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  1. Why would anyone use different load data when loading on a different machine? The load is the load It's not machine-dependent, it's gun- and shooter-dependent.
  2. Are you loading 9mm or 38 SC? Do you lube your brass? If it's .223 or .308, I can understand the longer bottom dwell. (I load at 3, with 9mm and lube. At 2 I get too many torque sensor stops. At 3 I still get some ...)
  3. Yeah, me too. The case feed system also seems to be happier at a slower speed. Nature of the beast, y'know.
  4. The Evo (and I think also the Revo) isn't designed to do active loading at 3500 RHP. That's more a speed for brass processing. 3000 also. (Those speeds were recently added to keep up with "the other guys", I'm told.) None of this is in the manual, but then most of how the machine actually works isn't. OP's settings yield a net output of about 1700 RPH, because everything is slowed down so much. I've been running 9mm at 2000 RPH, Index 1, and Bottom Dwell 1 and get the same yield of 1700 (slower, actually, due to stoppages, but that's another conversation). Changing out primers takes 12-15 seconds every 100 rounds, so that also slows things a bit from 1700. I've been unable to run faster than 2000 with my own settings (above) because the primers and case feed go wacko at 2500 and up. I like echotango's settings. They yield about 2080 RPH (minus primer changeovers), and the slower index may help with case feeding. The primer shuttle still whips around pretty fast, though. I'm going to give this a try tomorrow and see how it turns out. My sensors include Swage (actually not real useful; Decap might be better unless it doesn't catch "ringers"), Primer tube, Primer Orientation (crucial), Powder Check, and BulletSense (a real pain to adjust but very useful - catches indexing failures as well as missed or fallen-over bullets).
  5. In USPSA, that would be Open Div.
  6. Sarcasm? Changing the Divisions around seems to be an ongoing source of amusement for everyone. Just trying to get my personal needs met!
  7. Yes, and for crying out loud let us have a magwell and at least a small comp. Just one chamber, or maybe two small ones. That might reduce Open's unfair competitive advantage a bit. And the lead-filled flashlight body mentioned above - didn't that work pretty well in Limited?
  8. OP, you're not alone. The primer system is one of the "soft" points of the Evo/Pro. It's basically a beefed-up version of the 1050 priming system, but it seems to have the same weaknesses. Also, the Evo is a highly-engineered but exquisitely sensitive machine that needs a lot of fine adjustments to keep it running. I've found that the stacked priming system and case feed system (case feed assembly + shell plate) are common causes of stoppages. Sometimes it runs fine, sometimes it can't do 100 rounds without stopping. And yes, I've followed every bit of advice from M7, their manuals and handouts, the M7 Community (which is pretty sparse), and here at BE, and put countless hours into making it run. With the primer system, it's crucial to check the alignment of the primer tube over the primer pocket in the shuttle, adjustment of the primer shuttle's stop point in its travel backward (to align it properly with the shuttle pocket), and making sure the downward end of the internal primer tube and the shuttle pocket are smooth and with no rough edges. The lower end of the primer tube gets chopped up over time due to wayward movements of primers and screws up the smooth delivery of primers into the pocket. You need to take the primer feed ass'y off at intervals and clean everything to keep grit out of it. Oil the sides of the shuttle lightly, per the instructions. There doesn't seem to be any way to keep primers from flipping out of the shuttle and getting crushed between the shell plate and the primer tube flange, even with a protective plastic plate over the gap between them or at the aft end of the shuttle (just like the 1050...). It will also fail to feed primers at regular intervals. A Primer Orientation Sensor helps keep the mess down by stopping the machine. It also "smears" primers fairly regularly, perhaps because the primer seating rod gets stuck in the large hole at the front of the shuttle. That needs to be smoothed and polished. You might need to keep the production rate at 2000 RPH or less. The shuttle moves pretty fast at any speed, and the faster you cycle the more likely things will go wrong. None of this is new. Many folks have had these problems; it seems "built in" to the design. They're apparently working on a new primer feed design; that may be the Evo-version primer collator that we've heard about (not out yet). Best of luck with your Evo Pro. It can be an adventure!
  9. Well, we do beat the little fellows up pretty regularly, especially on CO guns ...
  10. Like I said, call them. And listen to the folks who actually own them. Yes, CMore needs to update their web site. That's on them.
  11. The RTS2 warranty is indeed lifetime. They just need to get that on the package insert. If you need verification, just call them (540-347-4683). Everyone I know who uses them is seeing CMore back them up.
  12. This^ - me, too. There's no "cult" (where the heck did that come from? ), just a good product, nice people, and a willingness to back it up with service.
  13. I recall that at official USPSA matches (Level 1 and up) there can't be "local rules" that are more restrictive than USPSA's rules...
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