plattincreek
plattincreek
2 posts
Joined February 2013

Case insert Slide hitting case feed body bushing

Here is hoping someone can help.  I have sent emails to tech support and they haven't answered in over a week now.  I talked with their customer service about the problem last Friday and the guy said he would call me back with an answer on Monday.  You guessed it, no phone call and now it is Wednesday. 

 

Here is the problem, on the upstroke, the case insert slide is hitting the case feed body bushing resulting in the slide being knocked off the track in the back and jamming.   If you look through the press to the case feed station, you see that the insert slide sort of looks like a U.  It pushes the case into the shell holder.  Still looking through the press, the right side of the U is what is hitting the chromed body bushing and that is what knocks the back, left side off of the tracks.   I can't see how to adjust anything to fix this.   Any suggestions?   Thanks.

hwcraig
hwcraig
51 posts
Joined August 2011

RE: Case insert Slide hitting case feed body bushing

the only thing I can think of is the feed body bushing is not screwed in far enough or perhaps is the wrong part number.

Another possibilty, the slide inserted backwards? I've heard of others
managing this, I just tried that on my press with 45acp ramp and found it impossible. YMMV
 
 You do not  mention what caliber you are loading.

 If you go to Brian Enos site there is very helpful info.

 http://www.brianenos.com/pages/dillonfaqs.html#faqstart

 FAQ and go down to the section:

What is required to convert (change) calibers on a 550?
 
 And find the link to:
Caliber Conversion Cross-reference Chart for all Presses: Click to download Excel Spreadsheet
 which is:
http://www.brianenos.com/dnld/dillon/conv_parts.xls

 If you need software to view Excel database files I highly suggest
Libre Office (the new decendent of  Open Office). It's free open source works great for me.

 In that excel ti lists the various bushings. Listed as Case feeder Body there rather than as Case feeder Bushing.

Refer to the XL650 PDF which can be downloaded here.

 

hwcraig
hwcraig
51 posts
Joined August 2011

RE: Case insert Slide hitting case feed body bushing

Didn't see a way to edit my post.

 Found this way cool link on Brian Enos 'Helpful Links' sticky post
in the Dillon reloading area on his forums:

http://gunwiki.net/apps/calconversion/

 Now that is a awesome tool. Might be a relevant helpful link. Beats
using that excel sheet!

plattincreek
plattincreek
2 posts
Joined February 2013

RE: Case insert Slide hitting case feed body bushing

Thanks for the reply hwcraig, this press is suppose to load .223.  The case insert slide is not installed backwards.  I will double check the feed body bushing to see if it is screwed in far enough but it is screwed in tight.

Thanks for the links to the Enos forum.  I will see what I can find there.  As of yesterday the Tech. Support Number for Dillon seems to be constantly busy.  No way to get throught to them since they don't return emails or phone calls like they said they would.

 

If their business is SO Good because of potential new gun regs., you'd think they would be able to afford more people on the help desk.

hwcraig
hwcraig
51 posts
Joined August 2011

RE: Case insert Slide hitting case feed body bushing

Well, far as I know all the companies in the same line as Dillon are having similar issues at present.

 Sure, they could use more help desk people. But think about how long it would take to train these people to know the tech and equipment well enough to actually be of use.  These people just don't grow on trees.

  I sent them a warranty email the other day for something that broke on my XL650 powder system and I don't expect to hear back from them for a good 2 weeks. (the email robot said so).  That is just a reply to what I sent never mind getting the part.
 
 Luckily I have a spare powder system laying around to use in the meantime.

  No , not ecstatic about the situation,  but I understand.

  It is why Dillon 550B' with one lousy conversion kit and one set of dies can go for 1400 dollars on EBAY just the other day.  That shows how insane things are right now.   To say they are swamped would be a understatement.

 


sfax39
sfax39
1 post
Joined March 2008

RE: Case insert Slide hitting case feed body bushing

Have you found a solution? I am using a XL650 loading 45 ACP (for a couple of years on this particular set up and just now, on the upstroke, the casefeed body bushing broke the rib on the case insert slide. I’ve loosened the platform and the primer feed housing and re-tightened both taking up what little play there was to try to center the casefeed body bushing in the ribs of the case insert slide. It didn’t work; the casefeed bushing still touches the rib on the case insert slide.
fliers
fliers
1 post
Joined March 2019

RE: Case insert Slide hitting case feed body bushing

Just upgraded my platform on the 650 from the original design. I was having this exact same problem. The old slide style body went all around the platform and the 'legs' around the case were same size on both sides. The new one just has lips on the bottom to catch the platform, the right side leg is wider and has a lot of slop left to right rocking.
When lifting, the cam forces it to lean to the right which causes the case slider to 'just' catch it and jam. I removed a little bit of plastic where it was contacting (dremel tool or file) and it 'works' now.. but it does rock back and forth still. Bad redesign and sloppy fit.