The Reloading Process

The following is a list of items you will need before you begin. (Figure 33)

1) Empty brass casings

2) Primers

3) Powder scale

4) Loading manual

5) Powder (see manual)

6) Bullets (see manual)

7) Dial calipers

8) Safety glasses

Figure 33 - What you will need to start loading.

To begin, place an empty case in Station #1 and move the handle down. While the handle is in the down position, place a new primer in the primer cup. (Figure 34) Return the handle to its rest position and insert the new primer into the case by pushing the handle forward.

Figure 34 - Placing a primer in the primer cup at Station #1.

Place your left thumb on the shellplate cover and advance the shellplate to Station #2. Move the handle down. While the handle is in the down position, charge the cartridge case by dispensing a properly weighed amount of powder into the black plastic funnel. (Figure 35) Return the handle to its rest position.

Figure 35 - Charging the case with powder at Station #2.

Place your right index finger on the shellplate cover and advance the shellplate to Station #3. Place a bullet on the case (Figure 36) and move the handle down, this will seat the bullet into the case. Return the handle to its rest position.

Figure 36 - Placing a bullet on the cartridge case at Station #3.

Place your right index finger on the shellplate cover and advance the shellplate to Station #4. (Figure 37) Move the handle down, this crimps the case around the bullet. Return the handle to its rest position.

Figure 37 - Advancing the shellplate to Station #4.

Finally, grasp the finished cartridge with your right hand while you advance the shellplate to Station #1 again. Remove the completed cartridge from the machine. (Figure 38) Place the finished cartridge into a Dillon ammo box and repeat the above steps.

Figure 38 - Removing the completed cartridge.

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