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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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
 

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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"
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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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