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Dillon Square Deal

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by kestak, May 27, 2010.

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  1. kestak

    kestak Member

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    Greetings,

    Simple question: Is it possible to modify (or buy if someone did it) the head of a Dillon Square deal to accept standard dies?

    Thank you
     
  2. Jim Watson

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    I don't think so.
    My gunsmith and I looked for a way to get just a Lee CFC die into a SDB and could not come up with a method.
    Problem is, the insert dies are smaller diameter than 7/8x14 "Pacific" style dies and there is not room in the small SDB head for anything bigger.
     
  3. pcwirepro

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    kestak,

    You're not thinking what I think you're thinking are you?
    You have any idea where I can buy a well cared for Pro1000 on the cheap?
     
  4. kestak

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    Greetings,

    LOL!

    Nope, I am not selling the pro 1000. yesterday I was able to make 78 rounds with no malfunction. I just got 2 reversed cases and my 79th was a flipped primer.

    I am just curious about the Square if it is doable.

    Thank you
     
  5. pcwirepro

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    Oh Boy! Now you're cookin! I admire your tenacity. You da man!
     
  6. kestak

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    Greetings,

    I am a very patient man. But I can say that after 1 hour and half on that torture machine, I have to go get some fresh...well....In Augusta, there is no fresh air anymore that time of the year.

    One little annoying thing I am trying to fix is the flying spent primers. I put a piece of primer box cardboard cut in an odd shape on the right side of the press attached with tape to try to prevent the primers to go away. I did a widget like that but different on my Dillon and I seldom lose a spent primer on the ground now.

    Thank you
     
  7. pcwirepro

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    Are you saying those 78 rounds took you 1.5 hours?
    You are DEFINITELY the man.

    Oh yea... "torture machine"... I about came off my chair with that one.
     
  8. kestak

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    Greetings,

    No, those 78 rounds took me about 25 minutes max. Remember, I have 4 tubes for the cases and 4 tubes for the bullets.

    I put about 150 primers in the primer cup. I found out it does not hurt.

    I used EXTENSIVELY my dremmel on the bullet feeder to make it reliable.

    Still there is an isssue with the claws not beeing strong enough to "pull out" a bullet from the column when the column is full of bullets.

    My trick is really to go counter clockwise 3 times each time I am pulling the lever: check no reversed case, check case leaving #1 is not getting stuck, check a primer is going down the ramp when case goes pass the black plastic thing, put my finger over the case so no powder gets out, check that my claws are pulling with them the bullet.

    It is becoming more and more a reflex...in 2-3k rounds done, it will be as natural as looking at the butt of a good looking girl while walking and chewing gum. :D

    Thank you
     
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