Little Dandy with Bullseye

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38splpete posted this 4 weeks ago

Bullseye powder always seems to work itself into the sliding surfaces of the rotor, binding it up after charging 25-30 cases.  The only fix seems to be removal of the rotor and cleaning.  Powdered graphite doesn't help much.  Anybody else have this problem?

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RicinYakima posted this 4 weeks ago

Yes, it is a poorly fit rotor to the base of the measure. No, I don't have an answer other than to  sell it on evilbay and buy another. If it is close, you can coat it with Midway mould release and build up the diameter of rotor to last until you remove it. This is where powder coating would be a real factor.

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BigMan54 posted this 4 weeks ago

Nope.

But then mine was bought when they very first came out. Bought all 26 rotors within the 1st year. 

Got the #0 & #00 a few years back, but haven't used them yet. 

Call RCBS and talk to them, They are all right & up & running.

Long time Caster/Reloader, Getting back into it after almost 10yrs. Life Member NRA 40+yrs, Life S.A.S.S. #375. Does this mean a description of me as a fumble-fingered knuckle-draggin' baboon. I also drool in my sleep. I firmly believe that true happiness is a warm gun.

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longhunter posted this 4 weeks ago

Try using A4100 the finest powder i have ever seen!!!!

Jon

Jon Welda CW5 USA Ret. 608 797 0056

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Ken Campbell Iowa posted this 4 weeks ago

gpidaho tells us that powder coating builds up at ~0.001 per coating ... how about a coat or two of baked on powder coat ??     ? then roll the rotor in some moly to decrease galling ? 

if a powder coated bullet can get unharmed out of a long barrel, maybe it could last for a while twisting in a molyed housing.

ken

can you mix the moly into the powder before curing it ?

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daboone posted this 4 weeks ago

I've got the Bailey Boat adjustable rotor about a year ago. It works well with BE.

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BigMan54 posted this 4 weeks ago

What is a Bailey Boat rotor ? And where do you get one ?

Long time Caster/Reloader, Getting back into it after almost 10yrs. Life Member NRA 40+yrs, Life S.A.S.S. #375. Does this mean a description of me as a fumble-fingered knuckle-draggin' baboon. I also drool in my sleep. I firmly believe that true happiness is a warm gun.

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Ed Harris posted this 4 weeks ago

Bullseye powder always seems to work itself into the sliding surfaces of the rotor, binding it up after charging 25-30 cases.  The only fix seems to be removal of the rotor and cleaning.  Powdered graphite doesn't help much.  Anybody else have this problem?

 

DON'T HAVE THIS PROBLEM WITH MINE.

73 de KE4SKY In Home Mix We Trust From the Home of Ed's Red in "Almost Heaven" West Virginia

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Tom Acheson posted this 4 weeks ago

My experience is the same as Ed's so far. I've used mine for Bullseye, 231, 4756, Tite Group and Unique. I'm guessing I've had my unit for only 2-3 years. So far only have 5 rotors. Might get a few more.

Tom

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admiral posted this 4 weeks ago

I've found that the older Omark rotors are better than newer production. They have a smoother finish and seem blued like gun steel. They also don't get surface rust in humid environments like the new production ones. I had bought 5 new production rotors to fill the gaps in my set of older Omark ones. I stacked them in my custom wood rack for Lil' Dandy rotors and all five new production started getting surface rust during our humid summer. They also have a cheap blackened finish that wears off quickly in use. I ended up finding a complete never used older Omark production set in the sealed individual factory boxes for half of what current rotors are priced at.

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daboone posted this 4 weeks ago

Here is Bailey Boats ph# 704 608-4633  and his PAyPal address: bawhite@ctc.net  PayPal friends and family price is $49.00

For a photo google Bailey Boat Little Dandy Rotor. The photo will make it obvious how it works, or call him. He's was really nice when I did. 

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Tom Acheson posted this 4 weeks ago

As a side note, if I let the rotors sit out on the loading bench too long, they get small spots of rust on them. I store them in my gun vault that has dehumidifying rod in it, along all of my molds (and guns). Doing that eliminates the propensity to rust.

Tom

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GP Idaho posted this 4 weeks ago

38splpete:  I'm guessing a coat or two of powder coat would last as long as you're apt to need the rotor.  I have on hand some Eastwood mirror black powder that is the slickest coating I've seen.  My bet is that that would take care of the problem.  Shouldn't cost much to have a local shop coat it for you or I'd be happy to coat it for you for free. Only problem would be that the postage both ways is likely prohibitive.   I've been thinking of getting a Little Dandy and will look into the adjustable rotor.  If any of you have an extra or unused L.D. at a good price PM me. thanks. Gp

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38splpete posted this 4 weeks ago

Thanks, GP, for the offer.  I would be interested in sending you the rotor (or two) for powder coating.  I think that shipping both ways in a padded envelope would be more cost effective than getting set up for powder coating.  We could communicate via e-mail-- I'm  38splpete@gmail.com   Pete

 

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BigMan54 posted this 4 weeks ago

daboone,

Thank You, Sir

Long time Caster/Reloader, Getting back into it after almost 10yrs. Life Member NRA 40+yrs, Life S.A.S.S. #375. Does this mean a description of me as a fumble-fingered knuckle-draggin' baboon. I also drool in my sleep. I firmly believe that true happiness is a warm gun.

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Ed Harris posted this 4 weeks ago

I had problems with surface rusting of my rotors until I cleaned them with 000 steel wool and acetone, then warmed them with a hair drier, applying a film of Johnson's paste wax, and then coating with graphite.

73 de KE4SKY In Home Mix We Trust From the Home of Ed's Red in "Almost Heaven" West Virginia

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Ken T posted this 2 weeks ago

I'm going to try Renaissance wax on my rotors.It should work.I haven't had any problem with Bullseye with any of my Little Dandies,

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