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Posted: 2/18/2011 3:11:59 AM EDT
[Last Edit: GWhis]
PhotoBucket destroyed all my pictures in this thread..
Link Posted: 2/18/2011 10:45:36 AM EDT
Looks good. You might want to cut the slot in the plastic tube for the pressure switch a bit narrower if you plan on using it for small caliber rifle ammo like .223.
Link Posted: 2/18/2011 11:07:28 AM EDT
nice job GWhis, if I was ever to get the Bullet feeder I would do the same mod. I would add more heat shrink to the power connectors. and why not replace the hole spring with some clear tubing. But other then that good job ,I bet you will have a lot of people copying your set up.
Link Posted: 2/18/2011 11:24:56 AM EDT
[Last Edit: Mugbug] [#3]
Thanks for posting this....

One thought and one question.

First the thought regarding the bullets hanging in the switch. I would bet if you flattened out the hump on the switch lever it would solve the problem with the lighter bullets hanging up.

The question is... Did you have any issues with the stock spring flopping around with heavy .45 bullets....Mine turns into spaghetti and I have to wire tie it to the support hook. I may try replacing it with the tubing and see how it works.

ETA: maybe tubing over the spring to act as a support might be the way to go.
Link Posted: 2/18/2011 12:05:28 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 2/18/2011 12:15:22 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 2/18/2011 12:21:10 PM EDT
Thanks...I was using the support wire but the spring was so floppy it kept falling off the hook, hence the wire tie.

The velcro is a pretty good idea....I think I am going to try a piece of tubing over the spring to give it some integrity and see what happens.
Link Posted: 2/18/2011 7:17:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: GWhis] [#7]
Link Posted: 2/21/2011 3:28:25 PM EDT
Makes you wonder why they didn't build it with a cutout switch to start with...
Link Posted: 2/22/2011 2:01:14 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 9/25/2013 11:32:58 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/28/2015 10:39:34 AM EDT
Ive been racking my brain on how to make this instal more elegant. For a long time..

After my last work on my 3d printer adding auto level, I was introduced to proximity switches. And thought HEY! that might work if I can find a AC compatible version. After searching Amazon, I found a 18mm dia with 8mm distance. You can find it here. Its a normally closed, so it opens the connection when something metal passes over the sensor. So picking up a bit of 1 inch Nylon Rod and a section of 5/8. I was able to reproduce the feed ends that go on the metal springs. And adapters (one inch in outer dia) to attach to the clear section of tube.

And I ended up with something that looks like this..

The 2 leads that come off of the sensor wire in, Just like the switch in GWhis's tutorial. I have mine set flush with the tube and it cuts off with all types of bullets. Lead to copper it don't care. These pictures do not reflect the slight change that I made tonight and that's drilling and tapping 2 nylon set screws into the tube ends to hold the funnels to the spring tubing.

Lastly to stop the spring tube from flopping around I added shrink tube to it like so.

Thanks GWhis for the original idea..
Link Posted: 8/29/2015 2:11:07 AM EDT
[Last Edit: GWhis] [#12]
McNasty has the absolute best idea for a switch!  Thank you!  That's a keeper!
Link Posted: 8/29/2015 2:40:02 AM EDT
Could You use a proximity switch like that to build a counter?

Set it up to sense the case as it goes through the last station on a 1050, to a digital counter?

I'd like to see the video, alway's interested to read Your posts and input/ideas.
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 12:59:35 AM EDT
[Last Edit: GWhis] [#14]
I have no idea....
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 1:33:06 AM EDT
NO prob thank you, for planting the seed.. I have re done mine as well, and changed the length of my clear tube and the way it hooks up. Ill get some pics once all the Epoxy drys.
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 3:44:29 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 2/17/2018 1:46:13 AM EDT
@GWhis  any chance you still have the original photos of this?
Link Posted: 2/17/2018 3:31:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: GWhis] [#18]
emailed.... last call....no longer available.
Link Posted: 2/17/2018 7:10:17 PM EDT
Thank you so much!
Link Posted: 4/2/2019 11:46:17 PM EDT
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