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    Quote Originally Posted by Luke View Post
    Looks like you've gone off the deep end. I recommend stepping back, read a loading book or two, then get you a good single stage and learn what it takes to make ammo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Hearne View Post
    19 seconds isn't quite long enough for me. How about a two minute video?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hambo View Post
    19 seconds isn't quite long enough for me. How about a two minute video?
    I had a longer one but it was only at 1800 RPH. When I figured out how to make it work reliably at 2100 RPH I deleted it.

    Next time I fire it up I'll do a better and longer version with some commentary.
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    I want a running commentary, like a play by play.

    But for reals I'm jealous, that's a killer setup.
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    Per requests - a longer video from this weekend's activities.

    Saturday night I reloaded and case gauged about 3100+ rounds solo and Sunday AM a buddy and I loaded 1700- more.

    On the solo run I was pretty effectively loading on the 1050, filling primers and case gauging all in parallel. I did struggle a good while with priming issues, for some reason the press gets moody and primers aren't getting installed. I haven't figure this new issue out 100% yet and yes I've cleaned everything and replaced the blue tip on the primer feed tube - twice.

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    How is the Nobel working out?


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    Quote Originally Posted by JM Campbell View Post
    How is the Nobel working out?


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    The price is definitely right and availability seems good. It burns very clean, comparable to ETR-7 aka (I think) Maxam CSB-1. Also, low smoke and temperature stable.

    Down sides:
    - It is a rough granular powder with lots of different granule sizes. They are small enough to pour through a flash hole and make a mess if your press fails to insert a primer. This happened a LOT this weekend and is a new issue. In this past priming has been a very reliable operation for me. Larger flake powders do not have this problem. It is dense enough that it doesn't tend to fly out of cases very easily.

    Metering: It has weird settling issues, perhaps caused by the irregular granule size. When I started I was doing 20 throw sets and weighing (3.7 gr x 20 throws - 74gr). After 2000 rounds I checked and the throw had increased to 76 grains! I am used to my final check being VERY stable with ETR-7, which is a round flake. I re-calibrated (I am using a micrometer on the powder bar) and after another 1000 rounds I re-checked and it had crept up AGAIN to about 75.0.

    The next day I re-calibrated before loading and loaded 1700. This time the check after loading was down to 72.4 grains.

    My target power factor is currently 132 (I need 125+), so I am fine with that but it is irritating.

    When I look at the powder measure there definitely seem to be layers of larger and smaller irregular granules. Perhaps shaking up the 0.5 kilo / 1.1 lb powder jugs before pouring them in the powder measure would help. I'll try this in the future.
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    Looks like cat litter, did you let Luke in your shop?



    Thanks for the news on the powder. I'm currently loading with CFE Pistol.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JM Campbell View Post
    Looks like cat litter, did you let Luke in your shop?



    Thanks for the news on the powder. I'm currently loading with CFE Pistol.


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