The wife bought me the uber expensive RCBS bullet feeder for my birthday! I was stoked to get it hooked up but I ran into a few problems. First I have a broken piece on the collator (pic attached). Might have happened in shipping but the box was flawless sooo, I will call RCBS in the morning to see if they will ship me a new piece. This tiny broken piece holds the collator plate down at the top when you have heavy bullets on the bottom of the plate. I thought it was not necessary but tests I performed show that it is needed as the collator plate lifts with belt tension when there is a heavy load of bullets on it. Second the casting on the collator plate is horrible (pic attached). There are pits and holes all throughout the plate. I will query RCBS to see if they will send me another one without shipping the whole unit back. If not I will probably live with the flaws, especially if I have to pay return shipping. All those black spots are holes in the aluminum casting. Shouldnt affect anything but it wouldnt take much to crack the plate with all those bubbles in the aluminum. Third is that the super steep angle that the collator runs at 30, 40, or 45 degrees seems to be too steep for my 230 grain .451 XTP hollow points. They seem to line up and just slip on the plate. If I reduce the angle of the collator to an unsupported 25 degrees or so, things start working like clock work. This may not be an issue once I get the broken plastic piece replaced. So disregard this issue until I get my unit fixed and I can test again. Like I said above I will call RCBS in the morning and see if I can get some pieces in the mail. If I have to ship the unit back I will just return it to MidwayUSA where it was purchased for a swap out. I will be using this thread to document my success or failure. I need to pick the brains of those of you that own the RCBS bullet feeder once I am up and running (the search feature tells me that very few of you do own one) If you have any tuning tips for the RCBS bullet feeder let me know. I can already see that I will have to fabricate a new stand for the unit as my setup will not allow the factory supplied stand to work. I guess I get to play with my tubing bender and Miller tig welder! Watch out jmorrismetal, Im about to fabricate! It was a bummer I didnt get to permanently hook up and use the feeder tonight but thats how it goes with new toys. They always let you down at first Then you get out the cutting torch and welder and make it work how YOU think it should! Broken! The PITS! Bullet line up and slip How it looks now. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!