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Beanie-Bean
08-26-2011, 07:58
Taking a note from the veteran Dillon guys, I was able to locate a 5/16" plastic knob in the nuts/bolts/screws section at Home Depot. I know that the bolt is bigger than than, but the knob screws on snugly and does the job just fine. About $0.98 for a really nice modification.

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Colorado4Wheel
08-26-2011, 08:04
Put a dab of white on one wing. You can the keeps records of where it was pointed for your chosen charge. "Dot at 11:30= 4.5 grs."

PCJim
08-26-2011, 09:11
Have one on two of the three measures. They work great. The third measure is strictly for .223. I don't want any chance of that adjustment moving, thus no wing nut.

BTW, those sure are pretty Dillon dies sitting on that shiny new toolhead. :cool:

SigFTW
08-29-2011, 14:14
Nice and easy mod, I'm off to Home Depot.

RustyFN
08-29-2011, 14:55
Nice. I have seen that before and went to HD and Lowe's but they don't have them here. They say the store is too small to carry everything. I took a 7/16 X 1/4" drive socket and use that to adjust the powder.

Edit: does anybody have a part number and I will see if they have them on-line.

unclebob
08-29-2011, 15:10
Nice. I have seen that before and went to HD and Lowe's but they don't have them here. They say the store is too small to carry everything. I took a 7/16 X 1/4" drive socket and use that to adjust the powder.

Edit: does anybody have a part number and I will see if they have them on-line.

A lot of the Home Depot stores quit carrying them. Lowe’s never did as far as I can tell. You might try ACE hardware. I would print out a picture and take it with you. A friend of mine is a manager at ACE and he said that they can order just about any part if they do not have it in stock. The best thing that I have found for adjusting the power bar is a 7/16 nut driver. If you have a powder measure that is set up for one charge I would not put it on the nut.

RustyFN
08-29-2011, 15:58
A lot of the Home Depot stores quit carrying them. Lowe’s never did as far as I can tell. You might try ACE hardware. I would print out a picture and take it with you. A friend of mine is a manager at ACE and he said that they can order just about any part if they do not have it in stock. The best thing that I have found for adjusting the power bar is a 7/16 nut driver. If you have a powder measure that is set up for one charge I would not put it on the nut.

Thanks I think that is the case here. The small 7/16 socket works fine and I'll just stay with that for now. I found them on-line and can order them in 3/8 if I want later. I haven't been able to find them in 7/16.

Beanie-Bean
08-29-2011, 16:01
Edit: does anybody have a part number and I will see if they have them on-line.

Here's a link for you. I grabbed the information off the receipt:
http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-100145443/h_d2/ProductDisplay?selectedCatgry=SEARCH+ALL&jspStoreDir=hdus&catalogId=10053&navFlow=3&keyword=030699781287&Ntpc=1&langId=-1&Nu=P_PARENT_ID&storeId=10051&Ntpr=1&ddkey=Search

RustyFN
08-29-2011, 16:11
Here's a link for you. I grabbed the information off the receipt:
http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-100145443/h_d2/ProductDisplay?selectedCatgry=SEARCH+ALL&jspStoreDir=hdus&catalogId=10053&navFlow=3&keyword=030699781287&Ntpc=1&langId=-1&Nu=P_PARENT_ID&storeId=10051&Ntpr=1&ddkey=Search

Thanks BB.

unclebob
08-29-2011, 16:19
http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Search?keyword=plastic+nut&selectedCatgry=SEARCH+ALL&langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053&Ntpc=1&Ntpr=1
This is the one that a lot of people use.