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Lucky Lead Pepper

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    Guns, coffee, football, and fine cigars (love my habanos).

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  1. This is the thing that will get me in another few months. It's shocking how scarce bird shot is...
  2. That's my bando! John made that for me and added it to his website. I just used my for the first time at my last match. I like it, it was comfortable and stayed in place. The only issue I had was on the last stage I put my rifle buttstock on the bando instead of my shoulder and had to adjust after a couple of shots. I chalked that up to the learning curve. I'll be trying the bandolier out again in Wartrace this Saturday. It's far more comfortable to me than a shotgun belt strapped across my gut. Here's my belt: http://www.jm-leather.com/bando_belt.htm
  3. My check is in the mail! I hope you kept the last stage from the SE Regional, I think it was stage 10.
  4. I set a reminder on my phone so I don't miss it.
  5. I did watch the video. His problem is the same as mine but a different cause. I looked at everything he pointed out in the video and none of it matched what I had going on.
  6. Every piece of Dillon literature says to go left to right. I wondered if that may be the issue, so I pulled it and tried to go the other way and it was worse. I thin I just got a bad powder measure.
  7. When I ordered my press I also ordered a caliber conversion for 38 special with an extra toolhead and powder measure. I removed the powder measure shown in the video and switched over to the other powder measure. It works much differently...much better. It operates like the ones I've seen in videos. I loaded it up with powder and got it set up to meter consistently. I'm groovin' now. Clearly there is something wrong with the first one I tried. I'll reach out to Dillon and see if they can sort it out. Thanks for all of the tips and advice.
  8. I haven't dropped any powder yet. This was discovered while setting up the new press adjusting the bell on the case. It just doesn't seem like this is normal. I watched a 76Highboy video on YouTube at lunch today and his powder measure is smooth, nothing like mine.
  9. No, it does not travel all the way to the post. I ordered a second powder measure for a quicker caliber conversion, I'll install that one tonight and see if I have the same problem.
  10. I may take you up on that if I can't straighten this thing out.
  11. Here's a link to two videos of what is going on.
  12. We don't rent pigs. I watched it again recently, it never gets old.
  13. I say I need help troubleshooting, but this may be a "feature" of my new press and I don't know it. I got my new 550 mounted and mostly setup but I have a nagging problem with the powder measure. When a case engages the powder measure there is a little binding that happens on both the upstroke and downstroke. One of the two bars that the powder measure failsafe return arm actuates is snagging on the bottom of the powder measure. See the photo for reference. The slower I go the worse the rubbing/ binding is. The failsafe arm is mounted IAW the Dillon instructions. Anyone ever
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