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  1. For years I’ve just pulled the 2 screws and taken the powder measure off to dump the unused powder back in the jug. I recently got the QD and am totally loving it! It’s not expensive and definitely is a time-saver. In fact, now even in the middle of a reloading session when I refill the powder hopper I’ll remove the hopper to refill. That way no stray powder flecks can find themselves down the primer tube. Definitely a good investment in my book.
  2. Hah that would be cool. But I’m just happy if it reliably fills primer tubes like he says in 45-60 seconds.
  3. The Swage Sense is a must have as is the Bullet Sense. Loading .40 I have come across plenty of crimped primer pockets with the non-toxic brass (marked NT). But the biggest advantage to the Swage Sense is to catch the occasional primer that is pulled back into the pocket by the decapper. The Bullet Sense is good to catch those times when a bullet doesn't fall. I have it happen once out of every 1000 rounds or so and I usually don't catch it in time. Spilled powder in the bullet bin is always fun to clean up. I guess the Evo/Revo has a way of attaching a primer sensor as well. I'd love to have that on my 1050 to catch those times a primer fails to make it into the pocket.
  4. The only thing more awesome than the MBF is the MBF Pro Bigger collator with a stand-alone mount. And the bullet dropper is a little beefier as well.
  5. I run a 7lb longslide recoil spring (which equates to your 9lb standard one) in my Stock 2 without any issues. I’ve even had a 6lb longslide in there but didn’t like the sluggish feel of the slide. It sounds like you’re just experiencing some binding. Recommend a good polish job at least on the frame and slide rails (and other parts as well time permitting). One place you can check for binding is where the guide rod sits in the frame, specifically where all the impact of the slide goes as it hits the frame in recoil. Without a cone-fit guide rod you’ll probably have some burrs which causes problems with the barrel lockup. If you have any burrs, file them down and use a cone-fit guide rod. Besides working with your recoil spring to get it to the ideal weight, other must-haves with a DA/SA Tanfo in my opinion are the PD firing pin spring, 15.5 PD hammer spring and a Henning (or other) cone-fit guide rod.
  6. ... and Mecgar mags. Dunno if this is a plus or minus
  7. I like the Lok palmswell Ridgebacks. Very aggressive texture and the palm swell ensures a great grip in my hands.
  8. Here she is. Super 1050 with a Mr. Bullet Feeder Pro and Mark VII autodrive. And of course a quick disconnect for the powder measure.
  9. Trace, glad to hear it's running well. And I agree, once you get it set up correctly the 1050 cranks out consistent ammo with ease. YMMV, but mine has been running great without an expander die. I have the Mr Bullet feeder and the powder funnel/expander thing that comes with it is a lot less harsh on brass than the Dillon powder funnel. The MBF one if installed correctly will barely widen the case mouth whereas the Dillon one has noticeably more resistance while operating the handle.
  10. I shoot .40 minor in a Limited Pro and a Stock II. A good polish job goes a long way towards a good trigger, and I agree with what everyone says about leaving the stock disco in vs the BOLO since I also don't ride the reset. On both models I have the Henning cone-fit guiderod (which is a must in my opinion), the PD firing pin spring and the PD 15.5 hammer spring. Everything else internal is pretty much stock. Play with the recoil spring to see what works best for you. On the Stock II the Wolff 8lb longslide spring works great for major loads and the 6lb one is great for minor loads. If you want your slide to reliably auto-forward on a slide-lock reload, I would go with a 7lb longslide spring for .40 minor. For the Limited Pro and the Stock III the 10lb longslide spring works well for .40 major and the 8lb or 9lb works for .40 minor.
  11. I’m just happy if this fills primer tubes without any issues. I’m fine to feed my press a tube at a time. If nothing else, when a primer issue appears it’s easier to fix when I know there aren’t more than 100 in there at any one time.
  12. I'm IN!!! Filling primer tubes is also whack. Anyone know when it's due to be released?
  13. After loading waaaay too many rounds this week I finally found what was causing my primer issues. Assuming you've tried and fixed everything GregJ mentioned above, there's one more thing to check. If you aren't very careful when filling the powder hopper, I'm willing to bet there are some flecks of powder that make it down the primer tube. That would explain how primers are getting caught in the blue tip and then kicked out the bottom of the primer slide. That's definitely been happening to me since my primer issues don't pop up till after I refill the powder hopper.
  14. Mine is just barely finger tightened and I still get the occasional primer stuck in the blue tip. Maybe I need to lengthen the pause on the upstroke to give the primer a little more time to actually seat itself in the primer slide..... dunno
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