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  1. Guess I should clarify. The issue I mentioned was with the MBF mounted to the Dillon casefeeder on my old bench. The way it is now, my new bench is way overbuilt, bolted to a concrete wall, and has about 500+ pounds of brass and bullets underneath. So there's zero vibration.
  2. I had some vibration from the bench and through the casefeeder bowl to the MBF, so every once in a while a bullet would fall off the feed plate by that spring lever thing. Then I'd end up with some upside down bullets. So, having it on a firm mount definitely helps.
  3. Yeah, I'd be careful with any kind of polish. You don't want a bright spot that doesn't match the rest of the slide. I'd say brake cleaner and brass/bronze brush (lightly) are the best advice so far.
  4. I'd guess it has to do with how the primer tube is mounted, which is probably critical to the design/function of the device. It would be pretty easy to make a bench top mount from a few pieces of wood. Something shaped like the bottom portion of a shoe box would work.
  5. If I asked my wife to do that, she'd probably just look at me and laugh. She had no problem going up on the roof last week to clean out the gutters when it was 30 degrees. But fill primer tubes? No way.
  6. No, sorry. It's just something I made for mine. You can get the stainless fittings from a marine supply house. The brand name is Sea-Dog and they're used for boat tops. The black mounting part, I made from steel I had around the shop. You can probably find an easier way to do that. Like the current MBF mount is just a bent piece of flat stock that clamps around the motor. You could start with something like that and weld a flat plate to the bottom.
  7. Well, sure hope it works. I had an RF100 and could never get it to run reliably. Basically, had at least 10% upside down primers no matter what I tried. Currently using a PAL, which works great, but still take a lot of time as you have to sit and hold it while it works. So filling a dozen or so tubes takes a while. If this thing works as advertised, it'll be worth the price.
  8. I would try lacquer thinner. Won't hurt anything.
  9. I got my first Mr. Bulletfeeder probably 5+ years ago, and never liked the mounting arrangement with the pucks and sticks hanging off the side of the casefeeder. So, I get some black pipe, a flange base, and made an adapter to create a stand-alone mount. It was a big improvement, and worked great. But I always wanted to come up with a better design. So fast forward to present day, and I'm finally making some progress on a new reloading bench, which I started on a couple of years. Since I got most of my presses mounted, I decided to redo the mounts for the bulletfeeders. Below are some photos showing what I came up with . First, I fabricated an adapter that mounts on the bottom of the feeder bowl. Then I mounted an adjustable fitting and cap that slips on a piece of 1" tubing. Those are mounted to a flange and the whole thing is bolted to the bench. The fittings, tube and base are all stainless. The best part is that now I can adjust the angle of the bullet feeder with a single Allen head screw, which takes about 30 seconds. And I can remove the bullet feeder from the post by loosening a single set screw, which also takes about 30 seconds. So overall, I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. Now I just need to make a couple more. And finish the bench.
  10. Some of that stuff is questionable unless you're the type that just likes to spend money. Like the primer chute for $19? You can take a piece of 5.56 brass and cut the bottom off and it does the same thing. For free.
  11. Mine are all set up with bullet feeder, LED lights, quick release for powder measure, cartridge counter, and primer tube going into a jar,
  12. Yep. The difference is going to be miniscule. Also, more mass on the barrel means more deceleration of the slide as the barrel unlocks, so you'll have an initial jolt right after firing, versus later in the cycle with a lighter barrel. But that's in theory. In reality, I highly doubt anyone could tell the difference. A different weight recoil spring will likely have a bigger impact on an order of magnitude compared to the difference in barrel unlocking. So really, the tungsten sleeve is just a lot of trouble and expense for nothing more than some added weight. If that's what you're after, there are far easier and less expensive ways to get there.
  13. I'm sure it makes a difference, but that doesn't mean it's better. The only real difference is going to be some additional unsprung weight. If you like a heavier gun because of how it handles, or if you rely on extra weight to help with recoil control, then it's probably a good option for you. If you like a lighter gun, probably not.
  14. Well, guess that makes sense. But I think I'll hold off and wait for the Legion ammo. That should be good to -100 or more.
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