The Rifle Mini Mr.Bulletfeeder by DAA uses a 6-tube magazine system which holds roughly 70-100 bullets, depending on bullet caliber and length. It feeds into the same brilliantly reliable dropper die assembly as used on the Mr.Bulletfeeder.
Using a Bulletfeeder while reloading is a real pleasure. It makes the reloading process faster and much easier. If you have never used one, you are missing out on one of the greatest reloading assists out there! A Bulletfeeder also improves safety, by preventing the need to insert your fingers under the tool head to place your bullets on the brass. Everyone should use one!
Each magazine of bullet tubes needs to be filled by hand before reloading, much in the same way you would fill your primer tubes before starting your reloading session. With a little practice, it will take you about 2 minutes to fill the tube assembly. And this can be done in advance while watching TV in the comfort of your living room. Additional tube assemblies can be purchases separately (or as a bundle), thus allowing you to pre-load 300, 400 or more bullets before starting your reloading session.
While reloading, you will see the bullets drop down in the transparent tube, as they feed into the dropper-die assembly. Once a tube is empty, you simply rotate and click the next tube into place and keep reloading. Transition to the next tube takes just a second or two. Once the entire 6-tube magazine is empty, either reload it by hand, or drop your 2nd assembly into place to continue without delay.
The Mini Mr.Bulletfeeder can be used on any progressive reloading machine which uses the same size dies as Dillon. Be aware that the bullet feeder does require a station in your tool head, directly after the powder dropper.
We have found it is difficult to use the Mini Mr.Bulletfeeder on a 1050 when a powder check is being used in the following station. This has to do with the angle in which the powder dropper sits, forcing the bullet dropper to rotate further away, over the next station. This is an issue only on a 1050.