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I’ve covered it before from my time talking with them at SHOT, in case you need a refresher.
Besides my ammo checker, I also got a few more accessories from Armanov, namely:
- Dillon 650/750 Case Feed Stop
- LED Lighting Module
- Primer Stop Switch for Dillon XL650
I took some time today to install them and take a look at functionality… how did I like them? Read on.
Continue reading Armanov Dillon 650 Accessories Quick Review
You’ll recall from my SHOT Show 2022 coverage that I spent a fair bit of time talking to the gents at Armanov. Armanov is a small business based out of Slovenia that makes a variety of useful reloading equipment, along with some miscellaneous magazine extensions and grips. It appears most of their products are CNC machined from aluminum, which is de rigeur these days.
I purchased the “Ammo Checker Bundle 3-in-1” in 9mm. This is a “hundo gauge”, as the cool kids say, which is a case gauge that lets you check 100 loaded cartridges of 9mm at a time. This may seem excessive to some people, but for the competition shooting crowd who are sometimes reloading 1000+ rounds a month, it’s a fast and easy way to check the quality of your reloads and ensure that they are at least nominally match ready (assuming your powder dropped, anyways).
What did I think? Read on.
Continue reading Armanov Ammo Checker Bundle 3-in-1 Review (9mm)
Everybody sees expensive ammo prices, and immediately goes “man, I should start reloading.” Should you reload?
The answer is complicated. I would like to give some things to consider before making that jump.
Continue reading Ammo is expensive; should I reload?
As you’ve noticed from some of my AARs, I am increasingly relying on reloads to see myself through classes and matches, especially with 9mm. I have a pretty good setup for reloading 9mm – a Dillon 650XL with case feeder and a DAA primer filler. But one thing I was missing was a bullet feeder.
DAA makes a perfectly good bulletfeeder, but it also costs almost $500. After being cooped up at home for so long, I wanted a project, so I decided to build the OpenBulletFeeder by AmmoMike83 as found on Thingiverse. This involved substantial 3D printing and wiring. Since this is a slightly complex project, I thought I would go through how I went about it.
Continue reading My OpenBulletFeeder Build