Station 2 is for the powder die, which comes attached to the powder measure FIG 26. Here several operations are conducted. The case is primed, straightwalled pistol cases are belled, and powder is dropped. The purpose of the bell at the mouth of the case is simply to help align the bullet and to keep the case from shaving lead during the seating process. Note: Only straight-walled cases receive a bell, bottle-necked cases (rifle cartridges) are not belled.

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