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  1. I agree. If the original press came with dies at $2750 then we need to make it part of the discussion of increased price. I do not know what came with the press when it originally was released because I was satisfied with the 1050X that I currently own. However, I do want to see if the press holds up over time. I am intrigued by the primer collator and the primer orientation sensor. I would also like to add the powder check since I seat and crimp in separate stations. If the press was truly $2750 but was increased to $4400, I cannot justify that price increase. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Thanks. I’ll stick with my 1050. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. If I already have an autodrive on my 1050 (I have the 1050x), can I just add an Evolution press to my current system? Would I still have to pay $4000? I would like to have the extra station for the powder check since I like to seat and crimp in separate stations. I would also like to eventually purchase the primer sensor and collator later on. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. I just matched what I found in manufactured rounds of American Eagle Black Box. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. I also use a universal Swage Die (mighty armory) in the Swage Station. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. I use the Lyman M Die to help expand the case to help seat the bullets because the Dillon RT1500 makes the case mouth smaller than what I want. I also crimp using the Lee Factory Crimp Die. I added a picture of my loading setup. I Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. I am currently looking into buying an Evolution Pro. I own a Mark 7 1050X and have enjoyed it over the last 2 years. I am very interested in the primer collator. I hate loading primers. However, I am still on the fence about making the purchase because of the wait issues I have read about online and my own experience with customer service and parts. I want to wait to see how the press and customer service holds up. For example, when I purchased my Mark 7 for my 1050, the console and one Sensor had to be returned because they didn’t work/operate efficiently. They had me take them off the press and return the defective parts to them so they could take a look at them. Since I had just purchased the autodrive (1 week old), I thought they would just send me new parts and have me mail the old parts back to them. I had to wait a week for it to arrive to them and then time for them to repair/replace and ship it back. Also, I had to contact them 4 times (email, support form and phone calls) before they got back to me. Once the new presses are in the hands of consumers for a while, I will take a look at them. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. I will try your set up to see if it is an improvement. Thanks. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Many people say it is not worth it to load 223, and I agree when loading up the 55gr bullets. However, I load 68gr which can get quite expensive when trying to purchase it from a store. I save quite a bit loading it myself. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Why do you process brass in two runs? Does this help with the process? I am always interested in hearing how people prep and load rifle. I currently load in two runs. Processing Brass: I currently run the decapping die in Station 2, swage die in Station 3, Dillon trim die in Station 6, sizing die in Station 8. Loading: Station 2 M Die, Station 3: Swage Die with rod backed off, Station 4: priming, Station 5: Powder, Station 6: Mr. Bulletfeeder, Station 7:Seating Die, Station 8: Crimp Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. But I know that you weren’t looking for Mr. Bulletfeeder and Mark 7. I would suggest getting the Specialty Guide Rod Kit. It makes the tool head have less play. https://lvl10i.com/products/specialty-guide-rod-for-dillon-1050 I also suggest the primer catcher kit. You don’t want to worry about changing the cup when you are cranking out your ammo. https://lvl10i.com/products/dillon-1050-primer-catcher I suggest the casefeed stop to keep the brass from loading when you are adjusting things. https://inlinefabrication.com/products/case-feed-stop-dillon-1050 I suggest the 2x powder hopper tube. When you are loading 223, the standard powder hopper has to be refilled constantly. http://www.uniquetek.com/product/T1277 If you are going to add a trimmer to prep your 223 brass, I suggest that you get extra blades to make sure you get good cuts each time. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. I agree with getting the Mr. Bulletfeeder and Mark 7. I use it to prep 223 brass and to load it. I also use it to load 9, 45, 10mm and 7.62x39. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. I have a Dillon 1050 with a Mark 7. I used to use Lee, but I did have some issues with primers not being decapped. I switched to Mighty Armory and have had very few issues (maybe 1 every 8,000 pieces of brass). I also like the simplicity of the setup. No need for wrenches...just screw the die down into the press, drop in the pin and screw on the cap. I now own a MA back up swage rod as well. The Lee die worked pretty well for me for years. However, I now have my trusty Lee in a drawer. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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