Cookie223
Cookie223
2 posts
Joined December 2018

Primers won’t drop into cup

All of a sudden my primers fail to drop into my primer cup. The slide bar goes all the way back, the pin comes all the way back as well. I have replaced, cup, spring, cup pin, primer bar bearing, primer bar and spring, end tip (blue) checked all specks and the primers still stay in the blue tip of the drop tube.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
tet301
tet301
52 posts
Joined February 2016

RE: Primers won’t drop into cup

Presuming you don't have any obstruction in your primer tube, then my diagnosis begins with the height of the primer cup. Dillon says the height should be 1.215 to 1.220 inches.
Cookie223
Cookie223
2 posts
Joined December 2018

RE: Primers won’t drop into cup

Thanks for the suggestion. It wound up being the operating rod that for some reason quit pushing the primer bar back enough to drop the primer. Just put the slightest bend into it and everything is working again.
tet301
tet301
52 posts
Joined February 2016

RE: Primers won’t drop into cup

Thanks for the reply. I'm very glad this worked out and your reply will help us all when dealing with this problem.

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