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  1. Skip, went to your Ebay store to order a few of these and apparently the checkout process has changed. It takes you to PP, you log in and there is a confirm and pay screen with no place to enter the BER code. Any suggestions?
  2. This is good news, Nobel makes some great powders.
  3. Or the rubber seal is compromised/damaged. Still, does a visual check of the rejected brass show truly defective brass? because 10% seems mighty high. funny you mention the 38 super. On our 1050's I cut down the black cover feed tube over the case feed shuttle cock so the green feed tube adapter sits lower. Now I know right away when one of those guys tries to sneak thru. Most machines sort by diameter, we do both diameter and height but still some sneak thru. I still haven't figured out a good way to get 357 sig out of the 40 S&W. Member KTM300 here works with visual automation and
  4. That seems high can you tell why they are being kicked out? Once I pull all the aluminum and steel out I maybe maybe reject about 1/4 5 gal bucket of unusable 9mm out of a 40 gallon drum filled with mixed 9mm/380 ( very little 380 ).......maybe at most. This is with indoor range brass. Is this the camdex loader or the case checker/prepper the one that shoots air into the case to check them?
  5. Replacement indexing pawls. They wear out, are inexpensive and a pain in the butt when you find you need one and have to order it. Part number 13705. Extra decapping pins pretty sure the spare parts kit has decapping pins but I seem to never have enough on hand. Not sure if the kit has pawls. Not a common item but if you load a lot you will need it at some point and you will need it at the worst possible time. Otherwise welcome to the club and stay safe.
  6. A colt 45 case fits nicely over the top of the primer feed rod. I fill them with lead almost to the top then slip it on and tape it. If you were to keep a slight downward pressure on that rod with your finger while cranking does it click through consistently on each stroke. I absolutely hate that Dillon switched to these plastic crap rods
  7. Boy that ammobot drive looks sweet. sure wish I could afford it. Out of all the options it does look like the best. Having said that, I had 3 PW auto drives, down to 2 since 1 went to member KTM 300 yesterday. They are tricky to set up properly but once set up are pretty nice to run. there are several key things to keep in mind. *Make sure the machine is running and indexing perfectly with a hand handle before trying to set up the auto drive. *Remove all shell casings from the machine. *Loosen the clutch to the point you can spin the arm on the motor by hand and cycle it. Not so much so
  8. One thing that is not often mentioned is that on the 1050 the primer seating depth is adjustable which is nice if you are doing mixed head stamp brass. On the 650 it is not and it is easy to end up with primers that are not seated to the correct depth of about 3 to 6 thousandths below flush when using mixed HS. I have 3 1050's, two with auto drives...I love them. It is a superior machine by far and buying it from Brian will get you the best support out there along with dillons support.
  9. We load tens of thousands of the 9mm 125g RN no lube grove every week. There are several critial points to keep in mind with these. You will have to dial back what you normally use with plated. We load WC231 @ 4.4 grains which is about half a grain less than we load our Montana Golds. Belling on the case needs to be slightly larger to avaoid shaving the coating off at the seating die. Bullet must be oriented nicely on the case to avoid side shaving at the seater die as it reorients and straightens the bullet as it seats. NO CRIMP AT ALL. Just take the bell out. Typically you end up wit
  10. Freakshow is 100% spot on, 90% of our business is competitive shooters that value quality over price. We do make one line of economy polymer bullet ammo that is mostly sold to local ranges. You have to find your niche. You can't compete on price with the big guys. For instance Chris Tilley buys almost 20K worth a month from us and will be shooting our 38 Supercomp in this years world shoot. We also supply the Venezuelan national IDPA team when they are in the USA. We load on 3 1050's, two with auto-drives that we usually only use when we do runs of the poly stuff. When we are doing a
  11. How many grains did you try on the 40 and what type of projectiles? Long or short barrel? Thanks for taking the time to report your experience. The 40 was a Glock 35 with Berry's 180's. I think I tried both round shoulder and flats. I don't remember the exact load, but even when we loaded them light for steel, they still felt like a major PF ammo! I wouldn't recommend it for 40 at all, there are WAY too many powders better suited for the job. Thank you I really appreciate the input.
  12. How many grains did you try on the 40 and what type of projectiles? Long or short barrel? Thanks for taking the time to report your experience.
  13. Thank you Thank you, we are considering purchasing 550 kilos of this powder and some other Maxam powders and appreciate the input. I will be driving out to the midwest sometime in the next few weeks to pick up a 55 kilo sample keg so any load data from forum members is appreciated.
  14. Thank you so much for your report. Can you comment on felt recoil and cleanliness? Did you see any signs of over pressure at all?
  15. The number of rounds you can actually make is ruled by the same mysterious force that causes one sock of a pair to disappear. It's what turns a perfect plan on paper into a head scratching WTF. One day we will discover this force and learn how put it to work for the good of all.
  16. Push it up from below. I use the long end of a hex key
  17. Don't forget the other big USA player. Western Powders out of MT With an FFL-06 you used to be able to get 70 pound kegs of WC 231 from Saint Marks and 100 pound kegs from Western. No problem and a decent price. I have not seen that in a little over 2.5 years and from what I hear it ain't coming back soon.
  18. Can you give us a little more info? What are they being called?, Who is making them? Where did you purchase them? How much did you pay?
  19. I want to point out that as a capitalist I don't only seek to make money based on supply and demand. I/we also have a moral obligation to do what I/we can for the shooting community during shortages. Right now, I have a 70 pound keg of Winchester 231 up for sale on GB at the insane price of about $50 a pound. Split up into 4 lb jugs. I decided to part with 1 keg out of the original 19 kegs I bought a few months before the last Presidential election. I have been watching the market in powders with great interest since then and this looked like a good time to do it. Before this, over the l
  20. I just checked all 3 of mine and they all have that slight movement when the tool head is in the up position. They all have well over 100,000 rounds each through them however. I have never checked on a new out of the box machine so I am not sure if there is no wobble/runout on a new one. They still all run with good specs. Anywhere from +/-004 to .006 variance on OAL depending on caliber and brass.
  21. On the opposite side of that shaft there is an Allen screw. It sometimes works itself loose. I would check that first.
  22. Aside from all the legal mumbo jumbo The OP, I think, was just looking for advice on mimicking SD loads for practice. I think that's fine and I also think that for actual carry use the real stuff from a big name SD manufacturer. Even I will not make and sell SD ammo advertised for SD So getting to the OP. I did the below 2-3 years ago I forget. Reloading Experiments in 40 S&W with Speer Gold Dot 180's In looking at the insane prices they charge for gold dot I thought there is no way I want to pay that much. I picked me up 300 Speer Gold Dot projectiles in 40 S&W180gr and 300 in 9
  23. My wife of 20 years nearly divorced me when I bought my 2nd one.
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