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A video my daughter (who is a documentary filmmaker) put together about Mark 7 Reloading's new Evolution Pro reloading press, which I think will have MUCH broader appeal than their current target market of competition racegun semiauto shooters.

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Fixed, I think...
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Fixed, I think...
Yes, I watched it on the other forum.

Heck if you are "unloading: any of your "smaller" progressives presses let me know!
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"....Costs less than 1% of the typical divorce!" You can't beat that with a stick!

I wish I had the Gatling, it take me a couple of years to shoot up a thousand 45-70's. I've got a Dillon 550 and my current guns can't eat fast enough to outrun it. When I had the full auto MAC-10 9mm the stockpile would fall from 8000 to 3000 before I could get caught up sometimes, but I never ran out, no matter how hard friends and relatives tried! I think a belt fed would be another story though, lighting up a far hillside has always been a dream of mine!

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Just got off the phone with Dan at Mark 7. He was calling to thank me for putting out my video. I asked him some questions and told him I would be passing along his answers to the public if that was okay. Here is what he told me.

1. I will have the first Evolution tool set up in .500 S&W Magnum. Yay! Of considerably greater interest to everyone else, he also told me that

2. 60-some Revolution tools (that's the $9500 commercial press) have been shipped so far since December 2017, and they are building and shipping 6-10 of these per week at the present time.

3. There have been pre-orders from individuals for 200+ Evolution presses, and mine is in the middle of that batch. Dan didn't know how many Evolution presses had been ordered by dealers, but said it was less than the individual buyer orders. They expect to start building the Evolution presses next week, and expect to have finished filling their dealer orders around mid-May, which is when presses for individuals will start shipping.

4. Hornady powder measures are shown on the demo photos, but production Evolution presses have a measure of Mark 7's own design, that specifically addresses the particular needs of a powder delivery system that is run at high production rates, such as dwell time (to avoid powder still dropping from the measure as the die is moving away from the case) and other factors.

5. Mark 7 holds multiple patents on its products. Dan said I was correct in my assessment that there are no patent conflicts with any existing reloading tool manufacturers.

6. Shellplates for .38/.357 exist right now, with many others to follow.
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Just talked to the factory. Most of the crew left for the NRA Convention this morning. Evolution presses are still waiting on a few parts and they say they will start shipping this month (May.)

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