firemunky
firemunky
7 posts
Joined March 2009

sideways primers

Morning....I am a Dillon dealer and user....started having problem with one of our 1050s. It is dedicated to 9mm and it started having a lot of no primers and jambing and sideways install. Took out the feed tube and installed a new blue tip, removed the whole assembly and cleaned, lubed...reinstall making sure to index tube. Now still having quite a few sideways installed primers. I made sure the tube tip is on good and is indexed and down all the way and everything slides easily and looks like it is functioning properly so how can primers install sideways? I can't see how there is enough room there for them to turn. Behind on orders....any ideas?

Craig

firemunky
firemunky
7 posts
Joined March 2009

RE: sideways primers

FYI i was looking at other posts regarding primer problems and saw mention of a rubber sleave/hose......it is missing on the 9mm machine so will fix that today and try it.

Just wanted to mention the new 1050 I just got in 223 carbide also has a primer problem....fails to put one in way too often, making a big mess as the 748 can leak out the flash hole. What adjustments are there to the primer system...don't see there are any. One in 10-15 don't get  primer.

Craig

dillon
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dillon
3,043 posts
Joined July 2007

RE: sideways primers

uaw 1/8" automotive vacuum hose to make the sleeve over the roll pin. On the 223, is it failing to pick up a primer, or failing to seat it, and crushing it?
firemunky
firemunky
7 posts
Joined March 2009

RE: sideways primers

Failing to pick up
mpallen
mpallen
1 post
Joined July 2008

RE: sideways primers

I am seeing people with the same problem but not seeing a clear fix. I was told it sometimes takes around 50,000 rds to break in a new 1050. I am we'll past 20,000 and still have primer feed trouble. I first thought it was the make primers I was using but the problem continued when I changed brands. It seems like cleaning is the best answer. I still believe there are problems with the quality of the primers.
Mbyers1984
Mbyers1984
3 posts
Joined January 2013

RE: sideways primers

I ran into this problem after I took my primer system apart for cleaning, it's very important that the half moon stop plate on the back of the machine is adjusted properly. I referenced a picture in the manual that showed the cut in the moon facing up. Also the primer shaft that has the arm that slides the primer pickup plate back needs to be off of the plate by 1/8 inch or just to avoid rubbing on the plate during operation. This fixed my problem... The primer issue with the primer seating sideways is a possible swage station issue. I had the same problem until I fine tuned the swage to make sure and equally dish the primer hole around the entire case. Some military brass Has tighter swage pockets that need a deeper push from the swage rod. I was dealing with about 1 out of every 20 shells ran crushing the primer or seating it sideways. Now I run 1k with maybe 1-2 failed primer seats. Use page 18 in the 1050 manual to setup the swage station for pistol/rifle. And keep a fresh can of compressed air around.

Thanks
Glenn T Anderson
Glenn T Anderson
6 posts
Joined July 2012

RE: sideways primers

Lot of primer problem on super 1050.
Very unhappy with it.
Have a 550 also square deal  b.
Not half the problem with priming with them.
Nice machine but they put a cheep priming system on it.
The part that worked on the ratchet broke in less than three
hundred round. was told by Brian to toss it in the trash.
That solved that.
Still had trouble. I assumed it was all set a factory.
Well the Part (13108) The half round primer slide stop.
Came from the factory, with the half round facing in.
letting the slide go to far jamming the machine and denting
cases and not feeding primer.
Well i have done a lot of reloading over the years but this
stumped me . until a was reading the manual and noticed in a picture
the correct way to set it.
Started working again.
Now do you want to discuss  the RF-100 loading primer upside down?
My wife and I do a lot Of shooting And a was concerned about over
Kill with the production level of the 1050. Didn't want to set up all night
loading. I was wrong i set all night monkey wrenching the beast.
TheShootist
TheShootist
2 posts
Joined January 2014

RE: sideways primers

We have a number of 1050's setup, one for 223/5.56, carbide dies that has a problem with primer feed. The issue started day 1. Sometimes the primers cock. Sometimes they don't feed/seat at all. Sometimes they don't seat properly and the primer is crushed. Sometimes you can see that the primer does not feed down.
This is what we've done so far:
Disassembled the primer set up checked for loose material.
Checked functionality.
Tried different primers.
Replaced the tip on the tube.
Loosened the nut at the top of the tube.
Replaced the tube.
Ran a rough scouring type pad through to take out any burrs that might be in the tube.
It has taken more than 40 hours to load just over 1500 rounds. The other 1050's run fine.
Has anyone been able to completely resolve this issue?
Perhaps Dillon can way in here as it seems to be a common problem.