Tuesday, November 4, 2014
In The Case Feeder
I'm hoping for an steady stream of .45ACP cases. Perhaps if I was fully invested in checking every case, or only used new brass, I could make that happen. What I get is hundreds of .45ACP, occasionally punctuated by a .40 or a 9mm nested inside one of the .45ACP cases. This results in a stoppage in the case feeder and requires opening up the case feeder in one manner or another to get the case out.
Okay, I should be more attentive. Just grabbing cases by the handful out of a large tub of tumbled brass gives me the results I deserve.
I can add a new problem that reared it's head twice this week. One that is harder to catch. .45GAP. It's shorter. So when it drops into the final position in the feeder, it allows the next case to come down too far. It stops the whole operation because the case that is still in the tube is partially in front of the case pusher. Another thing to watch for. I'm guessing they got mixed in when I was policing up my brass at the range.