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Link Posted: 7/15/2020 8:44:41 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By scatterbrains:


.429 is 44 mag

Whidden trim dies are gtg
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Thanks. No anyone loading 44 mag?
Link Posted: 7/15/2020 8:49:46 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By nigla:
A thought on your powder bar.

I went with a Dillon x small powder bar and the Arrendondo powder drop slide with micrometer. When I load .32 wadcutters on the 550,  I can consistently get drops of 1.7 grains of WST.

Liked the setup so well. I got one for the 1050 in 9mm.
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Thanks.  I have a Dillon x small powder bar on the way.
Link Posted: 7/15/2020 10:59:57 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/15/2020 11:54:36 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By coanan2:
Since you can't buy these anymore I had one printed.  Need to wire it into my MK1 now for processing 223 brass on 1050.

https://i.imgur.com/6oFTxPrh.jpg
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Hmm do you have the file it was printed from?
Link Posted: 7/16/2020 12:31:43 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/16/2020 12:37:58 AM EDT by shortround]
9mm will look like that with some carbide sizer dies.  Carbide dies are best with straight wall cases because they are made with a ring of carbide.  Non carbide dies can be cut to a chamber shape.  

9mm is not straight walled, it's tapered.  There is .038" between nominal neck diameter and base diameter.  When you size them, you have to it so that the neck is sized enough to hold a bullet and what's left of the base is small enough to chamber.  Sometimes that bulge can't be helped and I've never in 10's of thousands of rounds had a problem because of it.  Those will shoot and load again just fine.

As far as the 44 magnum, I had my 1050 set up in it 30 years ago.  I used to shoot the hand cast RCBS 232(?) grain SWC with a gas check over a charge of 15 grs. Bluedot and a CCI 350 primer.  Used to load a thousand at a time.  Back then my youngest son and a friend was messing with my press.  Somehow they damaged my carbide sizer die.  I called Dillon and admitted what happened.  I wanted to buy a new die and they sent me a new die and some swag on the house.  I don't know if that would happen now as they consider the Super 1050 "commercial".
Link Posted: 7/16/2020 3:32:40 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By UltimaSE:


Hmm do you have the file it was printed from?
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sent email
Link Posted: 7/16/2020 4:23:43 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By coanan2:
Since you can't buy these anymore I had one printed.  Need to wire it into my MK1 now for processing 223 brass on 1050.

https://i.imgur.com/6oFTxPrh.jpg
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You know the Dillon low primer alarm?




What if somebody 3D printed an adapter to mount the low primer alarm upside down .... to the Lee (Universal) decapping (resizing) die?

So that when the decapping rod/pin slides up in the collet, the alarm goes off?

Link Posted: 7/16/2020 5:23:09 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By coanan2:

sent email
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Thank you will look into it.
Link Posted: 7/16/2020 9:10:45 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By WeimaranerDad:


You know the Dillon low primer alarm?

https://www.extremereloadingnv.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Dillon-Precision-Low-Primer-Alarm-Stop-247x247.jpg


What if somebody 3D printed an adapter to mount the low primer alarm upside down .... to the Lee (Universal) decapping (resizing) die?

So that when the decapping rod/pin slides up in the collet, the alarm goes off?

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With the adapter we have access to now, just tie into the low primer or hand kill switch and be done.  AMMOBOT is not going to support the MK1. so we are on our own.
Link Posted: 7/16/2020 9:29:14 PM EDT
Loaded my first 50 rounds of .45 on 1050.  Pain to set up, but I think I've got it. Getting the primer seater took some time.  

The GSI toolhead feeding the bullets was overall good, but not good enough when running autodrive.  May work better with fresh bullets, I was using bullets I pulled and brass that wasn't the cleanest. 3 rejects out of the 50.

The GSI bullet collator worked OK, dropped all bullets pointy side up.

4.9 gr of WST with the 230gr bullet, hope I didn't over do it.
Link Posted: 7/16/2020 9:32:10 PM EDT
If you want a simple bullet feeder check out ALBPKITS good setups work well
Link Posted: 7/16/2020 9:39:14 PM EDT
I ended up with two MBF, one 223 and one .45.  Using the GSI for now until I get better at this and buy a couple more toolheads. Then I'l ditch the GSI stuff.
Link Posted: 7/16/2020 9:44:02 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/16/2020 9:45:29 PM EDT by coanan2]
Need to tweek the primer system, towards the end it wasn't sliding all the way in, had to give it a push so head would come down. Couldn't imagine what would happen in autodrive if this happened.
Link Posted: 7/18/2020 9:58:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/18/2020 10:39:39 PM EDT by coanan2]
Loading .45 on 1050, still tweaking and getting used to it and I get a round that looks like the bullet was shoved in too far, measured 1.263, odd, look at head stamp, ROWLAND 460. WTF, something else to watch for, never heard of that round, living under a rock.

