead comes down. Another thing you could check is to remove the toolhead and pull the handle through a full stroke (being sure that the swage rod doesn't hit the underside of the shellplate if it doesn't index enough) and seeing if you feel any scraping then. If you do I would make sure the main ram is lubed, I lube it with machine oil, just a small amount, everytime I sit down at my Revolution, same goes for the guide rod and bushing at the back. Cases not fitting in the gauge properly after loading could be because that gauge is made a little shorter than some specs. And easy way to tell is to simply seat a bullet deeper and see. I load 147gr to 1.11" OAL, 124gr too. Another test would be to run a case through and not seat a bullet, but let it go through the crimp station, then see if it goes into the gauge correctly. If it does than it is for sure OAL. Some gauges are tighter in tolerance than others. The ultimate test is a plunk test in your gun's barrel. If it fits in there and fits your mags, then all is good.
  6. @Jim Watson If I had my way I'd only use Federal all the time, but supply up here can be a bitch and I have to take what my sponsors give me. I keep the Federals for matches, next on the list would be CCI, and then S&B and lastly the Ginex, even though they are reliable, I don't trust them 100% yet
  7. @Jim Watson using Ginex primers, softest primers I've ever used. It doesn't mean they are necessarily easier to ignite than Federal (I'd say they are about the same), but the metal of them is much softer. If I have an upside down one I have about a 30 percent chance of knocking it out successfully, most times it either distorts so much that the anvil and priming compound fall out and it gets a huge dimple in the face. Sometimes the decapping pin actually penetrates the primer and punches out all that stuff too. Super soft metal.
  8. I've run the Primer Pro with Winchester small rifle (all I could source up here right now) for a buddies Major ammo. Those are some filthy primers. Never really noticed that before. I did a test with 300 of them in my Pledged machine, they ran fine. But they did leave debris in the machine, more than even the cheap Chinese primers I use for some practice ammo. But the next batch of S&B I ran through went fine as did the Ginex and Federal for my next batches. I've passed 70,000 primers run through this machine. I had 2 upside down Ginex the other day, but again I had loaded some into the top of a tube by hand and could have screwed that up as I was more focused on the jam I had in the 1050. The plastic still isn't showing any wear or tear.
  9. yeah if you're never going to see crimped cases you could set the swage sensor up to detect primers that didn't leave the case, and not put too much stress on your shell plate. All my brass is crimped, at least my match brass, so need to swage.
  10. great video on that primer flip. Interesting. I don't use the spring powered one on my Revo, it's on the 1050 for processing. I notice the shell plate is getting moved down before the hold down die is really in place, what is causing that?
  11. I also had media up in the shims too, made for upside down bullets which usually causes double feeds too
  12. I recently had a bunch of double drops happening and I have two springs on mine to pull the dropper back into place. Took it apart and discovered it had some sort of media built up in it. I'm guessing tumbling media from the bullet manufacture that somehow made it down into the dropper
  13. that would be quite the ballistic arc lol
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