Brassaholic13 Posted February 11, 2014 Share Posted February 11, 2014 Well, I've been trying to sell my LNIB Hornady Bullet Collator without much success. Was wanting to do that so I could pick up a Mr. Bullet Collator. I plan on still using the Hornady Bullet Feeder Dies. After contacting Double Alpha, they were willing to sell me the collator assembly for the full Mr. Bullet Feeder price, minus the die assembly, which put it in the $335+ship range, which to me was fair, since I had $275.00 in my Hornady. Since I've been unable to sell the Hornady for under my wholesale cost, it's time to simply invest the $100.00 difference in price into the Hornady to turn it into a Mr. Bullet Feeder. Maybe it'll help someone else turn their Hornady into one. Maybe it will be a failed experiment. Dunno, but I thought you guys might find novelty in following along with the build. I just started this yesterday, Feb 10th, 2014, so I'm not very far into the project, and thoughts are racing through my mind nightly with ideas. Step One Remove the main plate under the plastic collator wheel and center the motor up. I used the screw holes (hardly visible in photo) at noon and 6 o'clock for the x-axis on the vertical mil, then verified that they were on the centerline of the motor, which they are. From there, it was simply a matter of moving all of the holes 1.5" towards the 6 o'clock position and enlarging the center hole to allow the cross pin to fit through it. Step Two Next, I'll need to create the track to grab the tip of the bullet and flip it on its side. Since there are many variables of bullet tips, a removable plate will be used. I'm going to allocate at least 3" of length to get the bullets transitioned onto their side. The "bracketed" shape in magic marker is 3" long, and just under 1/2" wide. The second line below the bracket is a bit longer, and brings the width to over 1/2". Making the "L" shaped cut will allow me to use a band saw, as opposed to a mill. Alternatively, I suppose I could also cut it straight across the bottom line, eliminating the "L" shape. Decisions, decisions. ...to be continued. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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