Stations of the Mark X, IV and III
A case is automatically oriented and fed from the feeder into the service tube.
The slide then positions the case at the first station.
The following is performed at each station:
Case Check: A switch automatically shuts off the machine when a case is
deformed or contains foreign material. Depending on their condition, cases
may need refurbishing prior to reloading. Reconditioning equipment is
available from other manufacturers.
Size and Deprime: Sizing is done with a tungsten carbide die to 80% of
case length. Deprimes previously fired cases. The spring loaded die snaps
the primer off the decapping pin and away from the case. Adjustable to run
new or primed cases.
Primer and Primer Disk Check: Seating depth is quickly adjustable.
Primers are visible two stations ahead. Positive indexing assures precise
priming. A switch shuts off the machine in the event that the disk does not
index correctly. Adjustable to run new or previously primed cases.
Belling: Belling the case is accomplished with a die, which is
individually adjustable for the desired bell.
Powder Feed: Consists of a disk with six brass inserts which are reamed
to a precise dimension for accuracy of charge. One insert fills at the rear
while the front one dumps its load into a case. This disk is in motion for
only 25% of a cycle to allow sufficient time to completely fill the measure
and unload the powder. Two charges are always visible ahead of the one
filling the case. Accuracy of the powder charge is within +/- 1/10 grain. A
transparent powder disk cover restricts foreign material from entering the
Powder Check: A switch stops the machine in the event of an over or
under charge. This serves as a check on the accuracy of the powder load and
can be adjusted for different powder charges.
Bullet Seating: Adjustable to seat the bullet at the desired depth.
Crimp: The crimp is tapered and is adjustable to the desired degree of
crimp. Additional seating of the bullet can be accomplished, if desired.
Final Sizing: A die assures proper cartridge size is maintained after
the seating and crimping operations have been performed.
completed round exits conveniently off to the right of the machine, away from
Operating the machine at a leisurely 3,600 cycles will produce on completed
round per second.