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ammorelds
10-26-2011, 10:47
working on getting them made.....wondering if anyone else would be interested in one?

Boxerglocker
10-26-2011, 11:06
I would be depending on the construction and price. I'm looking into loading .40 S&W again next year for USPSA limited, expect to be loading lots more rounds a month. Was thinking of getting a Dilllon primer tube filler but the cost is OUCH! :crying:

ammorelds
10-26-2011, 11:25
im guessing the cost would be somewhere in the $20......i will have a picture soon

ron59
10-26-2011, 13:07
im guessing the cost would be somewhere in the $20......i will have a picture soon


BG is talking about this:
http://www.dillonprecision.com/#/content/p/9/pid/23474/catid/9/Dillon_RF_100_Sm__Primer_Filler

You just dump primers in, it flips them and fills the tube for you. You're not gonna do that for $20.00. If you are, I'll take a dozen. :rofl:

ammorelds
10-26-2011, 13:19
it would use a lee primer tray to flip and funnel then my part to get them into the primer tube

PCJim
10-26-2011, 14:29
You've peaked my curiosity. Keep me informed of your work.

Colorado4Wheel
10-26-2011, 14:34
Sounds like a adapter for the Lee Hand Primer so that it attaches to your primer tube. Most people make their own and just permanently attach it to a primer tube. A adapter would be better.

F106 Fan
10-26-2011, 16:00
I'm interested in how it works out, as well.

One of the big slow-downs in reloading is stopping every few minutes to pick up primers. Even if I load up a few hundred ahead of time, I just don't have enough tubes for 1000 and it takes a fair bit of time to shake and pick. Anything that improves the situation has my interest.

I kind of like the Dillon approach because it allows for concurrency. The primer tube can be loading while I am working the press. It would be even better if the gadget loaded more than 1 tube. But the price is so high I just haven't bought one - yet..

What I want is something that will load 10 tubes at a time and then I want a carousel on the loader to automatically index through the tubes. I just want to dump 1000 primers in a hopper and everything else happens by magic.

Richard

Shadyscott69
10-26-2011, 16:18
I would be interested in seeing what you have going.

Boxerglocker
10-26-2011, 16:50
I've seen this guys on youtube... looks pretty good, but at $50.... I'd like a testimonial from someone I know.

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/NRqqZ9UkTW8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRqqZ9UkTW8

Colorado4Wheel
10-26-2011, 16:59
For $50 they should include a pre- modified tube. Most people don't have a lath.

Dillon's is a little problematic. Very high fiddle factor. Once you get it figured out it's not so bad. But that can take some time.

ursoboostd
10-26-2011, 17:31
You've peaked my curiosity. Keep me informed of your work.

Mine also.

ammorelds
10-27-2011, 06:35
my first prototype.....needs some adjustinghttp://i1091.photobucket.com/albums/i391/ammorelds/Resampled_2011-10-27_07-17-02_717.jpg

Cap'n
10-27-2011, 07:41
I'm interested. Please keep updatng this thread.

ron59
10-27-2011, 07:45
I just watched a video of the Dillon version on youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBB3lhQlUGo

Slow AND super noisy. I'm not too impressed, really. The last 3 primers didn't even want to go "in", dude had to mess around with it.

Different video, this guy had at least 2 go in upside down:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ov3mNGhjbug&feature=related
He says "cost of doing business, you save so much time". Ugh.

Colorado4Wheel
10-27-2011, 08:06
Once properly setup it will do better then 2-3 per hundred flipped the wrong way. But speed is not a issue. You simply dump primers and keep loading. In a minute you just turn it off. If there are a couple left those will drop the next time you fill it up. But it takes some fiddling to get it reliable.

ammorelds
10-27-2011, 08:10
primers going upside down suck.....dillon says i think 1 in every 1000 but as you have stated it is a lot more than that.....i am working with my design but it seems there is no surefire way to stop upside down primers and fill with any speed......i keep you guys updated

EL_NinO619
10-27-2011, 14:37
I just watched a video of the Dillon version on youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBB3lhQlUGo

Slow AND super noisy. I'm not too impressed, really. The last 3 primers didn't even want to go "in", dude had to mess around with it.

Different video, this guy had at least 2 go in upside down:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ov3mNGhjbug&feature=related
He says "cost of doing business, you save so much time". Ugh.


What a WASTE of money... $400, id rather buy 4 bricks of primers..

Shadyscott69
10-27-2011, 14:53
What a WASTE of money... $400, id rather buy 4 bricks of primers..

It is pretty expensive, but as I have recently found out with the 1050, I can load 100 rounds faster than my buddy could fill one primer tube. If there was a cost effective solution, I think someone could sell a bunch of them.

dakrat
10-27-2011, 15:13
$400?!! I just have my kids do it. they are so happy to do it too..

Boxerglocker
10-27-2011, 19:21
It is pretty expensive, but as I have recently found out with the 1050, I can load 100 rounds faster than my buddy could fill one primer tube. If there was a cost effective solution, I think someone could sell a bunch of them.

I can't say the same of a XL650 6 minutes for 100 rounds is my average.... I have 9 tubes and usually load 5 at a time for most loading sessions. I can honestly say though that loading primer tubes is the least favorite part of reloading for me.
I really think that the cost though expensive is also subjective.... I like that it does that task for you, if in addition it saves you 15 minutes overall by you not having to load 5 tubes before every session, that's a plus. No different from guys that have upgraded to case or bullet feeders to their machines.

