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PW 800 Convertible Primer assembly **** Help****

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by jfan517, Feb 23, 2013.

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  1. jfan517

    jfan517 Member

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    I have recently bought the new brass primer assembly for my 800 convertible, I've followed the installation instructions that were provided from PW. I can not get a primer to seat properly, I've been using spent primers because on every try the primer barely enters the hull and gets crushed when I try to index the table. Any ideas or helpful advice is appreciated.
     
  2. Unknown1

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    If you have the solid aluminum turret (not removable dies) this may be a little tough but...

    Cycle the press without hulls in it. As the handle nears the top of its stroke the bottom crosshead should start to push the brass body downward allowing the post the primers sit on to be exposed. When the handle reaches the end of its upward stroke, the head of the primer pin should be just completely exposed above the surface of the brass chute (at least mine is). If it's not you have the knurled adjuster too high; loosen the allen set screw and thread the knurled adjuster down to raise the whole assembly until it seats the primers completely.

    Be careful to check that the side of the brass chute are centered in the cut-out in the lower crosshead after you tighten the set screw. If the assembly is off-center you could break out one side of the crosshead when the brass hits it.

    Keller
     
  3. jfan517

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    Thanks Keller, I've tried that process and it seems I can't get the primer high enough at any of the setting with the knurled adjuster. There is a point in my adjustment upward that the turret will not advance and make the "click". So I turn the knurled screw clockwise to lower the assembly downwards until I hear the " click" come back.
     
  4. whiz white

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    Hopefully you bought the one designed for the 800B/C/CVT machines and NOT the one designed for the 900/950/Platinum/800 Plus/Patriot. They are different. Unfortunately, the one you should have purchased retails for $150, $50 more than the one for the above machines.

    You can reset the primer seating post's height WITHOUT changing the brass unit's height by turning the screw shown in the photo below.

    If you have the wrong brass assembly, I doubt you are going to see much success and hopefully you ordered it from someone who knew what they were doing.


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    I think this is on my website too at the above URL.

    The photo shows the one NOT for the 800B/C/CVT, but for the newer machines. There is a noticeable difference.

    You can also set the post pin even higher that what I show in the photo. The photo was taken using a brand new brass assembly. P/W has changed (increased) their primer post pin's over-all length. This is not important because each pin's height is adjusted using the 3/32" set-screw located up inside the threaded hole on the underside of the vertical post.

    Whiz
     
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    Thanks for the help Whiz, I did indeed buy the $150 unit from Bruce at PW. I will work with your suggestions tomorrow and helpful get my primers seating correctly.
     
  6. jfan517

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    Thanks for all the help, everything is adjusted properly and my primers are seating at the right depth.
    John
     
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