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Lee double disc issues

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by hvychev77, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. hvychev77

    hvychev77 Well-Known Member

    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
  2. squarles67

    squarles67 Well-Known Member

    You did use the little black plastic spacers on the screws right?
  3. evan price

    evan price Well-Known Member

    Block sanding the tops of the disks can help here and some graphite lube too.
  4. hvychev77

    hvychev77 Well-Known Member

    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.
  5. FirinFlatTop

    FirinFlatTop Well-Known Member

    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.
  6. hvychev77

    hvychev77 Well-Known Member

    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
  7. squarles67

    squarles67 Well-Known Member

    Yep the spacers make up for the second disc and give the hopper a flat base to sit on.
  8. rondog

    rondog Well-Known Member

    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.
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2011
  9. dickttx

    dickttx Well-Known Member

    Be sure to puff the top of the disk and the base of the measure with several puffs of graphite.
  10. Rule3

    Rule3 Well-Known Member

  11. hvychev77

    hvychev77 Well-Known Member

    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.
  12. squarles67

    squarles67 Well-Known Member

    They come with the double disk kit along with the longer screws
  13. hvychev77

    hvychev77 Well-Known Member

    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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