Station Install the bullet seating die here

Place a bullet on the empty case and move the handle down. Thread the bullet seating die into the toolhead until it comes in contact with the case/bullet. (Figure 17)

Figure 15 -Installing rifle powder funnel into the powder die.

Slide the funnel into the powder die and tighten the set screw, assuring yourself that it has entered the groove in the funnel. (Figure 16)

Figure 17 - Installing the bullet seating die in Station #3.

In 1/4 turn increments, thread the bullet seating die clockwise while you move the handle up and down, until the proper loaded length is reached. (Always use a loading manual for loaded length information.) Tighten the die lock ring and the lock ring on the seating stem. (Figure 18)

Figure 18 - Tightening the lock ring on the seating stem.

Examine the cartridge you've just assembled, checking the overall length. Advance the cartridge to Station #4.

Station #4 - Install the taper crimp die (if you're using a separate taper crimp die) here.

three #1 (.30-06) brass locator buttons, included in the parts bag, on the platform. (For other calibers, see caliber conversion chart on page 3.) (Figure 21)

three #1 (.30-06) brass locator buttons, included in the parts bag, on the platform. (For other calibers, see caliber conversion chart on page 3.) (Figure 21)

Figure 21 - Installing a brass locator button at Station #2.

Figure 19 - Installing a taper crimp die in Station #4.

Move the handle down. Thread the taper crimp die into the toolhead until it comes in contact with the cartridge. In 1/4 turn increments, thread the taper crimp die clockwise while you move the handle up and down, until a crimp appears on the mouth of the case. An average crimp should be approximately .002 smaller than the case diameter. (Figure 20) Tighten the die lock ring.

Measure crimp here.

Measure crimp here.

Figure 20 - A properly crimped rifle cartridge.

Figure 21 - Installing a brass locator button at Station #2.

The above example used a Dillon three-die set for reloading the .30-06 rifle cartridges. Some die companies offer two die-sets for some rifle calibers. With these sets, the bullet seating die must be adjusted as follows:

Place a resized rifle case in Station #3. Install your bullet seating die here. Remove the seating stem from the seating die. Move the handle down and thread the die into the toolhead until it comes in contact with the case. Tighten the die lock ring. Return the handle to its rest position.

Reinstall the seating stem approximately five turns. Place a bullet on the empty case and move the handle down. In 1/4 turn increments, thread the bullet seating stem clockwise while you move the handle up and down until the proper loaded length is reached. (Figure 22 - Always use a loading manual for loaded length information.)

Tighten the lock ring on the stem.

Figure 22 - Using a dial caliper to check overall length.

Figure 20 - A properly crimped rifle cartridge.

Once you've installed all the dies in the toolhead, place the black plastic funnel onto the powder die. Install the

Figure 22 - Using a dial caliper to check overall length.

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