Pro Auto disk with adj bar not throwing well

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wonderwolf
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Pro Auto disk with adj bar not throwing well

Postby wonderwolf » Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:30 pm

Long story short, came into a couple k of cheap jacketed 9mm bullets. Heavier than I normally load I thought I would load these up for the summer. Found a load I liked after working it up on the single stage press and moved the works over to the load master. I've loaded 4.2 gr of red dot on the loadmaster for a long time and have rare issues with it. Now I dropped down to 3gr red dot and the pro auto disk would only rarely drop powder.

I degaussed the hopper....I took it apart and checked everything, cleaned it...played with tension on the lock nuts. but nothing fixed this.

Is it just that the low powder volume of that charge does not go well with the adjustable bar? It reset correctly every time and cycled as it should.

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Re: Pro Auto disk with adj bar not throwing well

Postby bfox » Fri Jun 02, 2017 6:36 pm

I would guess it's to small of a charge . The Lee micro disk would probably work well .

wonderwolf
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Re: Pro Auto disk with adj bar not throwing well

Postby wonderwolf » Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:07 pm

It comes out to .48 CC's on my thrower...didn't try the closest in the disk set as I really dislike using those things.

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Gillie Dog
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Re: Pro Auto disk with adj bar not throwing well

Postby Gillie Dog » Sat Jun 03, 2017 12:33 am

I was never really successful with the adjustable bar and small throws.

I ended up selling all my Auto Disk Pros and replaced them with Auto Drums which just plain work.

Your best bet might be an Auto Drum and not worry about it. I was able to get the Auto Drums for just a few bucks because at the time Auto Disk Pros were fetching a good price.

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Re: Pro Auto disk with adj bar not throwing well

Postby websterz » Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:47 am

My adjustable charge bar went in the trash! +1 for the Auto Drum. They are fantastic!

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Re: Pro Auto disk with adj bar not throwing well

Postby wonderwolf » Thu Jun 15, 2017 1:22 pm

I may try the discs later today since its raining outside and I have about 2000 wadcutters to load. I may look around for a auto drum and give that a try as well.

When I took the press down again there was a good amount of powder piled up right behind the orifice on then adjustable bar. It's weird it will throw 4.0gr just fine but anything less seems to give problems.

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Re: Pro Auto disk with adj bar not throwing well

Postby KenB » Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:18 pm

I found (can't remember where it was posted) that if you restricting the front of the opening (farthest from the thumb screw) it will force you to move the opening farther back (so it will get under the opening from the hopper better (more)
Carefull there is a fine line too much it won't all go into the shell?


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