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No...9mm.  .40.  38SC currently.  

 

It is a problem and his revolution is back to Mark 7 for the 4th time I think.  Its lighting off primers every 10th case or so.

 

He has had so much trouble I think he just got a lemon....but M7 has not just replaced the whole thing.  He just ordered 3 Ammo bots and a Alpha priming system instead of continuing to deal with his revolution.  

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10 minutes ago, Smithcity said:

Follow up questions.

Why move to the electronic powder drop. Is it any more accurate?

 

Why is M7 installing the collator? Should i assume if i buy one i should aend my machine back for proper fitting?

 

I have a very early machine (single digit serial number), and although I had it all running pretty smoothly this year MK7 offered to do a full refurbish on it to upgrade all of the fasteners to the latest spec, measure all of the tolerances, etc. and do a full function test on it, and while it was there I told them to just install the collator at the same time since I had already ordered it.  Per MK7 the digital measure is their most accurate.  I'll find out how it compares when I get it back, I was at about .2 gr variance with the old powder measure running at 2100 rph with a 3.1 gr of Titegroup target load.  I think the biggest advantage is having the drop be the same regardless of the press speed you're running.

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I haven't seen more than an occasional +/- 0.1 grain deviation (I check every 200 rounds or so) from my electronic powder measure since they replaced it with the new model.

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On 8/5/2019 at 9:51 PM, tanks said:

I haven't seen more than an occasional +/- 0.1 grain deviation (I check every 200 rounds or so) from my electronic powder measure since they replaced it with the new model.

 

Same.  Though I never had the old model.  When I first ordered my Revo i  was advised the electronic had some emi issues and to stay mechanical.  My first Revo had issues ...after much remote troubleshooting, I got a new one and sent the old one back.  I upgraded the new one to digital powder measure and primer collator with new style bowl.   I get about a .1 max deviation also.  I was testing every 10th round for the first 5,000 or so. Now about every 2-400. I keep mine on 3stage, and it has that ‘waggle’ programmed in at the top of the stroke.  

 

For primers , I get a flipped one maybe every 1-2000. I notice it’s a higher rate of flips when the bowl is nearing empty. This new Revo has been virtually trouble free.  I’ve only loaded about 20 thou on it, and processed another 40 thou or so.  My only complaint is even on clutch setting of 1 I still bend or break MA decapping pins in an obstructed case.   But that’s my fault. I’ve got a lot of outdoor pickup and occasionally a piece of crushed granite from the range is hiding down in the case and didn’t come out during my dry tumble session. 

 

Like others have said - sometimes it’s not as fast a resolution as you’d like,  but the M7 team is great to work with, and they’ll stay after it to resolution. I’ve had Misty and Chris text me after hours or on weekends more than once to answer a question.  I’ve had Anthony and Misty on a FaceTime session  till midnight working thru an issue on the old press. 

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I will echo OptimiStick--my recent (Aug- Sept ) Customer service experience with Sydney @ Mark Vii has been exceptional. They are 1st  Class all the way.

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Can you trim 300 Blkout with the Evolution with no modification to the tool head?  The Super 1050 requires a different tool head, is this the case with the evolution?

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On 9/27/2019 at 2:46 PM, miser201 said:

Can you trim 300 Blkout with the Evolution with no modification to the tool head?  The Super 1050 requires a different tool head, is this the case with the evolution?

There is an offset toolhead available for trimming down the 223/556 cases to 300 Blackout. Recommend is 2 trimmers in the same toolhead to cut the case twice to smooth out the process. 

 

Link to youtube video: 

 

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Just got the primer orientation sensor for the Revolution in the mail today. I won't get a chance to install it until mid November, but at least they are shipping now.

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The Primer Orientation sensor is the bees knees, love it on my Revo, but the new digital powder measure with the smaller drum cavity for pistol is amazing. I've weighed over 1000 throws this past week, charge I want is 3.20 grs TG, heaviest was 1 throw of 3.24, and then around 20 at 3.22 a few at 3.21, some at 3.18 and the rest 3.20 exactly. I weighed 500 immediately after setting it up, and then 500 more randomly over the rest of the week of loading. 

 

 

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11 hours ago, CrashDodson said:

Wish they would let us trade in the garbage mechanical one for credit to a digital one. 

You might contact them. I have the manual powder throw. Nothing but problems when I first got it. Mark 7 ended up traded out my old problematic one for a new mechanical one. This was about 2 months ago. The new one is awesome very consistent throws.  About .04gr on my gem pro scale. And much smoother.

 

I had one of the first EVO. Misty at Mark 7 has treated me very well. My press always gave me problems.  However M7 totally rebuilt the press with pretty much all new parts. They even shipped packaging and return label. So I could send it back to them. Customer service has been top notch. And they are really trying to solve the issues of their early released products. 

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On 10/24/2019 at 10:44 AM, slavex said:

The Primer Orientation sensor is the bees knees, love it on my Revo, but the new digital powder measure with the smaller drum cavity for pistol is amazing. I've weighed over 1000 throws this past week, charge I want is 3.20 grs TG, heaviest was 1 throw of 3.24, and then around 20 at 3.22 a few at 3.21, some at 3.18 and the rest 3.20 exactly. I weighed 500 immediately after setting it up, and then 500 more randomly over the rest of the week of loading. 

 

Yeah. I just got a chance to install mine finally. Once I got it dialed in , its awesome.  I almost never have flipped primers, but occasionally would get primers stuck right at the bottom of the ramp...like right where they go into the disk. So it was really easy to to miss that they weren't feeding for quite a few rounds before you noticed it and rectified. Quick clean of the ramp would solve it, but still left a bucket of rounds with powder in it and a bunch of rounds to pull. Looks like those days are over!

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I do admit I would love to have a sensor that was detecting upside down primers on the ramp itself, as one of the primers I use are so soft they are not salvageable like Federal and CCI are (yes I pop em out and reuse em)

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