sar4937
sar4937
4 posts
Joined September 2008

RF100 flipping primers

I have been having problems with flipped primers.  I'm set up for small pistol primers, and have the rheostat from the factory.  I have the rheostat turned up all the way and most times need to restart the RF100 three times to load 100 primers.  I average 5 flipped primers per 100.  They seem to jam up at the deflector at the end of the ramp, one will get on it's side and wedge.  If it runs long enough it will usually clear out, it seems like clearance issues that allows the primer to get on it's side.  Any ideas?
dillon
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dillon
2,891 posts
Joined July 2007

RE: RF100 flipping primers

Remove the primer tube and check the button head screw that holds the colored plastic feed adapter in place. This screw should not be in tight. In general, screw it in snug, then back it up about 3/4 of a turn. This gives it enough play to assist guiding the primer into it.
toymaker
toymaker
22 posts
Joined August 2007

RE: RF100 flipping primers

I stopped using mine, it's not worth the time to take apart one or two loads when I'm loading a hundred or less.

Canuck223
Canuck223
2 posts
Joined March 2008

RE: RF100 flipping primers

I have an older model, and wondered why I kept hearing people complain about the machine.  I was using Federal small pistol primers in mine, and never had a problem.  Zero, ziltch, zippo.

And then I used up the 2k of Winchester SP's on the shelf.

Craptastic in the extreem.   I couldn't get through a single sleeve without a primer tipping and trying to turn right at the opening to the tube.

jackqm
jackqm
2 posts
Joined February 2011

RE: RF100 flipping primers

I am waiting to hear back from Dillon on a very similar issue, I got mine new setup for Large primer, then decided to go ahead and switch it over to small primer with the conversion kit I bought with it new.
I have tried every adjustment imaginable to that stupid screw holding the plastic adapter.. No luck. Flips about 1 of every 10 primers, then some go down sideways (that creates a real mess). Went back to large primer works fine. Switched back to small, no go. I finally gave up on the smalls this weekend after I got 2 or 3 primers stuck in the tube. I sure hope there is a fix for this, otherwise right now its a $300 paperweight since I am not shooting much with large primers any more.
dillon
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dillon
2,891 posts
Joined July 2007

RE: RF100 flipping primers

Due to the larger dimensional variations now found between brands of primers, RF-100s equipped with the rheostats should be adjusted starting at the lowest end and slowly increased until the best speed is found for that brand and type of primer. Then mark the location on the switch body.

 

MiguelAl
MiguelAl
10 posts
Joined February 2012

RE: RF100 flipping primers

My rate could reach 15 or 20%, and I've tried everything.

I’ve come to the conclusion that is just a design problem. Maybe another stabilization plate design, maybe one more notch is needed just before getting into the tube, or maybe another notches’ design, because primers seem not to be heavy enough to guarantee they are going to fall off the line when incorrectly positioned. Or, maybe, the vibration patron is inadequate (I don't have a rheostat).

Any suggestions?

 

 

dillon
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dillon
2,891 posts
Joined July 2007

RE: RF100 flipping primers

MiguelAl,

 Send me an e-mail and include your address, and I will send you a rheostat to install. It sounds like the cover plate needs to be swung a bit further away from the ramp, so inverted primers can more readily fall off.

MiguelAl
MiguelAl
10 posts
Joined February 2012

RE: RF100 flipping primers

Thank you for your answer.

I've already tried dozens of different positions -closer, further, etc. from the ramp- for the stabilizer plate, if that`s what you meant by cover plate, for over 7 hours!!

Anyway, maybe the rheostat could help, so I would really appreciatte if you could send me one (mantolin@magrama.es).

Thank you again.

 

dillon
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dillon
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Joined July 2007

RE: RF100 flipping primers

Please send me an e-mail with your shipping address and the voltage of your RF-100. Send to garyk@dillonprecision.com

 

Bolsta
Bolsta
1 post
Joined July 2008

RE: RF100 flipping primers

Mine is so frustrating, I have this machine from brand new since Feb 2012. Mine flips primers about 3 every 100 which is just ridicules. I have tried slow, fast med speeds, I have it on a steel bench, I put rubber under the machine, I just give up. Dillon what are you going to do about it because I am not happy one little bit. Just like my 1050 machine thats been playing up since day one and no one wants to help me. Maybe its because both of my machines are a friday afternoon job and sent to Australia. Yes thats right I am in Australia. Would be good for some technical assistance especially for my 1050 as well.