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  1. Thanks, I already eMailed Rex to see if they can do a 240V version; I'll see what they come back with. I really only need the faster speed for my prep press, and I already have a 110V supply available there for the RT1200 (which was only available in 110V), so worst case is converting the case feeder to 110v and using the motor you identified. Only complication is I added an off-delay timer in there so the motor isn't stop-starting as cases drop past the micro-switch, so I'd need a 110V timer as well (assuming it isn't already multi-voltage). These presses are exclusively for .308; my only concern is that the higher speed might not give enough time for the longer cases to drop - I occasionally get a case jamming on one of the presses. The feeders are both the old version, but I have one of the new models still boxed that's waiting for an annealer project, so I could swap that in. Do you use rifle cases with the higher speed motor? I'm in the UK, hence the 240V supply. Thanks again!
  2. Thanks, but I did not mention using a 24V motor. I'm looking for a 240V motor to be a direct replacement for the existing 240V motor (as fitted to international spec case feeders), precisely to avoid additional wiring and modifications. I'm not sure if the part numbers have changed since you ordered, but there doesn't seem to be a #614K44 at McMaster-Carr. There is a #6142K44 (note the extra '2'), which *looks* similar and matches the price you mentioned.
  3. Are you sure the part number is complete? It looks like there may be a digit missing. Also, do you have the Rex part number, as I'm trying to identify an equivalent 240V motor. I think the 'Spec Number' is what's required, but a photo of the label would be ideal. Thanks! Example only, showing location of spec number:
  4. No, it's steadying the case as it moves from the powder drop to bullet drop on this press. It could sit between any of stations 5/6, 6/7 or 7/8 to suit different configurations.
  5. Precisely. And that wobble caused powder spill (when there is powder in the cases). So it stops powder from spilling - a problem that shellplate bearings, delrin balls and cable ties has so far failed to solve.
  6. After trying the shellplate bearing kit, delrin ball and using cable ties I still needed to use my finger to steady the case to completely prevent powder spill on shellplate indexing. I was thinking about making some kind of spring-loaded fibreglass rod to replace my finger, then I saw the DAA PSP brush mentioned here & thought I'd give it a try. I made this video showing the 'before' & 'after'. See what you think. I had to trim the brush a little to stop it pushing the case in too much (otherwise it would catch the bullet dropper). I also read here that the brush breaks-in a little after 100 rounds or so.
  7. I use a case-activated measure with a funnel to drop weighed charges. It solves a couple of issues with the static funnel approach: 1) Interrupting press cycling to drop the powder isn't the best route to consistency. 2) It's easy to drop the powder at the wrong time, which is messy and time-consuming to clean-up. It does introduce another problem though, which is the potential to drop a second charge into the measure, which is also messy (or dangerous). To counter that there's a camera and light viewing into the funnel. I used a RCBS powder measure as I wasn't convinced the Dillon measure would drop every single kernel when used this way (plus I had a few RCBS units lying around). The dispenser shelf is mounted to the wall and uses anti-vibration mounts for further isolation from the press and bench. In the video the funnel is the purple part (made from a household cleaning spray bottle). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvHruJ8Af68&feature=youtu.be
  8. That would be perfect...if it fitted in the primer station. Maybe I'll try and engineer something that mounts like the EGA solution and takes a Dillon swage mandrel. Thanks all.
  9. Hi, I was about to order the primer hold-down die from EGA, but they say it's not for use on rifle brass. Does anyone know of a solution that would work for rifle, specifically .308? After all, if it reaches the head of a .45 case it should reach a .308, and it's only doing the same job as a swage back-up die. Does anyone else use the EGA primer hold-down die with .308/rifle brass, or is there another solution that can be purchased or engineered? Thanks!
  10. Pretty similar to my process, but I actually run the flare on the loading press, otherwise I found that tumbling off the lube was removing or reducing the flare. Have you tried polishing the M die mandrel to a bright finish? In the end I split the neck-expand and flare tasks into 2 steps. The neck-expand occurs at the end of the prep pass, using a floating carbide mandrel which helps reduce sticking and reduces runout. I run the flare during loading with a custom floating mandrel so the narrow part is barely touching the ID and it only puts on the tiny flare for the bullet dropper.
  11. Mine sits at eye level on heavy-duty wall mounted brackets with anti-vibration mounts and a glass/granite shelf, so it's completely isolated from the bench and presses. The brackets are designed for bus shelter seats, so they're good for quite a load. The balance is a lab-grade force-restoration model. I've never had issues with interference from lighting or phones etc, either with these lab balances or analytical balances, but maybe some models are more susceptible. The white strip leading-in from the bottom-left corner of the image is a fluorescent light.
  12. Unfortunately I don't know. It came with a used 1050 that I picked-up.
  13. I've never used it, but I had one lying around so I fitted it, and it does clear and cycle as shown in the photo (there is good clearance all around, despite how it may appear). Yes. The RCBS Uniflow hopper is pretty tiny. On the left is the Hornady, middle the Uniflow, and the right is the hopper from a RCBS 'Quick Change' measure. You can order the Quick Change hopper (plus baffle and cap) to upgrade a Uniflow (or "Competition") measure, but I doubt it would fit under the case feeder - if anyone is really interested I could test that configuration after my vacation. Note that there is also a RCBS "Quick Change High Capacity" measure, which is *not* compatible with the uniflow body. I had to grind the Uniflow body (top of photo) to fit next to a Mr BF. It would probably interfere if it had the standard hopper in it.
  14. I always thought that the sleeve should be operated by the case (specifically, the case shoulder against the shoulder in the sleeve), ensuring positive location, concentricity etc. If the sleeve is driven by the shellplate then the case isn't necessarily even in contact with the sleeve and guided by it, so you might as well use a standard/sleeveless die. In other words, if the sleeve contacts the shell-holder/shellplate when a case is present, the die isn't adjusted properly. Consequently: fully cutting down the sleeve retains the intended function. ..
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