Lee double disc issues


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hvychev77
September 20, 2011, 10:03 PM
hey guys, i just got my Lee turret press set up to load .223 for my AR. anywho, as i was setting things up i noticed my auto disc powder measure didn't have the right disc set up to throw my 23 grain starting charge of H4895. So, i got the double discs and went to it. As i'm setting it up, i noticed that when you tighten the screws down on both sides, after you lift up the ram and charge the case, the discs do not slide back to their "home" position after lowering the ram unless you have the screws loose. When i mean loose, i mean LOOSE! It is tight enough to hold everything together and functin, but it makes me nervous. It doesn't do this with the single disc, you can get the screws really snug and it functions like a charm. anyone else had this issue? or any advice? i was hesitant to put any lubricant on it because i didn't want to contaminate my powder. thanks in advance, hvychev77

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squarles67
September 20, 2011, 10:27 PM
You did use the little black plastic spacers on the screws right?

evan price
September 21, 2011, 04:05 AM
Block sanding the tops of the disks can help here and some graphite lube too.

hvychev77
September 21, 2011, 06:30 AM
black spacers on the screws? i don't remember seeing those. i'll have to check in the box again. i did go over the instructions again and i didn't see anything mentioned about black spacers though............i didn't have black spacers on the screws with a single disc either and it worked great.

FirinFlatTop
September 21, 2011, 07:53 AM
don't need spacers with a single disk, it fits flat with the single. Spacers are needed to keep the double disk from hanging up, the trouble you are having.

hvychev77
September 21, 2011, 10:20 AM
ahh, o.k. i'll have to look in my box when i get off work to make sure i have the spacers. thanks for explaining that guys....i'll update as soon as i can. hvychev77

squarles67
September 21, 2011, 11:05 AM
Yep the spacers make up for the second disc and give the hopper a flat base to sit on.

rondog
September 21, 2011, 11:23 AM
Yep, gotta use the spacers. They're flat black plastic rectangles, 1-1/2"x7/16", with a boss in the center for the screw to go through, and four little alignment ears, there's two of 'em. If you didn't know what they were, they're easy to toss out.

dickttx
September 21, 2011, 12:34 PM
Be sure to puff the top of the disk and the base of the measure with several puffs of graphite.

Rule3
September 21, 2011, 12:51 PM
Instructions.;)

1. Install the spacers between.........

They are in a little plastic bag with 2 screws and 2 bolts.

page 1, top left

http://www.leeprecision.com/cgi-data/instruct/AD2302.pdf

hvychev77
September 21, 2011, 03:24 PM
these spacers are with the "Pro" auto disc kit i assume? i'm at work right now but i'm gonna dig into the box as soon as i get home.

squarles67
September 21, 2011, 04:25 PM
They come with the double disk kit along with the longer screws

hvychev77
September 21, 2011, 06:14 PM
yep!! i got 'er runnin slick now guys. thanks so much for all the info. i didn't even see the spacers before but it worked like a charm.........now if i can just get the time to sit down in front of it for a while!! cheers, hvychev77

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