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Old 08-29-2017, 10:54 PM
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Just wondering. I tried bullet feeders and was not really enamored with them..mainly because they won't work well with cast bullets. I never tried them after powder coating though. After heating the bullets they are pretty smooth and shiny of course...and with no bullet lube should (maybe) feed through a MBF or the like. Has anyone tried powder coated bullets in a bullet feeder? Just wondering. Let me know how they worked
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I've never used a bullet feeder. I always figured with the extra time it took to load the bullet feeder I could by placing a bullet during the loading process..... but that's just me.
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My bullet feeder works perfectly, it came with my hand. I don't think I'd be interested in mechanical bullet feeder unless I shot hundreds of rounds each week.
In pistol calibers I usually load 3-400 at a time on target and practice loads and 50-100 on hunting loads, for rifle I rarely load more than 40-100 at a time, except maybe in Rem 223, those I might load 3-400 in a batch. At those quantities I'll stay with using my fingers, besides, that way I know every bullet goes in straight.
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Well I just dumped a box in the collator and let it do it's job. I think Lee and MBF make a stand alone tube type feeder I was just wondering if the powder coated bullets worked in the automatic bullet feeders
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For me it wasn't that the bullet feeders worked so much faster.. the did set the bullets straighter than by hand and in a quicker manner..Did it make for better ammo? Don't know...but it may make a difference with rifle loads for certain.
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My right hand is running the press handle. My left hand is placing bullets on top of cases for seating. If I had a bullet feeder, my left hand would be idle I guess. I can't imagine that having a bullet feeder, unlike my case feeder, would speed things up any so I never bothered to get one.
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The bullet feeder I had(MBF) was actually faster than hand setting them..but I didn't run the press any faster. It worked fine with jacketed bullets. I didn't load them all that often.
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