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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.

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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.

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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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