Well gents, I hit a little snag with the reloading.
Apparently, the fellow who gifted me to tool had more ambition than patience. I've been spending some real hours studying and attempting to set up the automated process and found that several precision parts were bent or out-of spec. Follow that with one of the advancement pawls shearing-off during some gentle testing and setup........
Looks like this machine will have to go back to the manufacturer for re-calibration and factory setup unless I can convince them of my skills with machinery.
I'm still not done with this adventure - just delayed.
And it's a good thing I have reloading materials in hand. Good luck finding anything on the store shelves.
I was just doing this for a hoot and a way to stay occupied with a highly detailed process. (Something to think about and keep the mind busy all day.) But I have no shortage of ammunition for all of the firearms that I posses. ;)
Turns out that I'm pretty handy with tearing down and properly re-assembling fire-arms. That neighbor of mine has a chuck-TON of projects that need attention - including one of those BAR rifles !!!
I've currently got a .22 cal high-precision target pistol on the bench and in the coming weeks I'll rebuild an AR-15. The list goes on. If all goes well I can spend the remainder of the lock-down learning gun-smith skills. And maybe create a new side-line for myself in the process. ;)
Just don't be wasting your ammo on the target range !! It's in short supply these days.