tzzler44
tzzler44
6 posts
Joined August 2014

Problem with Casefeeder and 270 Win

I've just started getting into reloading .270 Win and I've got a problem with the casefeeder feeding the cases. Using the Large Rifle plate the cases just sit in the slots and rotate past the drop hole.

I've tried both the Low and High speed settings, neither will allow cases the drop. I've removed the little metal spacing tab to allow for the widest possible drop area. Nothing has helped, if i want to use the casefeeder I have to use my fingers and knock the base of the cases down as they pass the drop area for them to fall.

Any idea on why this is happening? I also reload rifle calibers in .223, 300blk, .308, and .30-30 and those all feed fine.
dillon
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dillon
3,222 posts
Joined July 2007

RE: Problem with Casefeeder and 270 Win

Are the cases binding in the notches of the case feed plate? high speed is correct for the larger rifle cases.
tzzler44
tzzler44
6 posts
Joined August 2014

RE: Problem with Casefeeder and 270 Win

Well they're not preventing the plate from spinning or anything, but do seem like they are a tight enough fit in the slots that they don't want to fall out on their own.
dillon
Administrator
dillon
3,222 posts
Joined July 2007

RE: Problem with Casefeeder and 270 Win

The notches in the large rifle case feed plate are 2.830" long, much longer than the 2.540" length of a .270 Winchester case.
The notches in a small rifle case feed plate measure 1.850". Please verify that you are using the large rifle case feed plate.
tzzler44
tzzler44
6 posts
Joined August 2014

RE: Problem with Casefeeder and 270 Win

I will, but I'm fairly certain I'm using the Large Rifle since the cases were flat in the slots and not angled as if they were partially sitting in the shorter Small Rifle slots. I'm out of town at the moment and unable to get to my press but I'll update when I am.
tzzler44
tzzler44
6 posts
Joined August 2014

RE: Problem with Casefeeder and 270 Win

Admin, sorry it's taken me so long to reply. I was using the right shellplate but it seemed to have a slightly tacking coating of old case lube on it. I dampened a rag with alcohol, wiped off the old case lube and the 270 win. brass fed like a champ. Thanks for the replies!