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  1. Totally agree. It's simply works, no tuning, no spray. Take it out of the box and start filling primer tubes (very quickly). Couldn't be happier!
  2. My gem pro stopped holding Zero. It would float all over the place. +- 10 or so grains. Bought mine around 2015-2016. Contacted them about warranty and got the same response as the OP, no longer servicing them. I got a full refund and bought a fx120i. Haven't looked back.
  3. Agreed. My gempro died about 6 months ago. I got a FX-120I. Which is a huge upgrade over gempro (no more floating zero). I ordered the V3 auto trickler and auto throw about 2 months ago. I received it 2 weeks ago. Probably the best peice of reloading equipment I own. It simply just works. No tinkering no BS. Just plug it in, download the app and start loading. I just loaded a OCW, 3 rounds with 8 different charges in about 15-20 minutes. Thats including seating the bullets.
  4. Good deal at Midsouth. I use both the Hornady and the M7 powder measure with my EVO. With 9mm the M7 has a longer funnel which allows for less dwell at the bottom position (funnel stays in case longer as the tool head moves in the upward position). However the difference minimal. With 223 you may not experience this. Also, the hopper is larger on th M7. Both work well and you cannot go wrong with either. I get about .04gr variance with both. Btw the hornady you can get the micrometer adjuster. That speeds things up if you do l multiple load charges. I wish M7 would come out with one for there measure.
  5. I'm not worrying. I'm going off of the manufacturer recommendations. But dont take my word for it. Here is what CCI had to say about spraying silicone. "We have never heard of lubricating primers for any reason. These are designed to be ready for use. With that we would not advise spraying them with anything as this can alter performance. Thanks, Cody B./Technical Service Rep. CCI/Speer/Alliant 2299 Snake River Ave. Lewiston, ID 83501 The silicone or "lubing primers" was the least of my issue's with the primer pro. And yes I purchased one and tried to make it work. Like other said, it had all sorts of problems. It's cheaply made and mine did not work. Upside down primers, jammed tray, slow feed on the ramp, plastic materials, etc. I totally agree with what others on here have stated "ITS GARBAGE". Definitely does not work as advertised.
  6. Hope this is true. Definitely be in line for one!
  7. I buy Winchester because right now they are $8 cheaper than cci or federal here local... I shoot open so primer brand doesn't matter.
  8. I dont understand how spraying into a box, then transferring the silicone onto the primers is any different. And Winchester said "substance of any on our ammunition products". I believe silicone would fall under "substance of any" whether it be via directly sprayed or with your box method. And if silicone doesn't get applied to the primers via the box, then why do they slide better through your machine? I'm just trying to understand how your (DAA) saying its recommends to apply silicone to primers, when the manufacturer advises against it. like everyone else, I want this product to work. It would be a great asset in my reloading room. However, IMO the machine needs to work without going against what the manufacturer recommends. I wish you the best of luck.
  9. So I contacted Winchester about using silicone spray on their primers. This is their response. I removed my info for obvious reasons. Winchester Customer Support Winchester Ammunition Customer: XXXXXXXXXXX Subject: Submission Date: 2/6/2020 2:18:54 PM Question: Hi, I have a question concerning your primers. Recently I purchased a new to market primer collator. It was working less than desired. The manufacturer recommends to spray your primers with silicone spray to "lube" your primers. Do you recommend spraying primers with silicone spray? Is it safe for your primers? Can it affect the performance of your primers? Answer: We do not reccomend using any liquid or substance on any of our ammunition products. So Winchester does not recommend "lubing" primes.
  10. Agreed, I've never heard of lubing primers. Never read that in published reloading manuals. And since this is the first I've ever heard of anyone putting lube on primers. Why would there be any accounts of silicon contamination when you lube primers? Because we are in uncharted territory with having to lube primers! I would want to see scientific research concluding that silicon spray sprayed on primers doesn't have any long term ill effects on primer performance!
  11. I'm a first batch M7 EVO owner. I got the first release of M7 EVO. It was rocky at first. The machine had a lot of hiccups. Their support was slow and left a lot to be desired. Moving forward, their customer service has stepped up BIG TIME. M7 became very responsive and quick to resolve issues with the press. On their dime, they ended up shipping the press back and rebuilding it from the ground up. They upgraded it with all the updates/changes that they developed over the course of the first year. So, in my experience their customer service has become top notch. I will say now my press works wonderfully. Its extremely smooth and loads very consistent rounds. I load 9 major with it. I get very little spillage of powder, even with 10.4gr of powder in a small 9mm case. I've seen a few 1050 load. They are nice quality presses. But I would say the M7 is a better product. I noticed that the M7 has a beefier construction and is a smoother running press. Plus you get more stations. That does come at a higher price tag though.
  12. They didn't send me a prepaid. Only a P.O. address and a physical address. Depending on if I ship USPS or FedEx/UPS...
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