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You didn't pick a gun-free zone. Game over.
I have the 419 funnel, and while it works, it’s not optimum in my opinion. I find it’s too heavy, which causes the case it’s on to tip to the side, especially on small cases. Also I’m of the opinion that the hole that drops over the case neck needs more of a chamfer. It’s slow to move it from case to case when you get going.
If hardcore funnels are the other option I’d go that way, but I haven’t tried them myself.
I've experienced similar "tippyness" if you aren't supporting the funnel with one hand while dumping with the other hand. I'd add that I think this is where custom reloading trays, or at least ones with holes bored with a casehead specific hole, shine. Area419 makes them, but like anything nice, they don't come cheap. Frankford Arsenal makes similar ones from polymer in lieu of aluminum, that are cheaper, but are much more secure than any "universal" tray makers out there with a square hole, or a relatively shallow "cup."
And yes, prometheus owners can just thumb their noses at us! :P
So what am I missing? And what would be good choices for brands and models of these items?
Here are some smaller items that weren’t in your list that can add up:
-Xtreme or Area419
-custom or universal
Reloading boxes or Bullet binders
Primer Flip tray:
-need to be able to flip all primers anvil down before loading into the CPS tubes. I thought @orkan was hinting about a better system in the works, but other than that, most any brand can get the job done (with some time shaking them on the ridges).
Nice to have at least one to reference, rather than searching all over the internet
At some point during your reloading adventures you will probably want to pull a bullet from the case without the firearm. Kinetic hammer types do better to salvage the projectile, but the powder gets thrown. Collet/clamp types mar the projectile but salvage the powder.
Lastly, I’m not following on your intent on the powder throwing.
If you aren’t getting that relatively newer auto system you will need some basic way to throw consistent amounts and trickle it on the scale.
You sound like you are off to a great start.
In this type of match a spotting scope with a mil reticle would be helpful to have on the team. I don’t know of anyone who makes them other than leupold though so I’ll probably hold my nose and go that way.
Vortex offers them too:
And I'd guess there are others.
However, I'm sure portability is high on your list too for competitions with that much physical endurance involved.
This past month, on a snow day (yes, in April-Sad!) I decided to make my own cover to protect the optic and action port(s). I keep most of the materials on-hand and thought it would be cheap insurance at a match in extremely dusty or rainy/muddy conditions if I didn't want to use a covered pack scabbard.
I obviously wouldn't use the carry handle between stages to transport it horizontally, sweeping everyone and their dog. However, it did get me thinking if a lot of people would get bent out of shape if the bolt was not exposed in the open position (or a chamber flag)?
It might be worth mentioning too, that ( I believe) Area419 changed the design of the funnel not long after the initial release to have integral handles on the rim, rather than two tapped holes and a single handle via a separate piece of aluminum (removed in your photo).
Not a big deal and would still appear to work great with the Prometheus, but just a little more grinding/milling required for those looking to buy a current model.
I got the shipping notice today for the parts that are supposed to assist with partial tension-ing of the tilt, instead of all(locked) or nothing (floppy jalopy).
I know it was mentioned in the Magpul thread, but I didn't want to derail that one any further.
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