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Old Today, 18:27   #1
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I guess my 550.

Needs a little maintenance sta. 1 decrimps about 50% of the time, good cleaning ?
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Your decrimping die set properly?
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Your decrimping die set properly?
I would say not!!!!!
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Make sure the little c clamp on the top of the die is still there.
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Make sure the little c clamp on the top of the die is still there.
It's on there.............Best/picker
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Your decrimping die set properly?
Yes it is just a 1/8 or so off the shell plate when the handle is down.
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I would say not!!!!!
I would say SO!!!!!!!!!! believe it or not even tho I am an uneducated poverty stricken hick I can read enough to set up sta 1 now lets get down to business anyone have a decrimping die work sporadically like mine I haven't looked at it yet but I suppose there is a spring in there that might be weak or need adjustment I aint had the 550 long but it has seen heavy duty.
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PS I might have time tomorrow to take it apart , maybe the pin is loose ?

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Decrimp die? Are you talking about the size/decapping die?

If it is a Dillon size/decap die, the instructions say to screw the die down until it just touches the shell plate, then snug the lock ring down. If it's 1/8 inch off the plate, it's not set right. Also, if the pin is loose, use a little blue Loctite on it after it's tightened
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Time of a LNL?
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Decrimp die? Are you talking about the size/decapping die?

If it is a Dillon size/decap die, the instructions say to screw the die down until it just touches the shell plate, then snug the lock ring down. If it's 1/8 inch off the plate, it's not set right.
I might add with a case in all stations when tightening all of the lock rings.
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Needs a little maintenance sta. 1 decrimps about 50% of the time, good cleaning ?
Ok, just asking, what is a decrimping die.
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Yes it is just a 1/8 or so off the shell plate when the handle is down.
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Waaaaay too much space. The sizing die should just touch the shell plate.
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I have had primers fail to decap with a properly adjusted size/decap die on my 550B. It was always with 40S&W, even with the snap action some would stay stuck on the decap pin. It happened infrequently enough I never bothered to try and debug the problem. I just popped the case out of the powder drop station and cycled again, second time through usually worked.
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I would say SO!!!!!!!!!! believe it or not even tho I am an uneducated poverty stricken hick I can read enough to set up sta 1 now lets get down to business anyone have a decrimping die work sporadically like mine I haven't looked at it yet but I suppose there is a spring in there that might be weak or need adjustment I aint had the 550 long but it has seen heavy duty.
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PS I might have time tomorrow to take it apart , maybe the pin is loose ?
Okay you have Dillon dies. Sizer and decapping die. If the E clip is installed and decapping stem is screwed down onto the die. You have a decapping pin installed. The only thing it can be 99.9% of the time the die is not adjusted right. Also being that far up you probably are not sizing the case all the way down.
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Yes it is just a 1/8 or so off the shell plate when the handle is down.
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Have it touch and slightly raise the Toolhead. Then with a case actually I'm the station you will see a gap between the die and the shell plate.
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Also try changing the decapping pin or take a file and lightly go around the pin and remove any burrs that might be drawing the spent primer back into the case. If that is what is going on. But first set the die deeper.
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