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PW shell feeder, can I speed it up?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by DoRaMa, Feb 9, 2013.

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  1. DoRaMa

    DoRaMa Member

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    Hello Folks,

    Has any one ever Hot Rodded a PW shell feeder?

    Mine drops about 20 per minute, and I need more! Seems like the biggest problem is missed hulls in the feed wheel.

    Any ideas out there?


    Thanks

    Kevin
     
  2. Rubicon_Joey

    Rubicon_Joey Active Member

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    not sure on the circuitry but a little extra voltage to the feed wheel should do the trick.
     
  3. DoRaMa

    DoRaMa Member

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    Some times more voltage lets the smoke out!
     
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    Downrange that Funny. First time I heard that. I'm going to use it.
     
  5. philk

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    Must be something wrong with it , mine keeps the tube plenty full.
     
  6. mkr

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    The feed wheel has little rubber nubs stuck on it, mine fell off and there are lots of empty spots when the wheel turns. I am thinking of attaching something a little larger to mix the shells as that wheel turns.
    Mike
     
  7. DoRaMa

    DoRaMa Member

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    mkr....."little rubber nubs stuck on it" No little rubber nubs on mine!?


    Got a photo?


    Kevin @ 402-463-3415
     
  8. Johnny

    Johnny Well-Known Member

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    The little rubber things fall off pretty quick. I bought new ones at a hobby store, they fall off too. They should be a type that screws onto the plate [hint to PW]. They knock over the hulls that stand on end so they fall into the slots in the plate. Speeding up the rpm's probably would not work. The hulls fall into the drop tube by gravity and speeding up the wheel would shorten the time they need to fall free into the drop tube. That would surely cause the hulls to get caught in the rotating pickup plate. I often have to stop and wait for the hulls to catch up.
     
  9. Johnny

    Johnny Well-Known Member

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    I could try that but it's still just glue. It is hard to get the plate squeaky clean. Those stick on rubber bumpers should be replaced with one that has a screw running through the middle. The stick on things are mickey mouse.
     
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    These the nubbies your talking about? Dang, I`m missing one too.
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  11. Ahab

    Ahab Well-Known Member

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    Speeding things up may wind up giving you lousy crimps!

    The shells need a bit of "dwell time" in the crimp station in order for the crimp to properly "set"!
     
  12. DoRaMa

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    My dwell time is fine. My time filling the tube is not. Some times it will skip/

    miss a hull 5 or 6 times. Then it may drop every time.
     
  13. goose2

    goose2 Well-Known Member

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    I am short one also. The only place it old have gone is in an empty hull. I wonder if that was the shell that cost me my 100 straight.
     
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