Fowler Automated Bullet Dropper
Posted 24 February 2004 - 05:37 AM
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Could you post a picture of it?
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Posted 03 March 2004 - 03:31 PM
Hangin' Chad -- There's a picture of one in this thread: http://www.brianenos...pic=10908&st=15
Schmitz/Henry -- Exceptionally nice fellow in Illinois was the only supplier I could find -- Emidio Gaspari. Contact information is:
Gaspari & Assoc.
852 Old Elm Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045
So far I'm impressed with the quality and workmanship of the device. It has one or two warts, but works pretty well once you get it adjusted for your bullets.
One drawback for me is the tubes - they only hold 35 .45s. And on a 1050, the tube has to be heated and "curved" to clear the case feeder. If I could find (and have no reason to think I couldn't) the right tubing, I could cut it to custom lengths holding 100 bullets. You have to stop and reload primers every 100 anyway, so anything more wouldn't make sense for me. The problem would be the weight, and supporting that off-center, curved tube with 100 .45s in it.
So as I was thinking about a solution I started reloading with just the feeder and no tube installed. It holds three bullets without the tube. I found myself just feeding the feeder and I sort of liked it. It kept my fingers out from in between the dies and the toolhead and I just keep dropping bullets in it after each stroke. If my left hand is a little slow arriving with the next bullet, no worry. Keep pulling the handle and feed the feeder on the downstroke.
So far, I like it.
Mark / ima45dv8
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Posted 03 March 2004 - 04:02 PM
Wonder how it works with the 115's?
Posted 03 March 2004 - 09:38 PM
Or email me, and I'll send pics to you direct.
Emidio Gaspari (847 295 5998) has a few in stock right now. I'm not sure about price, but around $200.
He also has a little plastic tray that helps collate the bullets for loading into a plastic tube. I bought plexi or lexan type tubing from a local supplier, and cut a handful of them to fit between my 650 and the ceiling.
I can load hundreds of bullets into these tubes in a very short session.
I could not live without this thing. I just pull the handle and watch that the case is getting powder.
I have loaded many bullet sizes from 9mm to .45, in many weights, and lengths.
Currently loading Zero 115's. Perfectly!
By the way, Emidio is great guy, and an honest businessman.
Posted 05 March 2004 - 12:24 PM
thank you for your information, hopefully Emidio ships to Europe as well!
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Posted 09 April 2004 - 01:09 PM
I also have the Fowler bullet dropper (from Emidio) and have been getting things adjusted. I went looking for the tubing but could not find any clear rigid tubing that was .375" I.D. Most of the plastic tubing that claimed to be 3/8" was actually under .350" and useless for our purpose. There are a few plastic suppliers in my area that I will try next. Anybody else have a convenient source??
Posted 09 April 2004 - 02:30 PM
Posted 21 April 2004 - 10:17 PM
I am working on getting pictures and a video clip on the web site.
Cost will be $1050.00 for the Feeder and Collator.
Expensive I hear you all scream, correct it is.
But just think, no more tenitis in the left arm and 100 ounds in 2 minuites, or there abouts.
Since getting new stock we have already sold 10 complete units........................
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