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Dillon users - reloading tip

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by jvsomers, Apr 21, 2007.

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  1. jvsomers

    jvsomers Guest

    Fellow Dillon users: I read a thread recently that a dillon user had trouble seeing the primer feed. I resolved that problem by adding a mirror next to the feeder. Now I can sit down and see if the primer has moved into the drop tube slot, before I pull the handle - works great.

    Keep it fun.

    John
     
  2. Duck

    Duck Member

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    I like it John!.
     
  3. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

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    I use WW209's because they are easer to see as the primer arm moves. Fed209's were much harder to see.
     
  4. 700X-user

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    I solved the primer problem in a different way. I drilled a small hole in the end of the black primer arm. This hole lets me see if a primer has dropped and is ready to be seated on the up stroke of the handle. I have found that after using the press for sometime I don't even need to glance at the hole anymore. I can tell by the feel of the upstroke whether or not I seated a primer.

    Ed
     
  5. POWDER RIVER

    POWDER RIVER TS Member

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    Rather than looking at the primer tray-have your chair high enough to see the primer drop onto the loading arm.
     
  6. jvsomers

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    Dear powder river,

    Good idea, but I guess my arms are too short - I couldn't get the leverage I need to get a good crimp on the down stroke.
     
  7. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

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    700X-user I agree, I can also feel it when a primer is not being seated
    as well as hearing the primer drop. But I still like to look. I like the hole in the side idea.
     
  8. ANTRIM UDF

    ANTRIM UDF TS Member

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    I always thought reloading was smoke and mirrors!! Good Idea!!
     
  9. mastergunner

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    I like the idea about the small hole in the black arm. I never thought of that one. I usually can tell when a primer is seated by the feel.

    I had numerous problems with the primer feed, but I have fixed that problem by making a small L bracket and I have attached a spring so I have a positive return of the arm to get a primer, which always seemed to be a problem that the tray didn't drop back down. I also coated the tray with graphite and rounded out the hole with a drimel tool.

    Now I don't have primer feed problems anymore.
     
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