Found this:The . 460 Rowland is a proprietary cartridge which attains true . 44 Magnum level velocities when fired from a number of popular semi-automatic pistols, revolvers, and rifles. ... 460 Rowland Conversions for specific versions of the M1911.

45 ACP dies are fine for reloading 460 Rowland® since it is a true . 45 caliber round. The 460 Rowland® casing is 1/16? longer to prevent it from chambering in a gun that has not been converted. You will need to seat the bullet 1/16? deeper.

So it's the 10mm version of .45?


Link Posted: 7/18/2020 10:28:26 PM EDT
Had 7 fail gauge, slight bulge at bottom above extractor groove ..4730, good are .4705     Should I change sizing die to fix this or is this something roll sizing fixes?
Link Posted: 7/18/2020 10:56:10 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/19/2020 12:40:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/19/2020 1:56:13 PM EDT by coanan2]
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Originally Posted By dryflash3:
Try adjusting your sizing die down so there is just a hair of light between it and the shellplate.
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Thanks.  It's down.  Miss spoke, 550 has Lee dies, 1050 has Dillon sizing die in question, because of the taper at bottom it doesn't size all the way down??  .  I was reading the bulge comes from GLOCK?  Hate to think I'd have to go through thousands of brass to measure for this.

Happy to say the GSI tool head bullet feeder is working great, just the collator jams up on occasion, need something to keep bullets from piling up the side.

Looks like GSI at one point put something there, but they are no help anymore.  I have the holes, just need to figure out what material was used.
Link Posted: 7/19/2020 12:46:46 PM EDT
Not sure how much traffic the WTB section gets, but look there.
Link Posted: 7/19/2020 2:34:31 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/19/2020 6:04:11 PM EDT
Found Lee sizer and crimp in box of stuff, put them in and ran 50 rounds thru, all checked good so far. It's possible I didn't run into any bulged cases to.
Link Posted: 7/20/2020 11:06:05 PM EDT
Now I know why the GSI bullet feeder was dumped, just too finicky, too many moving parts.  The more I use it, the more I hate it.  May just get the toolhead machined down to a short toolhead for 300 blk processing.  Hole number 5 has to be drilled out and tapped also, it takes a special seating die that is smaller, so it doesn't interfere with the rotary wheel that brings bullets in.  Gave it the old College try, time to move on.

Have to buy another toolhead for .45, already have a MBF for .45.

Loving that 550 though, cranking out the 9mm. Putting out more 9mm on that, than .45 on 1050 because of the finicky GSI.

Need a good cheap machine shop.  Maybe someone with the short toolhead can give me measurements on what's cut out.
Link Posted: 7/21/2020 7:01:35 PM EDT
Well I gave the old Engineer try and built a hybrid.. MBF mated to the GSI toolhead. Worked really well.



Link Posted: 7/21/2020 9:00:44 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By coanan2:
Need a good cheap machine shop.  Maybe someone with the short toolhead can give me measurements on what's cut out.
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@coanan2 Sent you a text and picture of what is cutout. Basically take stations 4, 5 and 6 down to 1/2" thick.
Link Posted: 7/21/2020 9:30:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/21/2020 10:09:32 PM EDT by coanan2]
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Originally Posted By cat-mechanic:


@coanan2 Sent you a text and picture of what is cutout. Basically take stations 4, 5 and 6 down to 1/2" thick.
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Thanks

Solved another issue, for the most part,  with GSI toolhead.  Was getting crushed cases randomly until I remove the pin and tab at bullet feed station, case needs to self align going into rotor that holds bullet.. Just that little bit of interference would cause the case to catch side of bullet and crush it.  With collator and that little issue solve it ran 400rds of 230gr JHP in quick order.



There is spring that wraps around wheel that keeps tension on bullet to keep it from falling out, this keeps bullet to one side.

Link Posted: 7/22/2020 2:32:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/22/2020 2:33:47 PM EDT by coanan2]
Didn't know these existed, learn lots of stuff reloading pistol ammo.

