snaakedoc
snaakedoc
11 posts
Joined June 2014

Swage Backend

I purchased a Dillon RL1050 used with the 223 dies in it.  I was told that the person I purchased this press from did not use the swage.  I however setup the swage to work and when I swage my 223 shells the top hole becomes to large for the 223 bullet and the bullet drops through. 

In the backup/expander die there is a pin/post that at about 2/3 of the way up has a ridge and when the pin goes down to the bottom of the 223 shell it passes that ridge and expands the top hole to large for the 223 bullet. 

I'm thinking that the pin/post or the entire die is wrong because I should be able to run the pin/post down and touch the bottom of the shell without it expanding the top hole to large for the 223 round. 

Am I correct?
dillon
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dillon
3,043 posts
Joined July 2007

RE: Swage Backend

Measure the diameter of the upper part of the pin.
snaakedoc
snaakedoc
11 posts
Joined June 2014

RE: Swage Backend

The backup/expander that is in my die and came with my used RL1050 has a pin in it that has 2 sizes that run up the shaft.  The bottom part of the pin that first enters the 223 hole on the top is:

1st Diam      0.210"

The 2nd part of the pin that is 2/3 rds of the way up is:

2nd Diam     0.225"

If I just let the first part of the pin that is .210" go in the hole on my 223 everything is fine but the expander pin doesn't reach far enough into the 223 shell to hit the bottom and backup the swage rod.  If I make it go down as far as I need it to I then get the 2nd diam .225 and the mouth of the 223 shell becomes to large for my bullets.

Help 




Xfire68
Xfire68
4 posts
Joined April 2014

RE: Swage Backend

I can not verify this as I can not find my large primer pocket swagging rods right now and I have never used them so I just guessing here. But, I think you may have installed the large primer pocket rod instead of the small one?

Again this is just a guess and maybe someone that has access to theirs may be able to confirm this?