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  • Birthday 10/20/1967

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    Robert Williams

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  1. That event, much like setting off primers in the feed tube on the press, is something I would rather not personally experience.
  2. HOLY CRAP! I didn't know that about one shot. I mostly use dillon, but I do have 2 cans of one shot that I will randomly, for no specific reason, use instead.
  3. I see people talking about having to lube in bags & such... I just dump brass into my casefeeder and then spray liberally with dillon case lube. The rotation of the feeder plate seems to spread it enough to take care of it for me. Of course, this all goes back to my goal of using the fewest possible steps, and streamlining those steps as much as possible... and since I'm using a Mark 7 pro, I'm not too worried if lever effort is higher than if I took time to lube them better.
  4. I've quit using pins, too. I now use water and about a capful of Brass Juice. 30-45 minutes in my thumblers tumbler cleans about as well as 75-90 minutes with pins... LOVE this stuff!! (not affiliated with the company, at all, btw) Big advantage to me, besides no straining of pins, is that the water and brass juice solution can be reused at least 5-6 times, so there's one more step cut out of much of my reloading chores.
  5. The smartass in me says I've never known of any regiment even owning a 1050, let alone cleaning one The helper in me says I vacuum it or blow it off with compressed air (I have an air compressor plumbed into my reloading room) about 1-2 times an hour while running, more often if I have a powder spill or problem, and lube it and wipe down at every caliber change. I do a deep clean once every 6-9 months. Several of my shell plates, case plungers, and primer bars are Robar NP3+ coated, and that seems to have helped a bit with both friction, and with gunk sticking to various reciprocating parts. I may well be simply fooling myself about that, but I'm confident enough about it that I"m about to send one of my 1050s major parts off to Robar to have them NP3+ coated, as well. I think that will help a bit with both friction, and with keeping them clean.
  6. I'll be the lone dissenter: I won't pay more than 60% of dillon prices for a machine in good condition, and 50% if it's rough. Used Dillon prices are all coming down, imho. Pressure from the top side due to Mark 7s...evidently causing people to dump 1050s, which in turn is putting pricing pressure on 650s and 550s, too. In the last 6 months I've definitely encountered more sub $1000 1050s than at any time in the last 10 years.
  7. That's why I'm asking: On the one hand, it seems kinda simple...but on the other hand, I really didn't think there would be a lot of people dumping a $2k machine after purchasing a $5-12k machine... I have 4 1050s, 2 are now rocking Mark 7 pros. I want a revo, but if and when I get one (not happening any time soon) I'll keep the 1050s for processing and for loading lower volume calibers. I thought that the Revolution's primary customers would be high volume reloaders, not people likely to only load one caliber, or to only load virgin, new brass.
  8. About 8? ish years ago, I bought a used RL1050 for ~$800. At the time, it was a smoking deal... 3 tool heads/powder droppers, 4 case feeder plates, multiple dies. About 2-4 years ago, Supers and RLs were basically going for $1200 for good deals, and 1400-1500 on average- all used, of course. January of this year I bought 2 more supers for less than $1000- one of them had 2 extra loaded tool heads. (one for me and one for my brother) Now it looks like overall 1050s are running right about $1000 in local sales on craigslist and also sometimes on ebay (4 supers sold for 800-850 on ebay in april and may). My opinion is that for every Mark 7 Evo or Revo sold, something like .6 or .7 dillon 1050s are being sold off by long-term owners, and that's pushing the used market down. Is anyone else seeing/noticing this, or have I simply been seeing the aberrations, not even close to averages?
  9. WOW!! Good Catch! I've been having the same issue, just went and looked at mine, and while it's not as severe as yours on the left, it's definitely worn... I'll be replacing it ASAP.
  10. I had problems and problems with upside down bullets... thought I'd tried everything... Finally, at the suggestion of someone on facebook, I changed the angle of the feeder...tilted it up by about 1/2" on the high side (raised it) and it went just about perfect after that.
  11. Thank you for posting this: I have had these sorters for years and love them... but never thought of permanent spacers... I use a 5 gal bucket on top of an old vibratory tumbler, and it works great, but I can definitely see spacers making this a much faster/easier process.
  12. Then I routed a space in my workbench top and mounted my Inline Fabrication Baseplate... Took me 3 hours... route out a rough opening, clean up with chisel and rasp... after about 2 hours of that, the plate fit, but was about 1/4" proud of the benchtop.... SO... Went at it with the router again, then the rasp, then the chisel... in the end, it was worth it, but lord was it nerve racking!
  13. I installed my Inline Fabrication Inline Rail...since no holes matched my studs, I first put up a 1x4" and secured it to the wall using 2 4" screws per stud. Very nice... Turns out my wall is exactly 96 1/4" wide, so I'm going to order a second.
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