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Fig. 39 - Rotate the primer slide stop 90° to move the primer slide freely in or out.

replace, the primer slide (#20318 - large or #20317 - small). Fig. 39

Fig. 40 - A special screwdriver for the bushing has been included in your accessory bag.

Next, remove the bushing (#13031 -large or #13222 - small); spring (#13858) and punch (#12849 - large or #13307 - small) and replace them with the parts for your new primer size. Note that there is a specially designed screwdriver supplied for the bushing (included in the accessory bag). Fig. 40

Fig. 41 - It is very important to keep the machine free of grit and debris.

Fig. 42 - After removing the clip and disconnecting the rod, replace the clip in the rod for safe-keeping.

Disconnect the powder bar return rod (#13960) from the bellcrank (#17839) by releasing the return rod clip (#13929). Fig. 42

Remove the Primer Early Warning device.

Raise the primer slide lever assembly (#20488) and lock in place - see Fig. 34.

Rotate the primer slide stop (#13108) 90°. This will allow you to remove, and

Fig. 41 - It is very important to keep the machine free of grit and debris.

You should clean your machine at this time. Fig. 41

Prior to installation, lube the base of the primer punch. Now adjust your new punch (#12849 - large or #13307 -small) so that it is flush with the bushing (#13031 - large or #13222 - small) by turning set screw (#13226) up or down. If the primer punch is too low, dirt will collect on top of it leaving imprints on your primers. If it is too high it will bind the slide. Note: You can use the slide for a guide. Slide it back and forth over the bushing to check your adjustments. See the schematic on page 29 or the trouble shooting section for additional information.

Fig. 43 - Due to being spring loaded, there will be some resistance when pulling the toolhead off.

Obtain a 15/16" socket or wrench (not supplied) to remove the toolhead bolt (#13342) and washer (#13449). Fig. 43

Now remove the toolhead (#20420). Due to being spring loaded, there will be some resistance. Wiggle the toolhead up and off while holding the handle.

After removing the toolhead, carefully lower the handle.

When reinstalling the toolhead bolt (#13342) turn it in only finger tight then cycle the handle up and down to make sure everything is properly located. With the handle in the down position, tighten the toolhead bolt with the above mentioned wrench.

Shellplate Removal

Loosen the ejector tab screw (#13896) and swing the ejector tab (#13189) out of the way. Fig. 38

Loosen the four locator tab screws (#13895) about four full turns. Fig. 37

Use a toothbrush to remove any powder that may be in the threads before removing the lock ring.

Use a toothbrush to remove any powder that may be in the threads before removing the lock ring.

Place your hand on the plunger while removing the roller bolt (#13333). This will prevent the casefeed plunger and spring from jumping out of the machine. Fig. 45

Fig. 44 - Your machine will work its best when properly cleaned and lubricated.

Fig. 44 - Your machine will work its best when properly cleaned and lubricated.

Next remove the lock ring (#20311). Now push the casefeed plunger back (#13073*) and lift the shellplate off. Be sure to lightly grease the bore of the shellplate when reinstalling it. Fig. 44

Rule of thumb: turn the lock ring down until tight then back off one-eighth of a turn. Then tighten the four locator tab screws (#13895).

Casefeed Plunger Conversion

When changing calibers it may be necessary to replace the casefeed plunger (#13073*).

To do this, remove the clear casefeed tube (#13761) and pull out the colored casefeed adapter (#13654*). The adapter is taped for shipping purposes.

Remove the two housing screws (#13815) and the casefeed adapter housing (#11006).

Die Adjustments

Station 2 - To install the size/decap die

Warning: Never attempt to deprime live primers, an explosion may result.

Fig. 45 - The casefeed plunger and spring are under tension. Hold them in place while removing the roller bolt.

Fig. 45 - The casefeed plunger and spring are under tension. Hold them in place while removing the roller bolt.

Place your hand on the plunger while removing the roller bolt (#13333). This will prevent the casefeed plunger and spring from jumping out of the machine. Fig. 45

Fig. 46 - Be sure to lightly grease the sides of the casefeed plunger track, casefeed plunger and roller after cleaning.

Thoroughly clean the track and casefeed parts with a solvent. Now very lightly apply grease to the sides and install the proper size casefeed plunger (#13073*). Fig. 46 Remember to grease the roller (#13498) and the roller track (Fig. 46) and Loctite the threads on the roller bolt (#13333).

Install the casefeed housing and insert the proper size adapter (#13654*). The casefeed tube (#13761) should now be inserted into the casefeed adapter (#13654*). Note that the tube is marked "up" on one end. Press this end into the tube clip (#13859). See the Trouble Shooting section for any adjustments.

Die Adjustments

Station 2 - To install the size/decap die

Warning: Never attempt to deprime live primers, an explosion may result.

Move the toolhead down, by lowering the handle all the way down.

