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#1 Ben123

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 04:52 PM

How loose should the clamping feedneck be? Should it be hard to put on your loader or no because it is for me.. I have the empire mini and the rotor. When I take off my loader I realize there's scratches on the rotor feedneck thing is that normal? Haha I'm new to all this and don't want to be messing up my new gear. Any tips on adjusting the feedneck to fit the rotor properly? And do I need to loosen the screw before taking off my rotor? Please help! Haha

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 09:37 PM

You shouldn't struggle that much to close the arm on the feedneck. I'd say find a spot where the feedneck grabs the hopper with the least amount of pressure. Yes it is bad if it gets scratches. Find your sweet spot and don't move it from there. To find your sweetspot just turn it back all the way and stick your rotor in. If it falls off, tighten it. Continue to do this until it does not fall out. Then you can give it about a half turn for closure



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Posted 10 July 2013 - 09:51 PM

It is normal for it to get a few scratches, just from the hopper trying to move while you run or dive. It shouldn't be tough to put it on, so my advice, just loosen the screw, put the loader in, close the lever, and tighten the screw semi firmly. TO undo, work backwards.


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Posted 10 July 2013 - 11:13 PM

ROTORS have large feed-necks, so scratching is is common...it’s worth it since a broken feed-neck is uncommon.

 

That is in stark contrast to my first hopper, an Invert too.Three broken shells in 3 months, that is when I purchased the ROTOR.

 

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 03:31 PM

ROTORS have large feed-necks, so scratching is is common...its worth it since a broken feed-neck is uncommon.
 
That is in stark contrast to my first hopper, an Invert too.Three broken shells in 3 months, that is when I purchased the ROTOR.
 
You purchased the right hopper, nothing better than a ROTOR! 


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Posted 11 July 2013 - 03:43 PM

some feednecks have a hard time with rotors. my luxe feedneck will fit it but my demon feedneck will not fit a rotor. if i use my demon i have to use my spire. as for how tight your loader should be, once my lever is clamped down i still like to be able to turn my hopper in the feed neck without a ton of effort. if you get your feed neck too tight then you are alot more likely to break the feedneck on your loader. ask me how i know


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#7 Ben123

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 06:16 PM

some feednecks have a hard time with rotors. my luxe feedneck will fit it but my demon feedneck will not fit a rotor. if i use my demon i have to use my spire. as for how tight your loader should be, once my lever is clamped down i still like to be able to turn my hopper in the feed neck without a ton of effort. if you get your feed neck too tight then you are alot more likely to break the feedneck on your loader. ask me how i know


Because you broke your feedneck I'm guessing.. Haha alright thanks!

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 08:08 PM

There should be a screw that you can adjust.  Find a spot where unclamped it's loose enough to put in, clamped it holds it tight.






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