Babaganoosh Posted December 28, 2011 Share Posted December 28, 2011 Ok I got the Hornady Bulletfeeder. Set it up last night. Dumped about 1000 rounds thru it and I think I have it set up correctly because all the bullets fed properly. I hope I didn't jinx myself there. However I am running into an issue after I installed the PTX insert into my powder measure. I can't seem to get it to bell the mouth enough. I've played with the turnbuckle that you add on the side, and I have tried putting the powder measure a few threads deeper into the press as well. Both seem to cause issues. When I added the PTX insert and pull the ram with no case in it, the PTX insert hits my shellplate. You can actually see the powder measure start to push up and start to activate when you bring the ram up. It's only a little but I am pretty sure that isn't supposed to happen. So I loosen it one turn at a time until that doesn't happen. When I do that it will no longer put the powder measure thru it's full range of motion and I will either get no powder or very little powder due to the rotor not rotating enough to get the full charge, and it won't bell the case enough. That is when I started messing with the turnbuckle on the side of the powder measure. You are supposed to insert the bottom screw further to get more bell on the case and back it out for less. The top of the turnbuckle is supposed to show 2 threads. I adjusted that turnbuckle every way I could. I adjusted it all the way in until I ran out of adjustment. Still not belling the case enough. Plus every time you adjust that, it doesn't allow the rotor to turn as far, so at a certain point it doesn't throw the powder correctly. Anyone know how to fine tune this this? Am I correct that the powder measure should not be touching the shellplate with no case in it? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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