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    AMP - Will I regret buying this?

    Thanks. I purchased mine from CE Products INC. I put $50 on it. It takes 9-10 weeks to get made and you pay the remaining balance at that time. Mine was right at $1k. Well worth the wait and cost. I purchased the Satern funnels separately fom I believe Brownells. They are caliber specific...
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    AMP - Will I regret buying this?

    I purchased a V3 Autotrickler a couple mo months ago. I love it. It makes the process more enjoyable and I love the end results. My only excuse now is me.
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    AMP - Will I regret buying this?

    I had good results with the propane torch. I did not have good results dropping them into water to cool them. My ES went from the low to mid teens to the low 40's upper 30's after trying to cool them in water. I do wet tumble after annealing to remove the oxidization from inside the necks...
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    AMP - Will I regret buying this?

    Nothing to feel inadequate about. Up until I made my annealing machine I used the propane torch as well. I had decent results with it but I had my heart set on an induction annealing unit. So I made one for a fraction of the cost of an amp. I did try cooling the brass in water but found it...
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    AMP - Will I regret buying this?

    Thanks. Millwright/ welder by trade. This was my first attempt at something like this. I did my homework through forums and talking to coworkers in the electrical field. I had a few issues with coil size and received advice on Snipers hide. I had to switch from 3/16" ID copper tubing to...
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    AMP - Will I regret buying this?

    I am about $300 into my homemade induction annealing machine also. It was a great project and I now anneal my brass the same every time. If I didn't have a couple rifle builds in the works I probably would have purchased an AMP. I will eventually purchase one. Until then I will use the...
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    ELDX Performance on elk

    Just for reference here is my brother's goat from last year. 26 nosler shooting factory 140gr accubonds at 420 yards. Pretty brutal exit wound. I've had great luck with both the accubonds and eldx bullets. They both have performed well and at all ranges. I do make sure I am pushing a...
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    ELDX Performance on elk

    Here is the exit wound on my elk shooting 220gr ELDX at 2858fps. Shot at 581yrds. Pic with hand is the exit wound. It's amazing how tought these animals are. I knocked it on its butt and it still got up and ran about 50 yards into the timber. entry wound . I'm a fan of the accubonds as...
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    ELDX Performance on elk

    I might be a little off target but...last year I shot my antelope with a 200gr eldx at 200yrds. Muzzle velocity was 2880fps. I the harvested my elk using 220gr ELDX at 581yrds. Muzzle velocity was 2858fps. Both were behind the shoulder and both passed through leaving about a 2" to 1.5" exit...
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    A&D FX120i on sale

    Adam MacDonald has a video where he did a live stream with a Q&A portion a couple of weeks ago. I watched it last week on YouTube. It's a long one, around 4 hours long. He explains the difference between the V3 Autotrickler and the V4. The V4 looks pretty cool.
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    A&D FX120i on sale

    Here is a couple of many 5 round strings with single digit ES from today at the range. Shot some factory 225gr ELDM with an es of 90....Not a fan of factory but need the brass.. The autotrickler made the difference with my hand loads and I am very pleased with the results. Wish I would have...
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    A&D FX120i on sale

    I believe so.
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    A&D FX120i on sale

    It was right at $1005 and arrived 10 weeks from the order date.
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    A&D FX120i on sale

    Got it. Have to get a table top made and get it all set up. I am looking forward to running it.
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    A&D FX120i on sale

    Mine is scheduled to arrive tomorrow. Its worse than waiting for Christmas morning as a kid. I was driving back home to Rock Springs Wyoming after spending Easter weekend in Colorado Springs Colorado. My brother and I were shooting long range at least far enough for the area. I was doing...
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