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  1. slavex

    Mark7 Evolution

    The Mk7 powder drop can do exactly the same level of precision, if not better, than the Dillon. One caveat to using a Dillon on the Mk7 is that you'd have to use the spring return setup as there is no where to connect the backup rod to reset the measure.
  2. slavex

    Started Wet Tumbling

    depends on the brass honestly, rifle yes, pistol no. Unless I'm bored, in which case I'm washing the brass twice, once before decapping and once after.
  3. slavex

    Mark7 Evolution

    Yes, but why would you?
  4. slavex

    Mark7 Evolution

    yes and yes, why put stress on the Swage and Swagesense and possibly wreck cases? Same thing goes for the bulletsense, sure the torque/clutch sensor will stop before it hurts the press but the bullet and case will be pooched most likely.
  5. slavex

    Started Wet Tumbling

    yeah I stopped using pins ages ago. The only time I might use them is with my match rifle rounds, maybe.
  6. slavex

    Mark7 Evolution

    Old pic, the powder measure they are shipping is their own design.
  7. slavex

    Mark7 Evolution

    aaah, jeez, right it's in the case feeder lol, mine is a different case feeder and the sensor is in the drop tube
  8. slavex

    Mark7 Evolution

    the sensor that goes on the case feed drop tube, that triggers the case feeder
  9. slavex

    Mark7 Evolution

    Dude, where is the case feeder sensor?
  10. slavex

    Mark7 Evolution

    if they made the funnel portion of the powder hopper a bit taller it wouldn't be so bad to connect, it was a lot of "fun" for me too. I had some concerns with the 3D printed plastic C clip that you need to screw down to hold the powder hopper, but Mk7 is already sending me a machined aluminum one. Which did you get?
  11. yeah you'd need to have a lot more data to really figure out what is causing the spread. weigh every bullet, weigh and volume test all cases too.
  12. slavex

    Mark7 Evolution

    I simply lube the brass I get off the indoor range now, no tumbling at all, then into the press for processing, then into the wet tumbler with no pins. That allows me to load with confidence in knowing that the brass is all good, and has no debris in it. I'm also planning on getting a rollsizer from Kevin Whitehead in Australia, which would mean I'd have to change up my process a bit. Probably a dry tumble in the garage, then into the roll sizer, then into the processor, then into a wet tumble and then load. I might just wet tumble twice though, as I hate dry tumbling.
  13. I'd say this looks pretty normal as far as variations in velocity and the SD. I've hand weighed loads for pistol and ended with larger spreads. It can be anything from different case volume, even when you use the same brand cases, to different thicknesses of jacket or hardness of lead etc. Pistol ammo and rifle ammo are two totally different beasts in my opinion, and pistol seems to always have more variation, unless you want to use benchrest rifle practices with pistol ammo.
  14. slavex

    Mark7 Evolution

    Until recently all my brass was outside and inside pickup stuff, so gravel and other debris could be in the cases. Nothing ruins the flow of loading like running into a rock in your case, and on the 1050 MK7 that could be disastrous if you forget to check for a double charge when you clear the jam. So I started processing brass, as it can do that while I'm working on guns or what not. A couple hours of 'smithing and I've got brass for a month or so. Then when it comes time to load, I've washed that brass and dried it after processing (to get the lube off and clean it in general), this makes the whole process worry free. Now having the Revo, while I'm loading the other Mk7 is processing brass for me, so I get twice as much done at the same time. I'm strongly thinking about ordering a Revo processor (stripped Revo just for processing) or getting an Evolution and throw it on the Mk7 automation table and sell the 1050 currently sitting there. not sure what I'll do.
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