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  1. RGA

    Mark7 Evolution

    I'm sad to hear that Norm! I wish you all the best!
  2. RGA

    Mark7 Evolution

    I agree with Tanks again although for short range 100 or 300 meter High Power match shooting (10 ring is 1 moa) I don't mind using a progressive. (In my case mainly a Dillon 550 with Whidden clamped toolheads and floating match dies.) To compare the MK7 powder measure with my Harrell's BR and a std Dillon (with bevel) I ran some more tests with N540 set to around 25.0 grains. Again dropped 20 charges. The Harrell's is a culver style measure and is considered one of the finest powder measures around. It is dominant in the Bench Rest world (mainly because of the Culver style adjustment). Short range BR guys just drop the charges from the measure and do not trickle. So theses guys do not seem too worried about a small variance at short range. Harrell's extreme spread 24.80 - 25.16 Dillon extreme spread 24.86 - 25.18 (MK 7 extreme spread was 24.96 - 25.30)
  3. RGA

    Mark7 Evolution

    @Tanks, I agree. @Smithcity, I only load .223 on my Evo but wanted to test the powder measure as well with a pistol load. I use my Dillon 650 for loading 9mmP (with mixed headstamp brass).
  4. RGA

    Mark7 Evolution

    I tested my Evo powder measure again with Vithavuori N320 (small grain extruded powder). Set the measure to throw about 4.0 grains and dropped 20 loads (hopper half full). Charges were weighed on a Gempro 250 scale. I repeated the test with a standard Dillon powder measure (with bevel) set at roughly 3.7 grain. MK7 Extreme spread 3.78 - 4.04 4.00 3.94 3.98 3.98 4.02 3.98 3.94 3.94 3.94 4.00 4.04 3.98 3.80 3.98 3.92 3.94 3.78 3.84 3.84 3.92 Dillon (pistol powder bar) Extreme spread 3.64 - 3.76 3.74 3.66 3.72 3.72 3.76 3.70 3.68 3.68 3.64 3.66 3.66 3.68 3.64 3.66 3.66 3.70 3.74 3.72 3.72 3.68
  5. RGA

    Mark7 Evolution

    Fwiw, I tested my Evo powder measure today with Vithavuori N540 (stick powder). Set the measure to throw about 25.1 grains and dropped 20 loads (hopper half full). Charges were weighed on a Gempro 250 scale. I'll repeat this test with a standard Dillon measure and a Harrell's BR measure later for comparison. Extreme spread 24.96 - 25.30 25.06 25.12 25.04 25.24 25.14 25.06 24.96 25.12 25.10 25.22 25.10 25.08 25.06 25.30 25.24 25.22 25.18 25.30 25.12 25.04
  6. RGA

    Mark7 Evolution

    Hi Thetimb, How was the powder measure modified to fix it? Thanks!
  7. RGA

    Mark7 Evolution

    Thanks Thetimb!
  8. RGA

    Mark7 Evolution

    I really don't know Norm, I can only report on my .223 powder funnel.
  9. RGA

    Mark7 Evolution

    Gents, On the guide rods, these are the second and third rod accoring to MK7. When my 223 Evo was manufactured this option (the 2nd rod) was not available yet hence it was not included with my press. I might order one later but to be honest, I don't feel I really need one. If I get one it will be because it just looks darn cool!
  10. RGA

    Mark7 Evolution

    Thought I'd also post some pics showing the stuck cases problem and the simple solution.
  11. RGA

    Mark7 Evolution

    Hi DDC, I think this potential issue is restricted to bottle neck cases.
  12. RGA

    Mark7 Evolution

    Hi Jake, The main reason I got this press is to be able to do a one pass reloading cycle... I'm waiting for the trimmer kit to become available, as it would also trim off any case lube left on the case mouth. I hope that will help. Otherwise I will just continue to use my Dillon powder measures for ball powders. To be honest, I really don't care which powder measure is on the toolhead. As long as it doesn't give me a headache. I'm not planning to automate my Evo anyway... ? Btw, you have a Lock 'n Load right? Does that powder funnel fit the MK7 powder measure?
  13. RGA

    Mark7 Evolution

    Hi Mika, I have a .223 Evo. The ''issue'' is that the neck cut out in the powder funnel is too long. This causes a small amount of powder to fall on to the case mouth. Some kernels will then stick to the case mouth and/or fall of when the case is retracted from the funnel. The kernels will fall on to the shell plate slowly making a mess. I had to disassemble and clean the press a few times due to this. This is with ball powder, I have not tried extruded powders yet. The Dillon powder funnel does not do this (it actuates on the case mouth and not the case shoulder, there is no gap where powder kernels can come to rest on the case mouth). I will continue to use my Dillon powder measure with ball powders as it works better. In the picture you can compare the Dillon powder funnel (on the left) to the MK7 powder funnel. You can see the MK7 one is cut deeper.
  14. Fwiw, I paid just over 3000 Euro's for mine.
  15. RGA

    Mark7 Evolution

    ....After some frustrations with the powder measure (funnel/powder spillage mostly) I installed one of my Dillons with double return springs and it works fine. This is the same way I run them on my Dillon presses, double return springs and without the rod. Been doing that for decades.
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