Wil_byr
Wil_byr
7 posts
Joined April 2017

primers flipping large pistol

I started doing a batch of 45 on Sunday and maybe every 10 or 15 the primer would flip on to it's side or even completely flip over and go in backward, if it went in on it's side I could generally feel it and fix it but the upside down ones I didn't feel. First I have never had this problem occur before, and I have loaded thousands and thousand of rounds on my 650. Second it seems impossible all the primers are in the tube correctly and then they enter the little indexing wheel and they cant turn in there without getting mangled so it has to be happening when it pops into station two and again it is has never happened before. I ran it out of primers and took it apart used some canned air to get any particles out of nooks and crannys and then wiped everything down made sure everything was moving freely and put it all back together. No difference still about every 10-15 rounds I'd get a primer on it's side or upside down. Then I thought maybe it was me, maybe a hitch in my stroke or something, so i slowed down and was very deliberate about about my stroke paused at the top of the return before going forward to seat the primer, still every 10-15 rounds it would be on it's side or backwards. How is this even possible it doesn't seem like something that can even happen? Help?
lacoppari
lacoppari
31 posts
Joined September 2016

RE: primers flipping large pistol

This happened to me last week. What cured mine was removing the primer disk with all the holes in it, taking a Q-tip dipped in a solvent and cleaning each hole. Grease had migrated into some of my holes. While you are at it, clean the entire path the primers take on their way to the cartridge. Not saying this is your problem. It could also be a slight alignment problem.