Dusty Devil Dale Posted March 31, 2020 Share Posted March 31, 2020 I'm loading . 32 H&R Magnum on a Dillon 650XL and having a persistent problem. I'm wondering if anyone else is having the same experience. When cases are fed into the shell plate, they have a slight outward tilt of about 1.5mm, which is just enough to misalign the case with the mouth of the depriming die. Almost every case needs to be manually pressed gently inward, to avoid the lip of the case from being severely damaged by the die moving downward. The Case Insert Slide and Cam are properly adjusted to position the case at the extreme inside of the Shell Plate case positioning slots. I have confirmed that the Shell Plate is absolutely solid, and perpendicular (measured) with the resizing die, during operation. The Shell Plate Bolt tension is properly adjusted to hold the plate in the perpendicular position. Even when I manually place a case into the Shell Plate, the tilt is evident, so it is not related to the feeding mechanism. One possibility is that the shell plate itself is the problem. It is manufactured to work as a hybrid for .32 H&R Mag. and .32-20. The 32-20 case has a 0.01 thicker base than . 32 H&R Mag. So the thinner . 32 H&R Mag. can wobble slightly in the locator slots. So if case bases are even microscopically bulged, it could be allowing the tilt. To test, I put several empty cases in the lathe and trimmed their base exactly flat and 90 degrees. When I put them manually into the Shell Plate, they had the same outward lean. So I am perplexed. The only other possibility I can envision is if the bottom of the locator slots in the Shell Plate themselves are machined with an outward tilt. That is quite difficult to measure, enen in the mill, because of the slots covering up part of the bottom. But as above, the lathe-cut cases do tilt outwardly, when set into the Shell Plate slots. I have not yet contacted Dillon, because I wanted to find out first if others have this problem. Can anybody offer any thoughts or advice? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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