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    Today, 12:58 PM
    They improved the transfer bar design before I bought mine. Actually my prerequisite for buying one was making the die plates available without powder measures....that was dumb and expensive and unnecessary, and I told them so. They were...
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    Today, 11:30 AM
    Autopurge? In the script, right? Can you list the commands in the script?.....I'm using another slicer so would have to create my own.
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    Today, 10:25 AM
    Question to Anuccite and Ed on color changing: So I understand the pause and change to a point. Retracting too. But on a normal print beginning, after changing to a new roll, there is a transition that the initial purge line and skirt take care...
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    Yesterday, 08:22 PM
    Not as flashy as RedlegEd's center piece, but I promised someone who asked for the original .stl, that I was upgrading my plate handle to be more versatile and less plate specific.....and better all around. I pleased myself at least.......here's...
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    Yesterday, 10:31 AM
    I have to agree! I would have thought that there would be a cold joint made while you change and bleed the next color......that's what I get for thinking? Very nice.....would look great with RCBS's red/white/blue Summit press that they made the...
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    03-01-2021, 05:40 PM
    I'm with you Taterhead. I have a Pro 2000 AND a Pro Chucker 7. I was hoping an easy mod would change the new one to the effortless and reliable APS, but they are too different. I do like both presses....I use the Pro 2000 for pistol and the Pro...
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    03-01-2021, 02:36 AM
    GWS replied to a thread rcbs summit in Reloading Equipment
    I have both an RC II and a Summit. Love them both, they compliment each other wonderfully. The point is, two singles is always more fun than one. The footprint is smaller on the Summit....and makes it a #1 pick for taking it to the cabin or the...
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    02-28-2021, 01:52 AM
    Only thing I can think of is the "elephant feet" on the first layer.......just meaning that often on a print the first layer gets flattened wider and sometimes causes fit problems. A utility knife or xacto knife is what I use to clean up the wider...
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    02-24-2021, 01:37 AM
    If you have the Ammo Mike version, it is quite a bit smaller in diameter. What exactly do you have? And what motor? I know it's a Dillon something, but Dillon doesn't make motors, so what brand and model? Somebody said 24v DC? But you didn't...
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    02-23-2021, 10:11 AM
    Hmmm, what a novel idea......funny.....never thought of lowering the big motor. Would have been easier than raising the center stuff. But wait......the motor screws aren't long enough to do that.......so never mind. The clutch pieces were...
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    02-18-2021, 11:11 AM
    Not Hornady, RCBS's fairly new tube bullet feeders. Picture below: 122 mm overall length, the internal sticks out above 8 mm, so the body is 114 mm. Feeder on the Right, M style neck expander on the Left. Pictured is actually the .223, but...
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    02-18-2021, 01:18 AM
    I just don't see it that way, I guess. I plan to have a clutch with each and every plate I print. so each will be a plate assembly that includes a clutch and a handle.....I just don't like trying to get a plate out without a handle. I guess one...
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    02-17-2021, 11:31 PM
    Oh, btw, what I did to keep the handle lid from being another clutch, is screw on a nut on each bolt to the level just barely above the plate height, then I placed the lid, hed down with regular nuts over the top finger tight against the nuts just...
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    02-17-2021, 11:00 PM
    The longer screws are actually a good thing IMO, because it makes the plate, the clutch and the handle one assembly that you never have to disassemble. The only flaw is that if you just use a lock nut by itself, it can turn in there.....meaning, if...
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    02-17-2021, 08:02 PM
    Is that red PLA or something beyond my beginner skills. ;) My #11 was red too.....sister to the green above, but more like the ugly half sister. Looked like somebody poured milk in it....uuuugly! This one looks translucent! Looks great so far....
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    02-17-2021, 07:26 PM
    Be careful.....I'd suspect the picture shooting angle first.....still worth looking closer....but make sure that motor is tight against the bottom of the base....and that the set screw isn't pushing against the hex opening in the plate. ...
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    02-17-2021, 07:11 PM
    Yeah, I'm just glad I didn't listen to my wife and print them princess pink instead. ;) They are glossy aren't they? Notice I decided to epoxy in the keeper bolt in front and add a wing nut to tighten the keeper....we will see how that works.......
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    02-17-2021, 06:57 PM
    Your eyes and just about everyone elses are better than mine, so I'm not sure. BUT if that's so then maybe the motor isn't raised up tight against the base bottom......maybe another washer problem, or motor bolt hanging on an edge..... My money...
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    02-17-2021, 06:52 PM
    I just printed those a day or two ago.....this is what they should look like.....
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    02-17-2021, 06:26 PM
    Wonder if your set screw is hitting an edge and skewing it? Slider is definitely backwards.....hole goes inside. looks warped too. Did it raise off the bed turning the print? The "2" should be close to the "M" in "Motor".
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    02-17-2021, 05:14 PM
    I think Ed might have something.......I know I had a tilt problem the first time I added a plate.....it turned out to be a washer that wouldn't go all the way down. Got another washer, tightened it all up.....problem gone. Or the Hex is hung...
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    02-17-2021, 10:40 AM
    Or postimages.org which was what I found after PhotoBucket's world hosting hostage/sabotage fiasco. I surround img with brackets, enter the link from the hosting, bracket, forward slash, img, bracket. As in I found that Acetone helps with PLA...
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    02-17-2021, 10:24 AM
    Agree, so try loosening the motor bolts a little and moving or twisting, then retighten. Also make sure there are no proud bolt heads or nuts in the sidewalls that are sticking out. Only takes a little since there is minimum clearance for a...
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    02-16-2021, 09:58 PM
    jmorris sent me some pictures of his 1050 mounts he made for Mikes small collator base and gave me permission to share them with you. Quoting what he said about the pictures: Pictures below: The first two pictures show feeders in relation to...
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    02-15-2021, 01:03 PM
    Looking forward to seeing pictures for this build for the 1050......and I like unicorn! ;) Good of you to help out your friend! Pictures of his bench/press setup would help too.
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    02-15-2021, 12:20 AM
    It is well designed, but not for your press. It's not designed for mine either. You might just have to come up with your own mounts like I did for my RCBS Pro Chucker 7......... Above, in my hand is the 3d printed mount that will be pluged...
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    02-13-2021, 12:45 PM
    Nor mine using IdeaMaker.
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    02-12-2021, 05:19 PM
    https://www.amazon.com/Neiko-50456A-Assortment-Compression-Extension/dp/B000K7M36W/ref=asc_df_B000K7M36W/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=312270715091&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=2867742638946970414&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvl...
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    02-12-2021, 03:10 PM
    Maybe a second die nut on top of the one that doesn't have to tighten against the press.....so you can adjust the die where you want it without the nut's rotation or position being a factor. The second nut can then adjust up or down to fit many...
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    02-11-2021, 05:57 PM
    I finally finished my swivel mount for my hollow steel tube system....so now have a case feeder on the right side of the Tee and the Bullet feeder on the left side.....and got the second box mounted for the separate speed control. Now all I have to...
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Just an old business owner with a wife, 5 kids, 18 grandkids, and 4 greats. Trying real hard not to get crotchety in my old age.
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New Mexico
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Many but diminishing fast. Reloading and tinkering seems to be lasting.
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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check