Dillon Lock rings or?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by ultralightbackpacker, Feb 21, 2012.

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  1. ultralightbackpacker

    ultralightbackpacker Member

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    OK, so I finally tweaked a dillon 1" wrench, and decided to buy a craftsman 1" combo wrench. So I removed the toolhead with 38 spec plates, and replaced with my 9mm. Low and behold the 1" wrench doesn't fit the lock rings on this toolhead/lock rings 9mm dies. They are larger (I have not reloaded 9mm in ages). :banghead:

    OK, so question what is the standard outside diameter lock rings that dillon uses? I used to have a bunch of RCBS dies, perhaps these are from the RCBS dies or maybe dillon changed?

    Anyway, I kind of like the larger rings, they measure about 1.14" outside diameter.
     
  2. PlusP

    PlusP Member

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    The 1 inch nuts are newer dillon parts they allow more clearance to tighten down dies in the tool heads, dillon sells them to update all your tool heads
     
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    If you tweaked the Dillon wrench, you are way over-tightening the nuts.
     
  4. atblis

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    1-1/8" most likely. Go to Sears and get another wrench.

    If you put the nuts on the bottom, you can also use a socket. A deep enough socket may work on the top (haven't tried that yet hmm).
     
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