melb
melb
6 posts
Joined September 2019

Primer feed incontinence

I loaded 100 41 mag. Cartridges yesterday on my RL550B, and about every 4 rounds it would not pick up the primer. Very frustrated, I took it apart and cleaned it. But it didn't solve the problem. Not sure what to do, any advice would be great.
melb
melb
6 posts
Joined September 2019

RE: Primer feed incontinence

Spell check changed title, suppose to say inconsistent
Jumpman2334
Jumpman2334
19 posts
Joined January 2019

RE: Primer feed incontinence

Did you check the height of the primer slide? If so, is it in spec?
jdirkes
jdirkes
3 posts
Joined May 2011

RE: Primer feed incontinence

It's possible that the 2 hex head bolts that hold the primer feed assembly onto the press has gotten overtightened. When this happens, the helicoils (threads) in the primer assy bulge on the inside of the slide, and the bar will stick, thus not going all the way back. When this happens (and I have done it myself), just get a nice sharp file and smooth out those 2 bulge points in the slide, and it will fully function. This is just a guess, but if you are not always grabbing a primer, it may not quite slide all the way back every time. When tightening, it should only be snug enough to hold it in place.