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  1. ADDENDUM 9/14: Okay, I answered by own question below...after exploring various degrees of lock nut position, my primer height variances have resolved. I had the shellplate too loose after all. Mark 7 was curious why my machine was apparently so prone to primer jams etc. Despite some attempted work-throughs by phone, nothing seemed to work. I offered to remove the priming system and send it in, but they kindly suggested we just swap out the entire machine. So they will have my old machine, and I now have a new Evo. Very good customer service all things considered. My priming issues have mostly resolved. The only issues I have are those same darn WMA cases with ringers, that slip by the Swage Sense. But hopefully those will stop as I cull those cases out. but the 1-2% primer jams that were occurring with all headstamps has ceased. Something was up with my priming system and hopefully Mark 7 will learn from my machine... I am having a 'new' issue now, actually. I'm getting highly variable primer seating depth. Some are too low, some are too high. The variance is extreme, so it's not going to be resolved by adjusting that bolt that drives down on the rocker from the toolhead. I sent an email and I'm awaiting a reply. But today, while on my lunchbreak, it occurred to me that too much vertical play in the shellplate might contribute to that issue. I had to install my shellplate, so maybe my lock nut is too loose? Maybe I need the lock nut screwed down more. But how tight? If you are NOT having primer seating depth issues with 9mm, and can post a video of a view of the side of your shellplate during cycling, I'd appreciate it. I'd like to know how much up-and-down movement of the case is normal during the primer insertion phase of the cycle. Is your lock nut just loose enough to allow rotation of the shellplate with some mild effort? Or tighter? Are you using a back-up (hold-down) die of some kind at priming...such as a resizing die with the de-priming center removed, as suggested by Mark 7? I was originally using a 0.32 caliber 'back-up' die from a Dillon 1050, but I noticed the bottom of that die would actually squash down the burr on the primer hole, making the primer flash hole variably smaller...and didn't want to introduce that variable into my loads just right now. So I'm using a resizing die as suggested.. C
  2. Key question then: does your successfully reloaded WMA brass have that 'ringer' before it's primed during the loading process? Show us some of that brass after it has left Swage station but before priming, if you can.... I was able to hand swage one case to accept a new primer WITH that ring inside, this was before tanks above shared the judgment that this IS a ringer, not a unique case construction feature. I tossed that case, sorry I didn't keep it for illustration. Don't do that anymore obviously. C
  3. Interesting and frustrating. It’s so smooth it looks like a deliberate band lining the primer pocket....I now have swage sense installed.....hope to catch these now.
  4. The last undamaged case I checked with my primer pocket gauge and it’s hopelessly undersized due to that ringer/band.
  5. My jams seemed to resolve then re appeared. Thanks to tanks For the advice to check the brass. I’m actually thinking the my jams were due to the same WMA 9mm brass. Both jams tonight were from that. I don’t have Swage sense set up yet, but both of these Deprimed and went through the swage station without a torque sense or clutch stoppage. One failed to prime and the primer jammed the slide. Another half inserted into the pocket and jammed the shellplate that way. A 3rd case (WMA mil stamp) activated the clutch at the deprime station, And I assume it was because the primer was very hard to eject. Or the mil brass is thicker. It’s not steel disguised as brass I checked with a magnet. All of them left the exact same apparently intact ring. Is this a ringer or is this a manufacturing feature? Checking the forums some think the latter. These will nor swage out, but I assume swage sense will catch these when set up....
  6. ok thx will try that next. ive already polished the surfaces...without effect..
  7. Where exactly do the washers go? I saw that in another document but couldn’t recall where and now I can’t find it again.... I do note the inner tube is wiggly even with the large nut tight on top (where primer sense sits). And when the slide cycles even empty I see the inner tube quiver....I assume that means the slide is making contact with the tip? c
  8. Thank you. followed the suggestions on the priming problem troubleshooting document. The tube and pocket are aligned. The primer punch is flush with the bushing. Still getting this.It does seem more frequent at higher speeds, but so far dwell and index speed mods haven’t influenced this. These are win spp. I’ll keep studying and talking with Mark 7 and hopefully get it resolved. I’ll set up a video recording to hopefully help diagnose it, but it seems the most likely explanation is that primers are not seating flat into the slide pocket as they fall from the tube. I don’t know about the Mark 7s but my 1050 needs a few thou rounds to break in, during which time I’d get hard to resolve intermittent issues of various kinds. This Evo priming issue seems more systematic however.
  9. Thank you. right now my issue is more primer jams. I’ve followed all the instructions listed in that troubleshooting document, but still get lock up with torque sense and find a distorted crushed primer in the cup under that thin black plastic tab between the tube and the shellplate.
  10. I’ve had my Evolution for a few days, still getting used to it. What’s the fastest any of you are able to load 9mm without powder flying everywhere, and what are your settings, powder etc? I have spent a few hours and the fastest I can go without powder flying, after experimenting with index and dwell variations, is about 2100 per hour using N320. I haven’t tried Any other powders yet?
  11. I have received most of my equipment. A few hiccups in terms of incorrect gear sent to me, they are fixing that and have been very helpful so far. I'm going to start assembling stuff this weekend. LOL, but I can feel the chaos just behind the curtain when I call...like they are all working hard but things are new and/or changing so much they can never really strike an efficient rhythm before the ground shifts yet again on them. Overall probably typical of a new company selling new tech, and in a tight labor market to boot. But so far they seem like good people doing good work. If the market and business plan calculations don't recoil on them, this seem like it should succeed... C
  12. Well, that sounds like a finicky temperamental press, and reminds me sort of my first 20 hours with my Super 1050 a decade ago. Is this sort of thing common with other users....a rough period of time with problems that eventually get sorted out? Just so i can be prepared... C
  13. Cool, thanks. I’ll give this a try
  14. Thank you. I see he has the 1.0 slide and 1.0 slide lock lever atop the 2.0 frame. Is that what you meant...using a 1.0 lock and 1.0 frame to replicate the auto-forward? My 2.0 trigger job has the slide’s striker block mod more or less mated to matching frame mods....so I am restricted to using this 2.0 slide and this 2.0 frame. Even a different unmodified 2.0 slide doesn’t work right on this tuned 2.0 frame now. It’s one of Burwell’s test trigger jobs on a 2.0.....which I don’t think he is doing anymore... Or are you using a 2.0 slide and 2.0 frame with the modified 1.0 slide lock? Just so I know before I start filing the inside of that button.... Thanks again C
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