ptvolkmar
ptvolkmar
32 posts
Joined February 2013

Flipped primers

My machine was flipping primers on occasion. I noticed that the primer cup holding the primer was catching the edge of the shell plate. I could watch it catch the forging marks or the ridge left from machining it. I took it apart, and I filed the inside of each hole in the shellplate carefully to removed the edge. Once assembled the primer cup does not catch the edge anymore. I did not remove very much, but just enough to miss.
Great machine, I love mine. I've been making tons of Xtreme 9mm heads on mine. I load 115gr JHP, 124grJHP, 135gr RNFMJ copper heads, each change only takes a few minutes to dial in the powder.
The Square Deal "R" would be a great name for a rifle version that did 5.56, 300BLK, 7.62x39. Make it a little bigger, and boom another great machine. If you use my name I at least get a shirt or something.
Joe
Joe
117 posts
Joined September 2007

RE: Flipped primers

Is your Square Deal on a strong mount? If so, there's a bolt on the back side of the body of the press, that's the indexing bolt. You'll need to remove that and give it a decent coat of grease as it occasionally needs to be lubricated. If you've got it directly mounted on your bench, you'll have to take it off the bench.

I had the same problem, called Tech Support and they had me grease the indexing bolt. It didn't clear up the problem, so mine might have a different problem than yours. I sent my SDB out to Dillon a couple of weeks ago, since it's never been back to the factory since I purchased it in 1988. They received in on Tuesday, and by Thursday it was being shipped back to me and should get here by tomorrow (to Ohio).
ptvolkmar
ptvolkmar
32 posts
Joined February 2013

RE: Flipped primers

Mine is new as of April 2013. It was not case of lubrication, just a little adjustment, I don't think I filed that much off. It cycles awesome now. If you look at the shell plate, inside each primer hole, you will see where it was machined. There was a ridge of sorts in there, just slight enough to flip the primer in the cup.
dillon
Administrator
dillon
3,075 posts
Joined July 2007

RE: Flipped primers

Sounds like an adjustment/alignment problem, very common on a Square Deal

but too lengthy for an e-mail.  Call 1-800/223-4570 for tech help.

Don't hold your breath on a rifle version Square Deal. It's not gonna happen.