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#1 Stubb

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Posted 01 August 2018 - 03:38 PM

I kept wondering where all the goddamn powder spillage was coming from when reloading on my 1050. 
 
A buddy finally set me straight: most of it comes from case lube getting on the case-expander/powder-drop die where it picks up powder from inside the case and spills it on the table. The case lube gets on the powder-drop die from spraying lube into the case feeder, where some of it gets inside the cases.
 
A way to avoid this is to squirt case lube onto a small sponge and toss it in the case feeder. That way the lube only gets on the outside of the cases.

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Posted 01 August 2018 - 04:00 PM

Recently I've been spraying One Shot into the case mouths to minimize the powder funnel sticking - cases wet cleaned without pins. No problem with spillage but I'm using a round flake powder.

 

Also, I've changed from using tie wraps to using pieces of pipe cleaner - works better and less friction impeding shell plate movement.


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Posted 02 August 2018 - 01:06 PM

I’ve recently went to using an automotive wash n wax type soap in my wet tumbler without pins and the brass is just as smooth through the press as it was when I used lube. So I’m lube free on all my pistol brass now
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Posted 02 August 2018 - 10:18 PM

Been doing that a while. Sometimes it still gets sticks. Lots of variation load to load still.
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Posted 08 August 2018 - 10:57 AM

i always spray the lube in a bucket, then dump the brass ni there, swril it around and dump that in the case feeder. Seems easiest way to avoid getting the lube on the inside of the case. 



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Posted 31 August 2018 - 10:03 PM

I avoid this in 2 ways:

1: switched to one shot (the aerosol version). Less lube transfer than Dillon lube.

2: chuck 400 cases into a giant zip lock bag. Lay it in the bench and roughly smooth the cases down. Spray into the bag, close it up. Let them sit for 5 min while I get all the other components topped off then Chuck into the case feeder. That will stop lube transferring onto the dies or backup rod.
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Posted 03 September 2018 - 01:45 PM

Pro tip for avoiding powder spillage: buy factory ammo

 

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Posted 19 September 2018 - 09:32 AM

Another issue with the Mr. Bulletfeeder power funnel sticking in the case and popping out on the upstroke, causing a variety of problems. I solved this by swapping the decrimp die for a Redding expander die, then adjusting the Mr. Bulletfeeder powder funnel to only drop powder, not bell/flare the case. The Redding die provides the case flare. My 1050 is now running buttery smooth.



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Posted 19 September 2018 - 10:38 AM

 

https://www.midwayus...-expander-m-die

https://www.midwayus...ng-expander-die

 

Another option that I learned Jay Hirshberg is to use the Lee Universal Neck Expanding Die with a MBF Powder funnel in it, replacing the Lee neck expander plugs.  Use it in the swage station in place of the backup rod.   You then use the Dillon Powder funnel in the powder drop station.

 

I still have some issues with sticking even though I wet clean with no media.  I've been addressing it with some one-shot in (at least some of) the 9mm case mouths.

 


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Posted 24 September 2018 - 12:30 PM

Seen these?

 

https://reloadinginn...1050-2-pack-new


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Posted 24 September 2018 - 11:13 PM

Seen these?
 
https://reloadinginn...1050-2-pack-new


I use them + a pipe cleaner mod (instead of a tie-wrap mod) between the bullet dropper and bullet seater stations. I’ll claim the pipe cleaner variant as a GuanoLoco original as the tie wraps were causing too mcuh friction and inducing other problems.
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Posted 25 September 2018 - 07:03 AM

I use them + a pipe cleaner mod (instead of a tie-wrap mod) between the bullet dropper and bullet seater stations. I’ll claim the pipe cleaner variant as a GuanoLoco original as the tie wraps were causing too mcuh friction and inducing other problems.

 

Interested in the pipe cleaning mod. 

 

How do you attach it?  Can you post a photo?



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Posted 25 September 2018 - 11:33 AM

I'd like to see this pipe cleaner mod as well.



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Posted 25 September 2018 - 06:10 PM

Pipe Cleaners - sort of.

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Posted 25 September 2018 - 06:11 PM

Pic 2 of 3 - just twist pipe cleaner to secure. Sits between bullet drop and seating stations.

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Posted 25 September 2018 - 06:12 PM

Pic 1 of 3 - Also note rubber band mod to add pressure to MBR bullet dropper. The micro-carabiners make replacing rubber bands easier. I loop the bottom of the rubber band around the round bar with a larks head knot. https://www.interwea...arks-head-knot/

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Posted 25 September 2018 - 06:16 PM

Pic 3 of 3 - another angle

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Posted 25 September 2018 - 06:35 PM

Thanks.  At least they aren't pink.



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Posted 25 September 2018 - 06:45 PM

Thanks.  At least they aren't pink.


They sell pink ones! I’ve been cheated.
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Posted 26 September 2018 - 05:29 AM

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