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Adjusting pawls on Hornady LNL

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

  1. Glock21sf-miami

    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.
     
  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

    GioaJack Conifer Jack

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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

    Glock21sf-miami

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    Thanks Jack! I'll try that today and update in a couple hours
     
  5. Colorado4Wheel

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    Holy Crap, Jack lubes his press. It must be true love.
     
  6. IndyGunFreak

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    If that doesn't work, Paint it blue.. that should definitely fix the problem. :)

    Hope you get it worked out.. :)

    IGF
     
  7. GioaJack

    GioaJack Conifer Jack

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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:

    Jack
     
  8. IndyGunFreak

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    Mark Martin, 5th place baby!
     
  9. Glock21sf-miami

    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.
     
  11. Colorado4Wheel

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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
     
  12. GioaJack

    GioaJack Conifer Jack

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    I can't believe they let you live in Colorado... I'm calling the Governor in the morning.

    Jack
     
  13. 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.
     
  15. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

    Yup, and use one of these to keep it tight...
    [​IMG]


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  16. Glock21sf-miami

    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. Good tip - thanks!
     
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2010