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  1. My manual version has been amazing. I have press #25. It was a learning curve for me getting used to the dillon 1050 type operation, and adjusted swage and stuff, I had some learning to do on how to adjust dies for my 223 loading and was one of the early people to get the 2nd guide rod which really stiffens up the press for rifle. I have done about 2500 rnds 223 on it, and about 4000rnds 9mm. Overall very happy with this press (manual version). ETA: I initially got the rifle version with rifle powder measure. For pistol, I just put a hornady LNL powder measure on and it works really well, especially since I can't manually crank this thing up much beyond a rate of 1500/hr
  2. Intriguing! Mark me down as highly interested!
  3. I wondered too, but imagined it was a statement correlating price, demand, and employee requirement. If they determine a price of say 4,000 and will gross 400,000 vs pricing at 3,500 and grossing 425,000 but requiring an employee which would cost 50,000 they would chose the 4,000 price. If I were to run a business, I would guess I would have to consider things like this. I pre-ordered my press at the $2,500 price which included a bullet feeder and everything, and at that price point it was a no brainer. The amount of machining and CAD time/engineering, and the overall package was worth more in my determination after I put it all together.
  4. If you're on a time crunch like me, you can buy a Hornady case feeder fix pre-made from these guys. I did the 3D printed part and it turned out great, it just had an interference of a few hundredths maybe, otherwise it'd be perfect. As it was, it would catch a piece of 9mm neck first and get jammed. It must be a tolerance thing. https://www.sassybrass.com/sassybrass/product/casecage/
  5. That’s a great idea too! This thread breathed new life into my vibraprime.
  6. Well, I just loaded 800 primers in tubes. I put the tape over the plastic lip like the video, but still had tilted primers. I then noticed, for the first time, that the plastic lip angled up and resulted in a gap. I then used a lighter and softened the plastic and bent it a little. The way i've got it fit now it works like a dream! Also, thanks for the tip on not needing to use the plastic tube that came with the vibra prime.
  7. Following. I own the vibra prime and the hornady 1911. I might try these on both, as both have shortcomings, that look like will be mitigated by this trick. Thanks!
  8. So I've loaded my 3k of 223 and am done with that for now. I put on the 9mm conversion kit and that was a bit of a learning process. There was only one minor issue which I corrected, and might ask Mark 7 about when they get less busy. I cleaned everything out nicely, and made sure my timing was ideal. The new 9mm shellplate, while being very nice and shiny, required different timing than my very very early 223 plate. Also, I was having several problems with what I learned was the primer shuttle catching the edge of the primer ram/rod. So I had to adjust the little curved metal piece that sets the lower limit for the primer ram. So if any of your guy's shuttle seems to catch and then fling back, this is how to fix it! I didn't realize that was what was happening at first, but this caused some problems with indexing. So it should all be fixed. Also, I am using a hornady powder measure with 9mm. I measured 6 drops, with rounds in every station, and it ranged from 4.76 to 4.80 with TrueBlue. However, it did drift a little bit after 100+ rounds, but is easy to adjust. Also, am using the powder cop die which I check with a double charge on purpose. Thing works great! Am waiting for the manual version of Mark 7's powder sensor. Also, for 9mm, I was not having luck with both Mark 7's spring case flipper, as well as the very nicely designed 3D printed device. I ordered another one of these: https://www.sassybrass.com/sassybrass/product/casecage/ This has been 100% for me on my old LNL, which I sold.
  9. FWIW my rifle measure from mark 7 is screwed almost all the way in to get 25.3gr of TAC. I think it bottomed out when I tried to do some below 25gr. I bought a Hornady measure for pistol, largely for the sake of cost. It works fine for as fast as I can load manually.
  10. I just loaded 1k 223 from already sized (on my old hornady) once fired mil brass. I tweaked some of my dies a bit, and once I had a round in every station I measured the powder charge in 10 consecutive rounds. I am using what may be one of the first 223 powder measures from Mark 7, and using Ramshot TAC. Avg was 25.39, +/- 0.07, and SD was 0.039. This is a similar result as when I had reloaded a few hundred several months ago. I was using my A&D FX120i. When I finish my batch of 223 brass, I'll switch to loading 9mm on this press for the first time. I will just use the hornady powder measure. It has done great for me in the past. Since I have a manual press I don't think I need the Mark 7 specifically.
  11. Come on UPS man! This is actually my 9mm conversion kit. Mark 7 delivers!
  12. Norm, I’m sorry to hear about that. If you want, message me any time. I would have posted here more recently but have been busy. I received the 2nd guide pin for my press. It’s very solid now. I can’t upload the pictures as this site essentially doesn’t allow except the lowest quality my phone will go.
  13. RGA, I was having this trouble as well. Mainly when I had lube on the brass. The problem went away with very clean brass, which would preclude a one pass sizing loading for 223. I would imagine that redesigning that one metal part would be fairly simple for Mark 7 to do.
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