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Nothing has made me want to give up reloading, until recently

Posted by on December 10, 2013

Never before has the relative simplicity of a reloading machine frustrated me so much.

My 1050 and I have been friends for years, with pretty much no issues. But I recently added a GSI bullet feeder into the mix. Eight weeks I have been working on this thing, a day here, and a day there. Call for help, get new parts, call for more help, get weird suggestions, work some more, call for support, get more parts. As of today, I had visions of just tossing the whole mess into a trash can. The problem (for me) seems to fall into their custom tool head, and its bullet indexer. In an otherwise well built and great design, this part is the where it all just falls apart.
I cant keep the unit indexing reliably, which makes the loading speed closer to that of my 550b. So far it seems like I’d have this thing working 100% for about 40K rounds, to make up the time I’ve wasted screwing with it.

This is about 900$ and 4 weeks of my life that I’m just not going to be able to get back.

This thing is just not working, and short of dragging my entire bench to Phoenix, I don’t feel like I’m gonna get it working.

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