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Dillon 650 question

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by SC_shooter, Jan 1, 2004.

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  1. SC_shooter

    SC_shooter Member

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    Can anyone tell me the length of the black rod that pushes down the primers? I had it snap into two pieces today and one of the pieces got jammed in the prime system and caused a real mess. I got it all fixed but need to cut a dowel to replace the rod.

    Thanks,
    Paul
     
  2. JimC

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    15 1/2"
     
  3. SC_shooter

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    Thanks a bunch.

    Paul
     
  4. BenW

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    You can also just call DIllon and they'll probably ship ya a new one for free.
     
  5. Waitone

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    Don't mess with it.

    Call Dillon and tell them your problem.
     
  6. SC_shooter

    SC_shooter Member

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    I think I'm going to get a piece of brass threaded rod and make one that won't break.

    Paul
     
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    Dillon will send you a free replacement. I just got a couple to replace some of mine.
     
  8. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Moderator Emeritus

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    I can appreciate wanting more weight, but I think going to all-brass will be too extreme. Also, threaded rod will no doubt scrape the inside wall of the tube, creating either (or both) aluminum and brass shavings.

    Cal Dillon and get the plastic one.
     
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    Brass primer rod might not be safe

    A brass primer rod might become a lethal projectile should the primers blow.


    Respectfully,

    jkelly
     
  10. SC_shooter

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    That hadn't occured to me.

    I have to order a couple more parts anyway.

    Thanks.
     
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