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  1. Just tried this today. 5.99 average. PM for part 2.
  2. I am posting this is so other members could avoid this mistake even though it is a little embarrassing. I figured out that I did not have the blue tip seated completely on the primer tube. I pressed the tip against my workbench and felt it seat onto the primer tube. I then threw it in the press and no more primer problems. So if you are having priming problems here is one more thing to check.
  3. I am having the exact same problem. Just passed the 50K mark on my press and the priming system has gone to hell. Never had any problems before this started to happen. I have replaced the blue tip several times and primers keep getting stuck and falling out the bottom of the press leaving me with unprimed rounds. If I tap the primer follower rod I can advance the primers and get priming going for a while but it will jam up again. I called Dillon today and was told to replace the blue tip. I have cleaned the press, replaced the primer punch return spring, took the actuator arm assembly off of my other 1050, polished the primer hole in the slide to make sure there were no burrs, verified that the primer hole in the slide is centered in the magazine tube, cleaned the magazine tube, and I can not get this press to prime consistently. I asked the guy at Dillon if he thought if the brass roller on the primer slide could wear down but he didn't think so. Tonight I put the primer magazine tube from my 650, the one with the brass tip, in my press and loaded 250 rounds without a problem. I just don't know how safe it is to run the press like that. So it appears that the OP got his press fixed but I can't figure out how he did it. I have used Winchester primers in the machine since it was new. Does anybody have any ideas I could try.
  4. 124s for me. 147s seem a little sluggish. I do like the feeling of the 147s in the plastic guns though.
  5. I have a Shadow for production and. a couple of 2011s for limited. I’ve been able to shoot the orange in 40 and it is a real nice gun. If I was starting out again in limited I would definitely give one a try. As far as Leo’s shooting I’m sure he would be winning with a 2011 too. I think you don’t see the oranges on the super squad is because no one is giving them away. They are hard enough to buy.
  6. That laser has to be as high as possible on the bullet. There should be a halo right around the hole that the laser would go into if the bullet wasn’t there. The halo is right on the edge of the hole. .
  7. So I got the bullet sensor hooked up and it works pretty well. Also the software/firmware update seemed to smooth indexing considerabely . I was loading 9 major at a 1631 rounds per hour rate with an index speed of 0 and a top dwell of 1. One issue that i noticed is that it seems that the sensor lets the down cycle of the press start if the bullet is in the correct position, if the bullet topples or falls off the case after the cycle starts the press will continue until the digital clutch stops it. I only discovered this because I kept turning the rpms up to get a bullet to topple to see how this thing works. This sensor is a very cool piece of engineering.
  8. Got mine last night. Going to hook it up and give it a try.
  9. I would be interested in the Ace rifle length if the other guy isn't.

    1. Frank34




      I haven't heard from the other guy, it is in great shape.  It was taken off of a rifle and no damage was done to the foam.  I would sell it for $80 shipped.  If you want some pictures I could e-mail or text them to you just let me know.




    2. Bob Hostetter

      Bob Hostetter

      I have a ton of AR parts, interested in doing any trading?

  10. Well I'm just glad I found out about it. Got one on order.
  11. Changing the time that you clean your brass won't help. The issue is the process, soap and water make the brass too clean. What I have done is to back my powder funnel out a bit and if you get it right you will eliminate a lot of the sticking. If you have a Mr. Bulletfeeder funnel the problem can even be worse. You can try to polish both types of funnels. You can also try the 1050 powder funnel as it bells the case differently. If you take the time to experiment you will probably get the sticking down to a tolerable level.
  12. Hey there I have a new 8 MOA I have an FFL and bought some for the guys in my club and have an extra. If your interested how about 370 shipped?  

    Ill be out of town until 9/10 so you have plenty of time to think about it. Keep it in mind. 




  13. Try Tripp Cobra mags. I've had great results with them in 45 and 40 (10 mm).
  14. A 2011 seems pretty wide for a carry gun, I compete with a STI Edge and carry a single stack 1911 for everyday use. I think they both point the same anyway.
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