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Old June 10, 2018, 05:39 PM   #1
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Hornady auto/manual reloader

I put together a short video for my automatic reloader to show some friends at work. I thought why not post it here too

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8dv...ature=youtu.be

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Old June 12, 2018, 08:22 PM   #2
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That looks like a manual reloading machine to me.
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Old June 13, 2018, 09:05 AM   #3
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Sorry for the confusion. Maybe I should have called it something else. I changed the title. To me a manual is putting each casing and bullet in by hand. In any case I got to show a few friends and some people on other forums what I like to do in my free time. Some have sent me a pm looking for the parts list.
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Old June 13, 2018, 06:29 PM   #4
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I don't own a automatic press but, doesn't hornady have a case feeder? what would be the point of the case holder tube thingy's and the automatic case orientation to feed the tube feeder that you put on top of the tube thing?

all joking aside, is this not an option for the hornady progressive press? I've seen them on other progressives. I think they were the green and blue ones. is this something you manufactured that's not available for this setup? this guy has one in red https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sRv3OksBgA . this one is blue https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovviQMihiBI . this one is green https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPVWHAzVgbY .

Not trying to be a Richard, just confused. to be automatic wouldn't we need a bullet feeder and a system to run the presses arm up and down? Amongst other things, what about a powder and bullet cop?
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Old June 13, 2018, 09:19 PM   #5
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308 you are talking about collated bullet and case feed and yes all you have to do at that point is pull the handle and keep it topped off.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yl63cR9Y_Y0&t=2s

Or you can go the extra steps and truly automate it with controls that can check the operations so you don’t have to even be in the room while it’s loading.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrFhnDQ-eUU
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Old June 14, 2018, 06:44 AM   #6
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Well when I built this I was looking for something simple. I can run 100 before refilling other than changing out the bullet tubes. I have seen the plastic all in ones but people had problems with them. I looked at the ammo plant but with the 2 motors running it was too much money and too loud lol. Mine is about 100 bucks and I can listen to Bob Seger. My eyes are my powder cop. I have tweaked the powder drop maybe a couple of times in 3 years. Like I said in another post I have had several people pm me for a parts list I am looking forward to see what they come up with It's all good as long as we are safe while we are doing it
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Old June 14, 2018, 06:02 PM   #7
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Right on, nice engineering. Seems to work well. I agree the cost of these things is nuts.

Mr. Morris system is truly auto. F-ing cool. cant afford, but cool.
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