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  1. That sucks to hear. I was really looking forward to picking up an Apex, but these primer issues are ridiculous. I've loaded thousands of rounds on my little XL750 without a single priming issue -- ever. There has to be a fix for this.
  2. I had the chance to put a few rounds through one at a match yesterday. Not sure where it fits into USPSA, but it really is an awesome gun to shoot. Trigger is phenomenal, and it shoots FLAT!!! If you have the money, why not?
  3. I noticed that as well. There's definitely a lot of movement going on there!
  4. My first, and as of now, only press is an XL750. Overall, it's been a great press and I've been able to crank out quite a few .40 cal rounds. Part of the reason I went with the XL750 is so that I don't have to spend as much time loading as I would with a 550. It seems that there is less opportunity for error on the 750. Another nice feature of the 750 is the option to upgrade as you get more into it. In addition to the mandatory case feeder, I recently picked up a bullet feeder and LOVE it! That said, looking back I wish I just got a 1100 instead of the 750. I'm now looking into getting an Apex. As they say, buy once cry once!
  5. Very true. My XL750 also took a little bit of fine tuning and upgrades to get it running correctly. After a couple years, I'm still refining my reloading process and equipment to get less failures and more consistency. It's good to hear that most are getting the primer system figured out. After checking out an Apex at a local reloading store, it definitely seems like a top notch machine. Build quality seemed second to none.
  6. These Mark 7 machines sound like the BMWs of reloading machines. When they are set up correctly, they fly; when something goes wrong, everything comes to a grinding halt! Looking forward to getting one!
  7. Awesome! Link didn't work. Try this one: https://www.facebook.com/rollsizer/
  8. I ordered mine last year. I actually forgot that I ordered it, then after (at least) a few months, I received an email that it had shipped. Patience is the name of the game in this sport.
  9. Same here. I haven't noticed any difference in super shiny brass verses brass that has only been wet tumbled, but to each their own. I ALWAYS use One Shot on my clean brass. It makes the press run so much smoother and doesn't hardly take any additional time. I'm not super familiar with the swaging process. If I were to wet tumble my brass without decaping the old primers, would swaging scrape out all the residue that's left behind in the primer pockets after they've been decaped? I'm looking to upgrade my press to a Apex 10 - which has a swaging station - so if I can get away with eliminating a step of the reloading process, then all the better.
  10. Same here. I discovered that my XL750 seats primers much better using brass that has clean primer pockets. Dry tumbling doesn't do anything to get my primer pockets clean, so I first de-prime my dirty brass on a Lee APP that I've hooked up to my case feeder. After that, I wet tumble the de-primed brass with steel pins, Lemi, and car wash/wax. After the brass dries off in the California sun, I'm able to size, prime and load the clean brass in one pass through my XL750. I try to get things done with the minimal amount of steps so I can spend my time doing something more productive. That said, I do plan on getting a Rollsizer to deal with all the Glocked brass that I load.
  11. So, what was the issue with the Evo's priming system when that machine first went into production? Was Mark 7 eventually able to iron out the priming issues in the later produced machines?
  12. Thank you for the review. It is much larger and louder than expected. Is it really as loud as it appears to be in the video? Any additional footage of the Xpress in operation?
  13. +2 on the bullets hitting the lever. If you switched to a different profile, maybe the new rounds are just barely bumping the slide stop lever. Have you filed down the inside of the lever, or just clearanced the followers?
  14. My Blue order actually arrived a day early. Ordered Monday, on my doorstep Wednesday!
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