Move the toolhead down, by lowering the handle all the way down.

Fig. 47 - Screw the size/decap die down until it just touches the shellplate.

Screw the sizing die into Station 2. Continue to screw the die down until it just touches the shellplate. Fig. 47 Tighten the die lock ring finger tight. Now move the toolhead up by raising the handle to its upright position.

Note: When loading .270 or .30-06 you need to raise the decap assembly so that the hitch pin clip is a minimum of 1/8" above the silver lock ring as shown in Fig. 47.

Place a case in the casefeed funnel. Here, the case drops to the casefeed plunger.

Cycle the handle. The casefeed cam pushes the roller bushing back, dropping the case into the slot of the plunger.

Cycle the handle. The case is inserted into the shellplate.

Note: After raising the handle, insure that you push the handle against its full aft stop. This will insure that the shellplate fully advanced to the next station.

Note: When priming, pushing the handle against its stop, will insure that the primer is fully seated.

Fig. 48 - As the toolhead continues down, it will reshape the case neck, shoulder and body.

Fig. 49 - You don't need any more expansion than what you see in this photograph.

A properly expanded case should show a slight flare at the case mouth. Fig. 49

Fig. 48 - As the toolhead continues down, it will reshape the case neck, shoulder and body.

Again, move the toolhead down. The case is now sized. If the case has a spent primer, it will be deprimed. Leave the toolhead in this position with the case fully inserted in the die. Fig. 48 This will ensure that the die remains in alignment when tightening the lock ring.

Using a 1-1/8" wrench to turn the lock ring and a 7/8" wrench to hold the die body, tighten the lock ring.

Station 3 - Adjustment of the Expander Die Install the expander die (caliber specific) at Station 3. Place a case in Station 2 and cycle the operating handle once (sending the case to Station 3). Turn the expander die down until you feel it make contact with the case and cycle the operating handle. Make adjustments in one-quarter turn increments until the desired expansion of the case mouth is achieved. Tighten the die lock ring.

Fig. 50 - When properly adjusted, the case mouth will go past the expanding line and the stem will contact the bottom of the case.

Station 5 - Adjustment of the Powder Die/Powder Funnel

Note: Adjusting the powder die for a straight wall case is not the same as adjusting a powder die for a bottle-necked case. This is because straight wall cases are given a bell and bottle-necked cases are not given a bell.

For the powder bar to properly dispense a measured powder charge, the powder bar must travel its full distance. To travel its full distance, the

Fig. 51 - This photo shows the powder bar at the end of its travel.

white cube must contact the powder measure body (see arrow FIG 51).

white cube must contact the powder measure body (see arrow FIG 51).

Fig. 52 - Adjusting the powder die up reduces the amount of belling - down increases the amount of belling.

Also the belling process does not begin until after the powder bar has traveled its full distance. The angled portion on the bottom of the powder funnel (Fig. 52) is what bells the cartridge. Once the white cube has contacted the powder measure body the case is forced upward against the tapered portion of the powder funnel producing a bell. The more the powder die is adjusted down (clockwise) the more the case will be belled.

Note: If the powder die is not adjusted down far enough to cause the powder bar to travel its full distance the powder charge will be erratic and the case will not receive enough bell.

Station 5 - Adjustment of the Powder Die/Powder Funnel Cont...

Drop a case into the casefeed funnel and cycle the handle twice. The case should now be in the shellplate at Station 2.

Move the handle down. Notice the resistance at the end of the down stroke. This is the resistance of the case in the sizing die. Raise the handle. The case will index to Station 3.

Cycle the handle to advance the case to Station 4. Again, cycle the handle to prime the case and index it to Station 5.

Cycle the handle.

If the white cube has not traveled its full distance, raise the toolhead just enough to pull the case off of the powder funnel (this will prevent the shellplate from indexing while you adjust the powder die). While holding the powder measure, turn the die down 1/8 of a turn. Again lower the toolhead and observe the travel of the powder bar.

Repeat as needed until the powder bar travels its full distance, Fig. 51.

Once the powder bar travels fully across you should continue to adjust the powder die for the desired amount of bell (turn the powder die 1/8 of a turn at a time). The desired amount bell is just enough to allow the bullet to sit on the case mouth without falling off and to keep the case from shaving lead during the seating process - see the illustration (right) example "B".

Note: If you screw the die down too far, the case will look like example "C" in the illustration (right). You must then discard this case, back the powder die off, by turning it counter-clockwise, and continue with a new sized case.

You'll soon learn to judge the correct amount of bell by simply looking at it. In the meantime, you might want to use your dial calipers to check it. Twenty thousandths of an inch greater (at the mouth of the case) than its original diameter, should about do it.

Once you've achieved the desired amount of bell - with the case in Station 5, raise the toolhead. Run the lock ring down hand tight.

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