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Adjusting pawls on Hornady LNL

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Glock21sf-miami, Apr 25, 2010.


  1. Glock21sf-miami

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    Fellow shooters,

    MY LNL AP seems to be not indexing correctly on the downstroke of the ram. I searched for a video of the pawl adjustment in order to do it this first time. The stuff I have seen doesn't have much detail....

    I want to raise the left pawl a tiny bit to see if it fixes the problem. Do I turn the screw CCW or do I have to loosen the screw and turn the pawl by hand?

    Excuse my ignorance on this. Any comments are appreciated.
     

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  2. sdelam

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    i have done this, once twoyears ago. sorry I dont seem to remeber which way I went. You can mark the crew and turn it one turn in a direction and see what happens, if it gets worst turn it back and try the other way.

    What Issues are you having?
     

  3. GioaJack

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    Eduardo:

    To advance the shell plate on the downstroke turn the pawl counter-clockwise with the hex-screw. Do it in very small increments, no more than an 1/8 of a turn at a time.

    Make sure you put a little dab of grease on the indent balls under the shell plate, it helps it index smoothly.

    Jack
     
  4. Glock21sf-miami

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    Thanks Jack! I'll try that today and update in a couple hours
     
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    If that doesn't work, Paint it blue.. that should definitely fix the problem. :)

    Hope you get it worked out.. :)

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    You guys are as funny as hemorrhoids on horseback.

    Don't bother me... the second half of a NASCAR doubleheader is on. I'm gonna die a happy man. :supergrin:

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  9. Glock21sf-miami

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    Thanks for the input guys. I turned the hex screw on the left pawl about 1/8 of a turn and it indexes much better. I has to push it with a finger about 8-9 times when loading 150 rounds this afternoon, but it may be just me not using a fluid consistent downstroke.
    I also ruined 3 cases due to the shellplate not imdexing correctly on the upstroke. Seems it is advancing a bit too far at times since the damage to the cases in on the right side of the case. I will test it some more, I don't want to start fiddling around with the pawls too much....
     
  10. sdelam

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    The pawls arnt damaged are they? If the ends are chipped or broke it will affect how it index's.
     
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    I don't know if this will help, but when my 550 doesn't index right, I hit my left thumb with a hammer till that fixes the problem. I only had to do it once but it seems to have really worked well. Never had another problem
     
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  13. DoctaGlockta

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    I have the same problem with mine. I also find I have to tighten the shell plate after a certain number of rounds.
     
  14. sdelam

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    If you place a alen wrench or small screw driver in the spent primer hole while tightening the shell plate, it holds better than trying to hold it by hand.
     
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    Yup, and use one of these to keep it tight...
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  16. Glock21sf-miami

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    Thanks for the input fellas. Pawls are not chipped, they are fine. I guess I will have to tinker with them a bit and make small changes until it runs like a watch.
     
  17. Colorado4Wheel

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    Fixed it for you.
     
  18. DoctaGlockta

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    Good tip - thanks!
     
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