YosemiteSam
YosemiteSam
6 posts
Joined December 2008

380 case feeding problem

I'm using the 650 with case feeder and when I am loading 380 ACP, some of the cases get stuck in each other, ie: the base of one case is stuck in the mouth of the one below.  When this happens the lower case will not feed and I have to remove the entire tube of cases to clear the problem.  This seems to occur about 1 in 20 rounds, so it really slows down progress.  Any thoughts on what might help?

Thanks,

YosemiteSam
dillon
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dillon
3,222 posts
Joined July 2007

RE: 380 case feeding problem

What color is the case feed adapter you are using? A few years ago we developed a gray-colored adapter specific for .380. Prior to that, we used the green one for 9x19mm.
YosemiteSam
YosemiteSam
6 posts
Joined December 2008

RE: 380 case feeding problem

I have the green adapter.

YosemiteSam
dillon
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dillon
3,222 posts
Joined July 2007

RE: 380 case feeding problem

Phone or e-mail us, and include your address information, so we can mail  a gray adapter to you.
rsummerfield
rsummerfield
2 posts
Joined December 2009

RE: 380 case feeding problem

Ugly answer - pre-size.  The size of the case at the mouth is obviously opening in the chamber.  A chamber just a litle large will do it.  The exterior diameter of a new sized case at the mouth is 0.373" while the headstamped base is 0.374".  Only 1 thousandth of an inch.  You could aslo try changing firearms.