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  1. revenger, When you say "custom metal work", what do you have in mind? Fancy schmancy engraving, bluing/refinishing, cylinder/barrel/frame work, or something else?
  2. Looks like the lever from inside a hand primer.
  3. I think you’re right about how the catch at the bottom of the chute is supposed to work. Here’s Lee’s image of the chute: https://leeprecision.com/PRIMER-TROUGH.html Any idea of the manufacturing date of your ACP? The chute design was apparently changed in Feb 2021.
  4. That looks good. Does the problem seem any different with large primers vs. small primers? It looks like the small primers wind up getting staggered in the chute. Not sure if that makes any difference or not, just trying to isolate the circumstances that might be causing the problem.
  5. kc17 - that insert, the round silver piece with the slot for the primers, looks way too low. I think the top of the insert should be flush with the top of the black plastic. Maybe you didn’t have it all the way up before locking it in place? Or, maybe it’s hanging up on something that’s preventing it from springing up all the way?
  6. I think the ACP is a different chute. You can see the primers as they come down the chute. The primers should drop out of the chute and fill all the way to the center of the insert, so there’s always a primer above the punch. Kc17, how do you get too many primers to come out?
  7. Kc17, Let me start by saying I don’t have one of these, but I do have a bunch of other presses with all types of auto-priming setups. My first question is what is that drip running down the front of the white plastic trough? Oil? Did this ACP ever work correctly or has it always been hit or miss? Gravity is the only force acting to get the primers moving out of the chute, so the least bit of drag (like dirt, powder, dust, oil or maybe even a defect in the plastic) inside the chute will screw things up. Does it work better with a full stack of primers doing the pushing?
  8. The hardener in your original post is what caught my eye. Epoxy paint? HVLP airbrush?
  9. Nice work! What’s your refinishing process? It looks terrific.
  10. Any idea how many reloads you had done on that case? Measure some case lengths and see if they’re at least the minimum specified length of 0.744”. Not OAL, case length. 9mm rounds seat on the case mouth. Too much crimp and you screw up how the round seats. Slight taper crimp, not roll crimp on 9mm.
  11. Your first attempt at a new wildcat cartridge? You didn’t have your glasses on when you looked at the size of the die? Rule #1 ( or is it #2 or #3) - no drinking adult beverages while reloading!
  12. Are you working with a mix of factory and reloaded ammo? I think the 220gr military ammo should have had 40.0 grains of powder.
  13. Do a little snooping around here: http://www.ilrc.ucf.edu/powders/search.php You should be able to narrow it down to a few (maybe even one) likely candidates
  14. Hmmm, maybe it's time to do a little searching for generic replacement bottles. I see MEC reloaders all the time on Craigslist with damaged or missing bottles. I'll measure up the ones I have on hand and see what parts alternatives I can find.
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