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    Don Crow

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  1. I just went through this exact issue. Called Dillon. They sent a new locator and it has fixed 90% of the problem. It still launches a case every once in a while. I'll try putting some grease under the guide as Sarge suggested.
  2. Tried that first before I posted. Thanks.
  3. My wife and I have our own practiscore accounts. She has had absolutely no luck logging into PS for several days now. Keeps getting: "whoops, looks like something went wrong" During that period of time I had no problems logging into PS. Now this evening I'm having the same problem "whoops, etc....." Are we just lucky or are others experiencing similar?
  4. I've been using this scheme for years. Always meant to get a case feeder but this works well enough that I never took the plunge. I load up enough tubes to get a 500 round run. Works for me. Still going to get a case feeder someday. Tubes from a place called TAP Plastics, Bellevue WA: TAP Plastics But they have a number of other storefronts. I think these are 5/8" OD x 1/2" ID; seems like that would be sloppy fit for 9mm but works just fine.
  5. It seems you would be giving up some flexibility by going to one Mk7 as opposed to two 1050s. Also the two 1050s give you some redundancy should one of them go down. I could see going from a single 1050 to a single Mk7 just because of the coolness and the extra stations would be nice. But going from two 1050s to a single Mk7... that is not as obvious a good move to my mind.
  6. I agree, I forgot that 9major is it's own special animal that doesn't really exist as far as the load manuals are concerned. Still, perusing a couple of load manuals for the general reloading information provided would be time well spent for someone new.
  7. I have no experience loading or shooting 9major. However from a general reloading background I would suggest: 1. You are new to reloading 2. You have a factory load that you are happy with 3. You can buy the same bullet the factory load uses 4. I would try to find out what powder the factory load uses and either use that or research the closest available substitute 5. Consider using the factory load parameters as a starting point... i.e. COL, crimp, etc. 6. With respect to #5: Check out a couple or three load manuals to ensure that using the factory parameters isn't sending you into the deep end of the pool right off the bat. 7. Research the concept of starting low and working up your load I'd also suggest that starting your reloading career it's nice if you can find a mentor. I would think that is especially true if you are starting with a 9major load from the getgo.
  8. I'm curious... I know Dillon monitors this forum and with this issue being discussed to the length that it has.... Why hasn't Dillon, with their superlative reputation for customer service, simply said to Dazhi "box the damn thing up, send it back, we'll fix it". Maybe I missed where this was already offered and Dazhi said "no thanks, I'll just keep bashing my head into a brick wall 'cuz I love the pain, thanks." Did I miss something?
  9. So the recoil spring gave out after 12k rounds and it is the bad guy?
  10. FYI: On my computer that link goes to ammo.com not sgammo.com I know this site does wonky things with what it thinks are keywords... if that's what's going on... well that got old along time ago...
  11. I forget... has a trip back to the factory been discussed with Dillon? at this point it seems reasonable to my feeble brain.
  12. wow... I know how that feels. We had a guy several years ago who turned the wrong way and did that 270 degree trick. Yeah, there was about 15 people looking to hide. No one had ever seen him before that match. No one has ever seen him since.
  13. Those marks could also be caused by the seating plug.
  14. Yes, the next time I need to do this I will follow that strategy.
  15. I found that it was a challenge to tighten the platform bolts without disturbing the alignment.
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