Station Install the powder die and powder funnel E for the ACP cartridge here

Dillon Manual Powder Die
Figure 25 - Insert a pistol 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 26)

Figure 26 - The groove in the pistol powder funnel.

With the resized case in Station #2, move the handle down and thread the powder die into the toolhead until the funnel comes in contact with the case. In 1/4 turn increments, thread the powder die clockwise while you move the handle up and down until you begin to see a minor bell shape appear on the mouth of the case.

Gun Powder Funnel
Figure 27 - A properly belled pistol case. Tighten the die lock ring. Advance the case to Station #3. Station #3 - Install the bullet seating die here.
Figure 28 - Installing the bullet seating die in Station #3.

Inspect the inside seating stem. Assure yourself that the shape of the seating stem matches the bullets you will be loading (i.e. round-nose, semi-wadcutter, etc.).

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. 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.

Dillon Seating Stems
Figure 29 - Using a dial caliper to check overall length.

(Always use a loading manual for loaded length information.) Tighten the die lock ring. Examine the cartridge you've just assembled. Advance the case to Station #4.

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