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Guess I'll Call Dillon Tomorrow

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by ezypikns, May 1, 2008.

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  1. ezypikns

    ezypikns Member

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    I've run thousands of rounds through my 550B without a problem, but tonight I keep getting widely varying charges from the powder measure. I'm talking about a range of up to.8 grains. Anyone else ever have a problem like this?
     
  2. Spartacus451

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    Is the wing nut on the fail safe rod tightened down enough to ensure that the powder bar returns all the way?
     
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    Also, make sure the powder bar is making a full stroke. With pistol it’s generally not a problem as a little bell is necessary, but with rifle one can make that mistake.
     
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    I have a Square Deal B press and a couple of years ago I started to have the same problem. It was the wing nut on the bottom of the fail-safe rod. The spring above the wing nut had gotten compressed through use and I had neglected to tighten the wing nut as necessary. Now I check the tightness of that wing nut every time I use the press. I called Dillon when I was having the problem and they told me to check a couple of things but never even mentioned the wing nut. I found the problem just by checking everything on the press and reading through the manual again.
     
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