Got My Press Today

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  1. JohnnyRobotic

    JohnnyRobotic New Member

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    Well although the area is a mess and i plan to add peg boards for accessories and the like i made the bench and set up the press today and wanted to share with you all, since my girlfriend could care less, ROFL

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    AAAAH The familiar blue of a dillon, good luckwith it,and it will last you a life time, believe me, I have a 650 that's 12 years old, and I still pump ammo on it:):D
    Carl.C&RAMMO
  3. JohnnyRobotic

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    If i have Sunday off i'm gonna go up to the gun shop and get some powder and plated bullets he sells by the few 100 so i can start out and "dial-in" the toolhead for .45ACP it's a lil more but i wanna get a few to try a bit of reloading before i order a thousand bullets from the WestCoast people
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    Yup, beautiful Dillon Blue. I'm sure it will give you many years of pleasure. Happy Reloading! :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:
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    wow that look familiar ,not the best intructions come with it ,the video was a big help

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    wana run me off a copy of that thar video, i'll send you the 99c for the tape :) hehe i saw it on the site today, worth getting i guess?
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  7. armedandsafe

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    Yep! I've got the blue 500. I'm very pleased with it. I do 9mm, 45ACP, 38spl, .357, 30-06 and 8mm on it.

    Pops
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    shoot me an addy via pm ,i will send it to ya ,copy it and send it back ,i don't have two vcr's
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    Wow, thank you for the offer but i ordered it earlier today, :mad:
    figues lol, it was only 6 bux so i figured why not
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    it Probably would have helped more in the assembly ,and it has some neat video at the end ,it does help in the adjustment of the dies and auto primer for the first time


    i am new to it as well ,but if my mistakes so far can help you ,i will be glad to admit to them ,if you run into a problem
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    i have been messing around with it a little, i only have the setup to load 45 acp at the moment. Will it not load a primer if there is only 1-2 primers in the mag?, seems like if that little plastic plunger is not pushing down on them they won't cycle in. Also i just was loading a primer into a case and i fired 2 "blanks" and after i cycled the rounds the primers were kinda pushed out a bit, is that because it was only the primer being fired, they seat fine and are flush with the case when being made but just pop out half way when fired. Any Ideas?
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    it should feed all the primers ,when my buzzer goes off i have three primers left , i did have to mess with the adjustment a bit ,it wasn't catching a primer each time,but be carefull with the plastic piece ,if you remove it primers go everywhere

    other more experienced could answer the unseating question , my first uneducated guess would be to check the flash hole make sure it is clean ,and make sure you are using thr correct size primers {large pistol in this case }


    i have also heard that it is not good to fire just a primer because the primer itself may not burn and gunk up the barrel {anyone know of this}, i have done it myself though
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    it's cool though, turns my 1911 into a really expensive realistic cap gun ! lol
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    You need to elaborate on this. It is a run on sentence and I have no idea of what you are talking about. The primer should never back out unless the primer pocket is loose or if the primer was not seated correctly.

    If you are using military brass, if you did not take out the primer pocket crimp then the primer never seated to begin with.


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    Firing just a primer in the barrel is no problem. It would be if it was corrosive, but that was gone in the 50's. If you mean that the finished round had no powder and the bullet lodged in the barrel, the next round would destroy the gun if the barrel is obstructed.
  15. Shooter45

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    Ah, Dillon. The last press you'll ever need.

    Also, great tech support and it's as near as your phone. Check out the strong mount. You may want to add one to your 550-B.
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    IPT i loaded up some empy cases with primers ONLY just to see how it operated. I then put em in a clip and chambered one, and fired it, repeated for the next. On both, the primer had popped out halfway. When i put the primer in the casing i just spun the wheel around untill it spit the primed case in the bucket. The primer is all the way in and if you hold the case at eye level you can't see the primer until after it's been fired. I mean if it fits in flush there is not much else you can do right? I'm using winchester WLP primers so they are correct for the cases, and i'm using UMC that i have fired once.

    hope that clears it up
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    Hmmmmmmmmmm, think you need to check the primer pocket on those two cases. If none of the other ones backed out, then the primer pocket is expanded on those two cases and they should NOT be used.

    Try loading the primers in them again. However this time, try to feel the primer into the case while you are doing it. If they go in too easy, then the primer pocket is bad and should be thrown away. I always try and check each primer as it goes in. Don't worry, it gets to be second nature as you do more reloading. A lot of the time, I will use a lee hand primer pocket tool to see if the pockets are tight or loose. It is all a matter of feel. You will get used to it. Just pay attention while you are doing it and you will begin to feel a difference.

    Let me know.
  18. armedandsafe

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    Primer only, or VERY light loads tend to back the primer out, because there is not enough pressure generated to push the case back against the back plate. This is a known problem and does not mean the pockets are oversized. It also does not mean the primer pockets are the right size. Check the pockets to make sure.

    Pops
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    By God Pops, when yer right, yer right. Forgot about that one! Been a few or 20 years since it happened to me! Thanks for the wake up! ;) ;) ;)
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