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#21 Scott

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Posted 19 October 2015 - 01:27 PM

Would this work on the older RL 1050s?

 

Yes.  I am running mine on an RL.  That was the primary reason I started looking at the Mk7.  



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Posted 27 October 2015 - 05:27 PM

Should i sell a 1050 and commit to swapping shellplates and tool heads between calibers to fund this autodrive?

Will doing that cause problems with the machine?

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Posted 27 October 2015 - 10:55 PM

Yes
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Posted 01 November 2015 - 10:39 AM

I've been a reloading, dry and live fire fiend for a while now.

BUT - I'm struggling with all kinds od tendonitis around elbow areas of both arms, inside and outside. Gonna have to give it a rest for a while, and it is KILLING me. Feels like the bad old days when I would get my arms hyper-extended doing martial arts, 3 weeks heal time IF you didn't keep aggravating it. Loading 1K / night many nights a week on a 1050/MBF, even alternating arms aggravates it.

The right situation has arisen and I am capitalizing on it.

Mark 7 ordered last night. The wait begins. Any idea what lead times are?
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Posted 01 November 2015 - 11:01 AM

Awesome. Now what do I do with this basement full of Asian kids?


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Posted 01 November 2015 - 11:53 AM

I don't have any kids, much less a basement full of asian kids. Nor do I want them.

That's probably why I can have a 1050/MBF/Mark 7. And probably one in every caliber I shoot if I considered just the 0-21 costs.
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Posted 01 November 2015 - 12:55 PM

Congrats on the purchase!

My left elbow is the one that gives me some trouble. I grab a few of my wife's hair scrunchies, put them at the tips of my fingers, and open my fingers in reps of 20 to 50. Seems to help and pain goes away.

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Posted 01 November 2015 - 02:19 PM

Awesome.

Loading aggravates my elbow too. :(

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Posted 02 November 2015 - 01:00 PM

I orderd one, I currently own 4 1050's but Im considering a few more, a guy on enos said it was aprox 5 mins to move it between the 1050s. so thats doable. I really hate caliber changes and adjustments my .40 one hasn't been touched the last 100.000+ rounds

 

I find a little oneshot helps the elbow, as does 1050s over 650s and that darn forward stroke.

 

I've loaded the 9 major on the 650 as it handles the powderspilling a lot better, but hopeing to move it to 1050s down the line. 



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Posted 02 November 2015 - 02:29 PM

I use OneShot liberally, makes a big difference on effort required.

 

I did a 1050 caliber change from 9mm (dedicated toolhead) to 223 (dedicated toolhead) last night.  Cleaned and lubed while I was at it.  Wasn't that big a deal, need to tweak the Mr. Bullet Feeder still - probably the hardest part.

 

I like the idea of moving the Mark 7 from press to press.  Maybe someday I'll have a second 1050.


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Posted 10 November 2015 - 02:14 PM

I ordered the Mark 7 10/31 and settled in for the expected 4-5 week lead time.

 

GOOD NEWS: I just received notification of the package being in A6 en route to be delivered tomorrow!

 

This low speed high drag dude is running it at 900 RPH, just like a grandmother in a marathon.  The Monster energy drink appears ineffective.

 

 

This dude is getting it done @ 1800 RPH:

 


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Posted 10 November 2015 - 02:15 PM

For the tech heads who want to see how it goes together:

 


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Posted 10 November 2015 - 04:39 PM

I just got mine. I am not very mechanical but the online manual was easy to follow and I literally had it put together and turned on in 30 minutes. Started slow with one round and one cycle per stage to satisfy myself all was good added more with no issues so then let her fly.

My 1050 is set up for .45ACP so not sure yet how to set up the clutch to catch small primer brass (it's running fine with clutch set to zero). Manually I could catch 100% in the swager station as I could sense the resistance. I tested one small primer brass and the clutch didn't catch it, maybe with all stations full it will but haven't tested yet. For day one I just inspected the brass for small primers.

I only ran 500 rounds today so time will tell but it sure seems like the way to go if you are considering automating your 1050.

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Posted 11 November 2015 - 08:22 AM

Mine is also up and running, I havent run it on the 1050 yet, but I need digital clutch 3 for my misc .40 brass, Loaded 4000ish so far, I had one primer go off, not sure why, thinking it might have not removed the entire primer in the decap, so maybe the top left, and then boom, was running 1800rph at the time, Ive slowed it down to 1200, seems more forgiving. 

 

Like you Ive also depended on the swager to catch SPP 45, maybe they are reading this and have some tips? I know they said "they have some cool stuff in the pipeline" and that would definetly be cool



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Posted 11 November 2015 - 09:16 PM

I've got the SPP 45 figured out. Got the swager station properly adjusted and clutch at 1 and it catches them at swager station. Hit the jog up a couple times remove that piece of brass and hit run and all is fine. Of course for the first bunch I checked the powder and primer stations by hitting end cycle and then checking them. Am satisfied that the small jog up to remove the SP brass in swager station does not impact the others negatively.

I am going through the last of my lubed brass, unlubed may require clutch 2 setting for this procedure to work.

Like you, I have settled on about 1200rph as that seems to be my sweet spot for the moment.
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Posted 11 November 2015 - 09:20 PM

I should add remove the first piece of brass as when you start it back up it will get smashed being pulled back in as it tries to drop in the next brass.

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Posted 11 November 2015 - 11:46 PM

Unit received, installed, runing 900-1800 cycles/minute doing, well, nothing.

I'm thinking the Level 10 Innovations toolhead spring i adding some resistance and creating some noise. Having to set a clutch of 2-3 just to get it running while doing nothing.

I'm set up with a 223 toolhead and have a lot of stuff booked, might be a while before I get this all nailed down.

1800 seems pretty fast right after installation - I know why Grandma Stegger was running @ 900.
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Posted 12 November 2015 - 12:25 PM

Holy Shit

That thing is amazing

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Posted 12 November 2015 - 12:46 PM

I fixed some equeaking noise/resistance - the shiny piston cylinders associated with the primer rocker/ram needed greasing.

I stll need clutch level 2 to run empty without stopping, down from 3. I put a brass case in the way to test ability to detect and stop - still crushed the crap out of that case. Keep fingers out of shell plate / dies / tool head area!

Being able to (1) independently slow the shell plate advancement speed to minimize [pistol] powder spillage, and (2) to control dwell time to allow time for 223 powder to flow into the case or for trimming cases will definitely be useful.

Itching to do something useful with it.
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Posted 12 November 2015 - 12:49 PM

Damn, that bitch is expensive. I remember thinking that about the MBF and not buying for a LONG time. I got the MBF and love it.... But $2600 is a lot




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