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wrx04
04-10-2011, 11:34
I loaded about 1000 rounds yesterday with no problems, but on the last 50 or so, the spent primers were flying all over the place. It seems the "chute" which guides them into the tray is not closing the bottom end when the faceplate rises (downstroke of the handle)....should it? Anyone know how to fix this? I tried, but cant figure it out. Thanks.

Boxerglocker
04-10-2011, 11:43
What press?

shotgunred
04-10-2011, 11:44
What type of press are you using?
If it is a 550 check the pin that holds the two jaws together. most people end up changing it out for something that does not bind.

wrx04
04-10-2011, 11:51
Sorry, its a 550. It does seem like its the pin thats binding. Maybe i will try switching that out

wrx04
04-10-2011, 11:55
Shotgunred, that is exactly what was happening. The pin was bent and was binding. I bent it back, and its functioning back to normal. Thanks a lot.

GioaJack
04-10-2011, 11:59
WHAT... A DILLON THAT MALFUNCTIONED!!! I am shocked to the core.


Jack

El_Ron1
04-10-2011, 13:30
Replace the aluminum cotter key with a small safety pin.

hmchardy
04-10-2011, 13:32
Replace the aluminum cotter key with a small safety pin.

Got a picture?

XDRoX
04-10-2011, 13:41
Got a picture?

http://ts4.mm.bing.net/images/thumbnail.aspx?q=525515953583&id=d5b53cd22486cb71a228259b6e32f9b1

wrx04
04-10-2011, 13:44
Replace the aluminum cotter key with a small safety pin.

I'll do that. Thanks for the tip.

Colorado4Wheel
04-10-2011, 15:16
Also, make sure that the chute is not binding as it goes into the closed position. Do the test several times and try to force it in odd positions.

XDRoX
04-10-2011, 15:53
http://members.cox.net/chrismosteller/safetypin.jpg

EL_NinO619
04-10-2011, 17:38
http://members.cox.net/chrismosteller/safetypin.jpg

Oh thats classy. Kinda like a teenage punk rock press..

Colorado4Wheel
04-10-2011, 17:48
I used paper clips that I cut and bent to the right shape. No big deal and easy to make. I don't have any safety pins.

njl
04-10-2011, 18:39
I used paper clips that I cut and bent to the right shape. No big deal and easy to make. I don't have any safety pins.

I had to do the same thing. All the safety pins I could find in the house were either too big or too small.

Besides, for the OP, the real question should be how did his 550 catch all of the first 1000 primers? Even after replacing the pin, some primers just go flying...at least one every few hundred.

Colorado4Wheel
04-10-2011, 19:03
I had to do the same thing. All the safety pins I could find in the house were either too big or too small.

Besides, for the OP, the real question should be how did his 550 catch all of the first 1000 primers? Even after replacing the pin, some primers just go flying...at least one every few hundred.

You just have to live with some of them hitting the floor. I had to take some medication and learn to accept it.

XDRoX
04-10-2011, 19:19
You just have to live with some of them hitting the floor. I had to take some medication and learn to accept it.

:rofl:

EL_NinO619
04-10-2011, 20:24
I say dillon over enginered the design..LnL's tube does a perfect job..

Colorado4Wheel
04-10-2011, 20:53
I say dillon over enginered the design..LnL's tube does a perfect job..

Your over compensating.

EL_NinO619
04-10-2011, 21:00
Your over compensating.

:dunno: you dont agree. Im not bagging im just sayin "kiss" keep it simple stupid..

Colorado4Wheel
04-11-2011, 05:48
To get the primer catch on the LnL you have to redesign the press. The primer catch on the 550 is a product of it's priming shuttle. The priming catch on the 550 is actually very simple. It's issue is it does not catch 100% of the primers. I got mine to catch nearly 100% with some mods.

gwalchmai
04-11-2011, 06:10
I use a primer tube pin. You have to bend it slightly to get it to fit right but it works great. Better than a safety pin for me.

Ahmid
04-11-2011, 06:10
Don't bother with the cotter pin. It has always given me problems. I just use a straight picture hanger nail.

unclebob
04-11-2011, 08:23
You can use just about anything that is metal and round and fits in the holes. The trouble with the cotter key is that it has flats and that is what is causing it screw up. I think I used a brad nail.

tac_driver
04-11-2011, 15:12
I did the paper clip bent at right angles. I also added a piece of duct tape folded at a 90 degree angle, attached to the top of the primer catch and just to the bottom of the primer assembly. Only rarely do I get one to miss the primer catch.

XDRoX
04-11-2011, 15:19
I did the paper clip bent at right angles. I also added a piece of duct tape folded at a 90 degree angle, attached to the top of the primer catch and just to the bottom of the primer assembly. Only rarely do I get one to miss the primer catch.

I'm interested in a nicer way to fix the system besides duct tape. Anyone know of anything? I'm thinking maybe JB weld or some type of bondo.

WiskyT
04-11-2011, 15:36
You just have to live with some of them hitting the floor. I had to take some medication and learn to accept it.

My Pro1000 catches most of them. The rest fly around the room at the speed of light. But hey, that's why we wear asfety glasses! No meds needed because that press has earned it's keep like an old hunting dog.

44terryberry
04-11-2011, 15:42
cuz they have a stronger grip pressure in the pockets. Perhaps a different brand,or ever so small larger diameter

gwalchmai
04-11-2011, 17:28
I'm interested in a nicer way to fix the system besides duct tape. Anyone know of anything? I'm thinking maybe JB weld or some type of bondo.A milk jug has almost the perfect curvature to fit.

Colorado4Wheel
04-11-2011, 17:50
Anything you add to the chute runs the risk of hanging up on the press. You can add a little metal on the chute with some JB Weld, You can bend the side wings out a little as well. This will help. But be real careful. It will no want to hang up under the subplate so only do a little at a time and check often in multiple ways.

WiskyT
04-11-2011, 18:21
cuz they have a stronger grip pressure in the pockets. Perhaps a different brand,or ever so small larger diameter

Zactly. The ones that go flying make the depriming pin go "ping" as they unload from the case.

shotgunred
04-11-2011, 19:47
I'm interested in a nicer way to fix the system besides duct tape. Anyone know of anything? I'm thinking maybe JB weld or some type of bondo.

I took a pice of a primer box and bent it at a 90 degree angle. I stuck it in the primer cup and raised up two sides a bit. Worked pretty good. No pictures as I sold the press.