Link Posted: 7/22/2020 6:54:47 PM EDT
Just ran another 200 rds of 230 gr HP without a hitch.  So far the MBF with the GSI toolhead are working great. Happy camper now.
Link Posted: 7/24/2020 10:27:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/24/2020 10:28:21 PM EDT by coanan2]
Have the decapper switch wired into the low primer shut off.  Haven't tested yet.

Link Posted: 7/24/2020 11:23:13 PM EDT
The rev 1 uses yellow/white rca Jack's for the primer alarm correct?

Pretty sure it does if so run a rca splitter and you don't have to rewire anything to run the primer alarm and the decapper alarm.
Link Posted: 7/25/2020 11:39:51 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By scatterbrains:
The rev 1 uses yellow/white rca Jack's for the primer alarm correct?

Pretty sure it does if so run a rca splitter and you don't have to rewire anything to run the primer alarm and the decapper alarm.
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I have a MK1. All hard wired with no optional upgrades. Not even from AMMOBOT.
Link Posted: 7/25/2020 6:43:24 PM EDT
Finally broke down and bought the short 1050 toolhead, 300 blk and 223 trim dies, had the 308 from previous purchase.  Time to make the AMMOBOT and RT1500 earn it's keep.
Link Posted: 8/1/2020 9:03:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/1/2020 9:07:23 PM EDT by coanan2]
Got the short toolhead set up with the RT1500.  Vacuum attachment is pretty bad, as is poor fitting, has to be a better one out there.

First run was 300rds of 300 blk cut and sized the old fashion way, just needed trimming.  https://youtu.be/TDDA3hCbNJs

Second run was 100 rds of 556 to 300 blk, couple of 300 blk rerun in the mix.  https://youtu.be/iXJUCgvSoP0

Slow and steady to get the feel of things.  All went pretty smooth.

Set up now to trim 556.
Link Posted: 8/1/2020 10:38:04 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By coanan2:
Slow and steady to get the feel of things.  All went pretty smooth.
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Looks like you're off to a great start. Slow and steady wins the race. Then once you get the hang of it and everything is running good, then add some speed, but only what's comfortable.

Link Posted: 8/5/2020 9:52:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/5/2020 9:53:31 PM EDT by coanan2]
Rough start, but I got about 2000 rds through.  https://youtu.be/gR5Grmuc0iU

Stainless tumbling,  some of them done, need sunglasses.  




Had extensions printed so I could leave the guide rods on.

Link Posted: 8/5/2020 10:59:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/5/2020 11:02:29 PM EDT by dryflash3]
Link Posted: 8/6/2020 7:27:02 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By dryflash3:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gR5Grmuc0iU

To post a video, from the reply window, click on the utube icon (next to the bird)

A new window opens paste the utube link and click on Submit. Done

Your link will post, just won't look quite right until you Submit the post.

eta, this works for Team members only.

eta2, next time turn your phone 90 degrees. Your video will look better.
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Thanks for the help
Link Posted: 8/6/2020 12:24:59 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/8/2020 9:23:03 PM EDT
Haven't started loading 556 yet, waiting on the sm primer kit.

Should of had it Monday 3rd, was in WPB on the 2nd, three days later, 5th it shows up in N Houston, TX

It's back in FL again today..  Priority Mail, right.
Link Posted: 8/11/2020 2:06:10 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By coanan2:
Can't get less than 3.5 grains of N320 out of Dillon powder drop, trying to get 3.4, small bar is in. Had it screwed to a stop CCW before dumping powder.  Loading 147 gr 9mm.   I did find a couple black plastic ARREDONDO bars, they close up pretty small, read they have to be fitted.
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Dillon's small bar (included with PM, along with Large) is supposed to go from aprox 3g to 20g, but those ratings have been around forever... N320 is pretty small volume powder IIRC, so that may be the issue.  Dillon offers an Extra Small bar that goes from .5 to 3g as well, or you can try the DIY options already mentioned.
Link Posted: 8/11/2020 3:35:24 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By 78Staff:

Dillon's small bar (included with PM, along with Large) is supposed to go from aprox 3g to 20g, but those ratings have been around forever... N320 is pretty small volume powder IIRC, so that may be the issue.  Dillon offers an Extra Small bar that goes from .5 to 3g as well, or you can try the DIY options already mentioned.
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Thanks.. picked up the x-small bar, works great.
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