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  1. dfox

    Mark7 Evolution

    I had one of these built online by 3D hubs for 20.00 and it works great.
  2. dfox

    Mark7 Evolution

    I have had my Evolution Pro since August and am very happy with it. I have loaded around 6000 rounds of 9mm and am begging friends to bring components and let me load for them. I am also interested in the primer collator. Primers are hard to keep up with. I am thrilled with my Evolution Pro. I applaud Mark 7 for having the guts to take on such a large project of introducing the Evolution series of presses. Not a small task. I know waiting isn’t my strong suit either but I’m glad I did. When any of you get your press and have an issue or a question I will be happy to try and help. I am not an electronics type person but mechanical I have a better chance. I look forward to every loading session. Thank- You Mark 7.
  3. dfox

    Mark7 Evolution

    If I remember correctly Microsoft pulled more crap with windows upgrades and forcing the consumer into using things in windows they did not want or need that I never thought they had anything to pay upfront for.?
  4. dfox

    Mark7 Evolution

    I also went from a LNL to a Dillion 650 so I could auto drive. The 650 with mark 7 auto drive did really well but the priming system gave me a lot of bent and smashed primers. You have to use cci primers to keep them from going off. The 650 priming system is not the best. I also bought 110.00 dollars worth after market parts to make the 650 run smoothly. If you set off a primer on a 650 the whole tube will go off. Not good. The priming system on the evolution works better than any I have had. The handle is a roller grip with bearings in it. Heavy duty. The spring that holds the brass on the evolution works similar to the Lnl but the Dillion 650 will give you issues on the the case feed part because nothing holds the brass in place as it goes up and will misalign and jam. Stick to the mark 7 you will be happier.
  5. dfox

    Mark7 Evolution

    I have seen some negative comments on the rcbs pro chucker and how cheaply it’s made. The Evolution is worth the money. It comes down to, you get what you pay for.
  6. dfox

    Mark7 Evolution

    The lock out die will work fine
  7. dfox

    Mark7 Evolution

    I wouldn’t cancel, It is an awesome machine. I have the evolution pro with bullet sense,powder sense,low primer sense and it runs like a top. Have had a few glitches and got them worked out. Very solid machine and tech support has been great. And I didn’t pay for any special support package. I have had Hornady, and Dillion and they all have learning curves. My choice would be the Evolution. A press can not have too many stages. 10 stages is the only way to go. And the priming system is great. Hope this helps.
  8. dfox

    Mark7 Evolution

    Has anyone had problems when you take the die head and shell plate off to clean and lube and put it back together and it only moves 2” during calibration and stops. I checked shell plate it moves easy so I loosened the die head bolt and it would move so I ran it a few cycles and then slowly tightened the Allen screw. It works but doesn’t seem as a smooth anyone run into this?
  9. dfox

    Mark7 Evolution

    I am reloading 9 mm with the lee undersized die with hornady lube and run the clutch at 3 with no problems If you ever load once fired blazer brass it will not hold a bullet without undersizing. Learned that lesson the hard way. If you use new brass no problem with std dies.
  10. dfox

    Mark7 Evolution

    The rcbs lock-out die will work if it is manually operated.
  11. dfox

    Mark7 Evolution

    I would not hesitate to switch from Lnl to an Evolution Pro the mark 7 is awesome.
  12. dfox

    Mark7 Evolution

    The mark 7 powder measure is not the same as the lnl measure. I have both and the mark 7 measure is a lot nicer machined and functions a lot smoother than the lnl measure there a lot of differences in them. My mark 7 measure adjustment screw I have tightened with a plier and it still comes loose. I prefer the mark 7 measure,
  13. dfox

    Mark7 Evolution

    I have also used a hornady lnl powder measure on the evolution and it doesn’t slam shut like the mark 7 and the adjustment screw does not loosen. But I want to get the mark 7 powder measure fixed. I did run the hornady measure at 2200 rounds an hour and it worked fine. I was using N320 set at 4.1 gr and checked it every 50 rounds the measurements varied 4.0 - 4.2 but was mostly 4.1. I get about the same with the mark 7 measure that is using mixed range brass. I think the mark 7 measure is smoother operating. If I drill and tap mine I’ll let you know how that works
  14. dfox

    Mark7 Evolution

    I used a 3/8 fine half nut that was a nylock. It fixed it but a pain to adjust powder just takes a little longer to dial it in. I think the way to fix it is to drill and tap the the part that the adjustment bolt threads thru. I took mine out of the rotating cylinder drop and with a drill press it would be easy to do. Then you would adjust the powder adj screw get it set and tighten the set screw and use vibratite on the set screw.
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