StaTiK
10-27-2011, 21:17
$400?!! I just have my kids do it. they are so happy to do it too..

Well, based strictly on cost I would say that the Dillon RF-100 is a much less expensive investment...

-StaTiK-

ammorelds
10-27-2011, 21:55
here is a video of what I have as of now

http://www.youtube.com/user/ammorelds?feature=mhee

ammorelds
10-27-2011, 22:24
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$400?!! I just have my kids do it. they are so happy to do it too..
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+1 to this for sure

VictoryRider
10-28-2011, 08:22
Frankford Arsenal used to sell a vibratory primer tube filler at a much cheaper price point than the Dillon. Not sure why they took them off the market. If someone were to reintroduce a similar product at a good price they would sell like hotcakes.

PCJim
10-28-2011, 08:29
Frankford Arsenal used to sell a vibratory primer tube filler at a much cheaper price point than the Dillon. Not sure why they took them off the market. If someone were to reintroduce a similar product at a good price they would sell like hotcakes.

I took a look at his video. That's basically what he has done, and if he can get the price point low enough, they WILL sell. Picking up primers is not the most rewarding of tasks.

One comment regarding only having 100rd primer tubes. They will keep you from becomming too complacent at the press. The break in routine helps to maintain an elevated attention level.

ammorelds
10-28-2011, 08:42
price will be probly right a $50 for the whole setup....primer tray, my part, primer tube and shipping......do hornady tubes work in dillons or the other way?

sdelam
10-28-2011, 08:48
I' ll take one...will it do small and large?

StaTiK
10-28-2011, 09:35
It does remind me of a Vibra-Prime.

Also, I'm not a lawyer, but you are obviously using a Lee product as a major component of your product. That's well and good but if you then start to sell said product for a profit I think you will owe royalties to Lee (if not requiring prior permission).

-StaTiK-

ETA: in rereading the whole thread I'm thinking that perhaps you're selling the "Lee flipper" to "Dillon tube" adapter (not the whole gizmo). I misunderstood. My apologies.

ammorelds
10-28-2011, 09:53
correct......i am not trying to claim lees product as mine.....i am selling the adapter but i have also contacted lee and got their permission....not that i really needed it as they have told me......there will be one for large caliber and one for small......im trying to see if i will be able to sell enough of them to make it worth going all out on these or if i should keep it low key(in terms of how many i get mad) of course the more i make the cheaper they are.......i might start taking preorders......as it stands i could have 50 of them ready in a week or two......what do you guys think?

ammorelds
10-28-2011, 23:31
going to do a run of 50.....cost will be $40....it will have my piece and lee tray....use your own tube but will need to be modified just a little.....as soon as i get 25 presold i will start production and will take about two weeks to finish....pm if you would like to get in this run

Boxerglocker
10-28-2011, 23:46
going to do a run of 50.....cost will be $40....it will have my piece and lee tray....use your own tube but will need to be modified just a little.....as soon as i get 25 presold i will start production and will take about two weeks to finish....pm if you would like to get in this run

To clarify, that will be $40 shipped for both the small and large primer trays or just one?

What mods to the primer tube does it need? Can you post a close up pic please?

sdelam
10-29-2011, 05:17
I all ready have the trays, are they moded too? I bought a second lee primer just to do this on my own but i never got it to work out right.

ammorelds
10-29-2011, 07:16
it is either small or large......the tray is attached to the part because it holds the battery....taking it off wouldnt change the price enough for me to do so......this is my way of testing the water....i want to get a mold made for these but i want to know that there is enough interest......if you are interested in more details pm me

GLShooter
10-31-2011, 18:33
I've seen this guys on youtube... looks pretty good, but at $50.... I'd like a testimonial from someone I know.

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/NRqqZ9UkTW8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRqqZ9UkTW8

I got one from the fellow. He did four tubes for me. It ran as advertised and I am happy. It is not so fast to make your head spin but sure beats doing 400 by hand!! LOL

It uses the same LEE tray for both sizes of primer.

Greg

ammorelds
11-21-2011, 10:58
i have 10 ready to ship.....let me know if you want one...

Colorado4Wheel
11-21-2011, 12:44
Whats with the Broncos shirt?

ammorelds
11-21-2011, 12:58
that is not mine and i wish a moderator would come along and take that off

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlRZ9Wjvp8E

vote Republican
11-21-2011, 17:14
Just make it clear that it's not yours.

ammorelds
11-21-2011, 19:45
The one glshooter posted is not mine

Clemsum
11-22-2011, 06:31
This looks like something I would want.
Does it work for Dillon & Hornady tubes interchangeably?
What type of mod has to be done to the tube?

ammorelds
11-22-2011, 08:08
it works with either tube.....you must grind one side flat to remove bevel to allow the primers to fall in properly

thorn137
11-24-2011, 06:03
I'm potentially interested... can you post a couple pictures of the final product?

thorn

kostnerave
11-24-2011, 13:29
I'm interested... can you post a couple pictures of the final product? Maybe a parts list would be great for for us DIY types. Thanks for any helpful hints. Jim

ammorelds
11-25-2011, 19:54
this will only do small primers.....just to make it clear

ammorelds
04-20-2012, 08:13
Still have these....pm me if interested

IndyGunFreak
04-20-2012, 08:25
are you ever gonna post pics?

I wanna see the underside. None of your videos really show that very well.

ammorelds
04-20-2012, 09:56
pm sent

ammorelds
04-23-2012, 09:00
http://s1091.photobucket.com/albums/i391/ammorelds/

final product pictures