StrightJacket
StrightJacket
4 posts
Joined November 2018

Primer seat getting stuck/ case feed issues

Bought my 650 about a year ago and got it set up for 9mm. I have loaded about 10K rounds so far with little to no issues. I love the machine! Now getting into 223 and having a few issues. Im pretty familiar with the machine but not an expert by any means.

First issue is the cases seam to get hung up on the "station 1 locator Part #13156" (i'm using #3). They get stuck right where the #3 is stamped in to the slide. When I push the handle it will crush the case as it does not slide into the shell plate. I have removed and polished and lubed. It has helped but I still get some hang ups and now there are a few burs from where it gets hung up from the pressures of being crushed.

Second issue is the primer seat will get stuck into a case that has a crip and lock up the whole shell plate (won't move up or down gets stuck in the middle of the stroke). I have to wiggle the case and then the machine makes a loud noise as it breaks free. It strangely pops out the locator pin in station #4 every time as the ring indexer slides back to its normal position. I guess my question is should I have to remove the primer seat every time I process brass? I can't swage till the primer is removed so that seems to be the only way to do it. Everything seem to be aligned with the primer disk and only happens on some crimped brass. all different brands of brass as well not just 1 brand. It is just random.

Thanks in advance!
dillon
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dillon
3,222 posts
Joined July 2007

RE: Primer seat getting stuck/ case feed issues

For cases dropping, did you reverse the cam on top of the case feed slide to the rifle side forward?
As far as the primer punch sticking, if you don't push the handle forward at the end of the upstroke, you won't have this problem. Otherwise, removing the primer seater is the best alternative.
StrightJacket
StrightJacket
4 posts
Joined November 2018

RE: Primer seat getting stuck/ case feed issues

I did not reverse the cam I will try that...

I have to push the handle in to seat the case in the shell plate. But maybe once I revers the cam that will not be the case...

Thanks
StrightJacket
StrightJacket
4 posts
Joined November 2018

RE: Primer seat getting stuck/ case feed issues

I reversed the cam and that did fix my case feeding issues. The primer seat is still getting hung up tho... I will admit I'm a little disappointed that I will have to remove the primer seat every time I process brass. Can some of the other people that reload 223 tell me if this is normal for them as well.
OneLargeEye
OneLargeEye
20 posts
Joined August 2013

RE: Primer seat getting stuck/ case feed issues

StrightJacket,
I reload .223 and have always performed a FL resize and trim as a separate process. Then swage, then reload.
If you wanted to do it all in one operation you need to get a 1050.

Good Luck.
StrightJacket
StrightJacket
4 posts
Joined November 2018

RE: Primer seat getting stuck/ case feed issues

Not trying to do it all in 1 process. I de-cap resize in station 1 and trim in station 4. I have the Dillon SS600 to swage after I run them threw the press. My problem is when I push the handle forward to push the case into the shell plate (and when reloading seat primer) the plunger the seats the primer is getting stuck in the cases that have crimped primer pockets. It dose not happen on every crimped case but I'd say 1 out of every 10 or so.
OneLargeEye
OneLargeEye
20 posts
Joined August 2013

RE: Primer seat getting stuck/ case feed issues

StrightJacket,
Sorry that I misunderstood. I have never had any issue like what you are describing.
Hope you figure it out.
Onelargeeye