I have a Dillion 550 that I just bought, can anyone tell me why some of the cases are harder to release from the powder die funnel than others. Some of them slide off no problem but others need more force to release. I am reloading 45's.
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February 6, 2008, 01:30 PM
Is all your brass the same brand, headstamp & lot number?
Otherwise, different brass thickness makes some of them a smaller inside after they are resized.
What rcmodel said plus case length will have a lot to do with it when the case is pushed up onto the belling cone in the die. The longer the case, the more of the belling cone will enter the case...Thus making it just a bit harder to extracate the case.
February 6, 2008, 03:17 PM
I was having the same problem with my 550 and I was wondering it was normal. I was setting up to load 45 ACP and the brass would be tight on the powder funnel. I used a little one shot and it seemed to do the trick. I don't remember this happening when I load 45 Colt.
February 6, 2008, 08:35 PM
If it is A-Merc brass this will happen alot, I have never run into any other brass that has been hard to run threw my 550. If it A-Merc get a bucket tho it in there and take it to the recycle center thats all it worht. JMHO
February 6, 2008, 08:40 PM
I noticed this with my Powder Thru Expander on my Hornady as well. I cleaned and polished the expander (it was a little dirty). I also used some Dillon case lube sparingly on a case mouth here and there.. that helped a ton!