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my 9000 is eating my shells :(

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Kyle Spieles, Aug 26, 2010.

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  1. Kyle Spieles

    Kyle Spieles Member

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    Over the past few nights all of a sudden, the first stage where it punches out the old primer, my shells are getting destroyed. It is chewing off the ridge on the metal base and making it almost smooth. Any idea why? Thanks.
     
  2. gnprts

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    Check the shell lifter which is in the sizing collet... For some reason it is not dropping down enough and the shell is is being formed to a bullet like shape... Take the shell lifter out and clean ... some type of dry lubricate is best for it.
     
  3. snowbird

    snowbird TS Member

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    If you have moved the wad guide lately it will cause that too, try moving it back down a little bit.

    Terry.
     
  4. Quack Shot

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    Check to make sure the shell lifter is free to move withing the collet AND there is no debris like a piece of shot stuck in the way or between the collet fingers. It also needs to sit properly in the fork underneath the base.
     
  5. Barry C. Roach

    Barry C. Roach Well-Known Member

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    Possible shot stuck between the collets petals.
     
  6. hrosik123

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    Weak fingers on the collet can also cause what you're talking about. Remove the collet and check to see if any of the fingers are cracked. Good luck Chuck Hrosik
     
  7. Kyle Spieles

    Kyle Spieles Member

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    After examining it, I can't find any shot, powder or debris in there. There is also nothing wrong with the "fingers"
     
  8. flipchop

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    Check to see if C-clip on the wad guide rod is in the right place or even on.
     
  9. southjblue

    southjblue Active Member

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    Call Mec---They will walk U through the problem in no time---SJB---
     
  10. Bob_K

    Bob_K Well-Known Member

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    The shell lifter in the collet sizer is operated by the rod your wad guide is one. Make sure the wad guide fingers are in good condition, and that the wad guide is aligned with the shell.
     
  11. rhett1977

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    This looks a lot like a post from ShotgunWorld.com. CurlyNohair posted several replies there along with a how-to including pictures as how to fix it. It works great.
     
  12. FLAKETM

    FLAKETM TS Member

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    Beveling of brass is nearly always caused by shot in the collet, the MEC technicians will tell you. Call them and they'll walk you through your problem.
     
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