I enjoy the process of designing and building things, and I guess the “inventor” in me can’t help but want to create new products. It’s always a pleasure to see what other people come up with, and to help them market and sell their inventions (Example: Doug Williams’ 38/357 quick switch kit). Recently, one of my readers named David Sparks sent me some information related to his invention, called the “Bully Adapter“. This device is pretty straightforward- it adapts the Lee Multi-Tube feeder kit for the Lee Bullet Feeder to work with the Hornady Pistol Bullet Feed dies. This kit is similar to the Hornady Bullet Feed Tube kits, but offers 4 tubes that can be loaded in place and rotated into position as bullet tubes are emptied.
The “Bully Adapter” kit is comprised of an adapter body, and a small bullet sleeve. In the following picture, you can see the entire assembly ready to put together (shown in the video below):
The entire setup shown above consists of:
- Bully Adapter Body
- Small bullet sleeve
- Hornady Pistol Bullet Feed Die (40/10mm shown)
- Lee multi-tube feeder body
- Lee multi-tube feeder tubes (comes with both large and small, large shown)
- Lee multi-tube bullet drop funnels (large and small)
- Hornady die lockring allen key (used for Bully Adapter body set screws)
- R-22 O-Ring (my addition to the Lee multi-tube feeder kit)
And here’s what the assembly looks like assembled:
In the following video you can see the same setup I showed in the last post, but this time with the Bully Adapter setup installed. I found that this setup will hold about 100 40cal 200 grain XTP bullets, so you can load primers *and* bullets at the same time- that makes this setup much more practical in use.
Here’s a video I put together showing how to put the components together, install the die on the press, and load in full progressive mode with the Bully Adapter.
If you want to know more about the Bully Adapter, check out David’s website: http://www.bullyadapter.com/ (I just checked, and the price looks quite reasonable!)