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Q: I installed my Bulletfeeder 7 months ago and have been very pleased with it. The last time I used it was about three weeks ago and when I turned it on just now nothing happened. No motor noise at all. I checked all the fittings and electrical source and everything is tight. Any suggestions? Am I missing something obvious?

Sounds like an electrical issue. Watch this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1XhW0_OwA0

it should hopefully give you the answer.

Q: I bought the .224 rifle mini bullet feeder. I have a Hornady Lock-n-Load auto press. I cant get the bullet feeder set to set the bullet in the case so the bullet stays in the case. the bullet always falls off when I lower the case. What do I have to do to get it to work? do I have to do something to stretch the case mouth open a little bit?

Yes, correct. Throating the brass mouth is required for most bullet types, and most reloaders of 223 do this as a prep stage while preparing their brass. You can read more about that here:

http://www.mrbulletfeeder.com/rifle-calibers/

Q: I just finished installing my Mr BulletFeeder. Here is a picture of my issue. Now, when I installed the dropper initially all the bullets were dropping one by one, I ran about 6 of them without any issue. Then I connected the brass piece and what was above and then the rest of the unit. Bullets are feeding from the unit to the dropper fine. It is just that they are not dropping one, but all of them at the same time.  What should I do?

This will happen when there is too much tension on the output spring that  connects to the bullet-feeder to the dropper-assembly  when the tool head is in the down position so the dropper assembly is pulled up and releases more than one bullet.

 Maybe you need to put the bullet feeder in a different position.

Q: Set up new Mr bullet feeder and every 10th  bullets or so is upside down (very frustrating) tried adjusting speed and nose piece, it seems that one bullets tends to hang on top and throws next bullet to sit up side down using coated lead bullets brinell l #12, 125 grain 38 special.

You should be able to set up the bullet feeder to where you get zero upside down bullets. From your description it sounds to me like perhaps the issue is that the angle of the collator is too flat. Try to make it steeper, set the collator at a steeper angle and see if that helps to resolve the issue. It should. Play around with the angle, you may find that for your bullets 55deg works better than 45.

Q: With this, I have one unit in 9-mm,  I figured that I could use this for 380 ACP too.  I am using 100 grain bullets from Berry's. The issue however is that the bullets are shorter and the depth of the sprocket seems too deep. This allows for it to routinely drop them upside-down. I worked with this for a bit, but I figured I'd ask as moving the spacers was very delicate. One way too much, the other not enough. Finally, when the bullets did drop, they were able to wedge sideways in the spring and jam the works. Is there a spring with a smaller diameter for this?

Yes, we recommend that for very short 9mm/380 bullets the small output assembly is used instead of the larger one usually used for pistol calibers. This is the one supplied with the rifle calibers, and measures 10mm internally. It works much better with the 100gr bullets.

http://www.doublealpha.biz/mr-bulletfeeder-output-assembly

Q: Every once and a while I get two bullets that'll drop while loading on my Dillon 1050. 

First, check to see the dropper is moving up and down freely loosely and quickly when you list if with you finger from below. It should. It must.

If it does not, check why not. could be touching the powder dropper, could have dirt or a burr in it, could have a cracked threaded die body (these are sometimes broken by users over tightening them like a steel die…)

If the dropper moves up and down smoothly – next check the issue is not simply upside down bullets. An upside-down bullet may well exit with the one below it… if that is the case – the collator needs adjusting, and primarily the nose guide piece. You should be able to adjust to where you get zero upside-down bullets.

Then, and this is the most common cause on 1050’s – too much side pressure on the spring when the tool head is lowered. Just a little side tension can cause friction in the die bodie and prevent the dropper from working as it should. Try to run the dropper without the spring attached, fill it by hand again and again and see if the issue still occurs. If it does not – the cause is spring pressure. Get the collator closer!