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Old 04-24-2010, 22:38   #1
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Adjusting pawls on Hornady LNL

Fellow shooters,

MY LNL AP seems to be not indexing correctly on the downstroke of the ram. I searched for a video of the pawl adjustment in order to do it this first time. The stuff I have seen doesn't have much detail....

I want to raise the left pawl a tiny bit to see if it fixes the problem. Do I turn the screw CCW or do I have to loosen the screw and turn the pawl by hand?

Excuse my ignorance on this. Any comments are appreciated.
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Old 04-25-2010, 07:08   #2
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i have done this, once twoyears ago. sorry I dont seem to remeber which way I went. You can mark the crew and turn it one turn in a direction and see what happens, if it gets worst turn it back and try the other way.

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Old 04-25-2010, 09:39   #3
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Eduardo:

To advance the shell plate on the downstroke turn the pawl counter-clockwise with the hex-screw. Do it in very small increments, no more than an 1/8 of a turn at a time.

Make sure you put a little dab of grease on the indent balls under the shell plate, it helps it index smoothly.

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Old 04-25-2010, 10:56   #4
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Thanks Jack! I'll try that today and update in a couple hours
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Old 04-25-2010, 16:06   #5
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Make sure you put a little dab of grease on the indent balls under the shell plate, it helps it index smoothly.

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Thanks Jack! I'll try that today and update in a couple hours
If that doesn't work, Paint it blue.. that should definitely fix the problem.

Hope you get it worked out..

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If that doesn't work, Paint it blue.. that should definitely fix the problem.

Hope you get it worked out..

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Old 04-25-2010, 20:01   #9
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Thanks for the input guys. I turned the hex screw on the left pawl about 1/8 of a turn and it indexes much better. I has to push it with a finger about 8-9 times when loading 150 rounds this afternoon, but it may be just me not using a fluid consistent downstroke.
I also ruined 3 cases due to the shellplate not imdexing correctly on the upstroke. Seems it is advancing a bit too far at times since the damage to the cases in on the right side of the case. I will test it some more, I don't want to start fiddling around with the pawls too much....
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Old 04-25-2010, 20:44   #10
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The pawls arnt damaged are they? If the ends are chipped or broke it will affect how it index's.
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I don't know if this will help, but when my 550 doesn't index right, I hit my left thumb with a hammer till that fixes the problem. I only had to do it once but it seems to have really worked well. Never had another problem
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I don't know if this will help, but when my 550 doesn't index right, I hit my left thumb with a hammer till that fixes the problem. I only had to do it once but it seems to have really worked well. Never had another problem

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Thanks for the input guys. I turned the hex screw on the left pawl about 1/8 of a turn and it indexes much better. I has to push it with a finger about 8-9 times when loading 150 rounds this afternoon, but it may be just me not using a fluid consistent downstroke.
I also ruined 3 cases due to the shellplate not imdexing correctly on the upstroke. Seems it is advancing a bit too far at times since the damage to the cases in on the right side of the case. I will test it some more, I don't want to start fiddling around with the pawls too much....
I have the same problem with mine. I also find I have to tighten the shell plate after a certain number of rounds.
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If you place a alen wrench or small screw driver in the spent primer hole while tightening the shell plate, it holds better than trying to hold it by hand.
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If you place a alen wrench or small screw driver in the spent primer hole while tightening the shell plate, it holds better than trying to hold it by hand.
Yup, and use one of these to keep it tight...
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Old 04-29-2010, 16:49   #16
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Thanks for the input fellas. Pawls are not chipped, they are fine. I guess I will have to tinker with them a bit and make small changes until it runs like a watch.
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Thanks for the input fellas. Pawls are not chipped, they are fine. I guess I will have to tinker with them a bit and make small changes until it runs like a DILLON.
Fixed it for you.
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If you place a alen wrench or small screw driver in the spent primer hole while tightening the shell plate, it holds better than trying to hold it by hand.
Good tip - thanks!
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