Applying too much pressure may put burrs in the collet or crack the collet itself

9. To reinstall the collet, push the collet through the base and turn the collet clockwise to engage the threads in the lower base. Once the threads are engaged, use the screwdriver to aid in turning the collet counter clockwise back down into the base. The normal collet adjustment is so the top of the collet is flush with the top of the base. Lock collet into position with the 13/ie" nut.

10. Turn machine upright and lower carrier assembly back in place and replace carrier hold down pin.

11. Replace index ball and spring and lower column spring.

12. Install the shell lifter.

13. Install the shot and powder containers. Reloader Troubleshooting.

The adjustments of your reloader should be correct as set at the factory. However, over time, the reloader will need adjusting and minor maintenance. Also, due to the wide variety of shells that can be reloaded with this machine, adjustments will need to be made for optimum results. The following chart describes possible problems that can occur and what can be done to solve the problem.

To understand the operation of the reloader parts, see Checking the Measure Assembly on Page 28.

Shotshell Loader Auto Machine
Figure 49
Mec 9000 Adjustments
CARRIER

PRIMER

SEATING

ASSEMBLY

PRIMER

SEATING

ASSEMBLY

Improvised Shotshell
Figure 50

Problem

Cause

Solution

Reference

Reloader bottoms before making complete downstroke with shell in resize station (Station No. 1).

Shell lifter does not drop all the way.

Too many spent primers under base.

Clean powder/shot from inside of collet.

Empty spent primer tray more often.

If You Spill Shot or Powder (pg. 19).

Oil on shell lifter.

Clean shell lifter.'

If You Spill Shot or Powder, Steps 7 and 11

(pg-19).

Wad guide positioned too low in bracket.

Adust wad guide.

Wad Guide Replacement (pg. 26).

Collet does not open far enough to allow shell to drop all the way down.

Adjust collet.

Station No. 1 Resize and Deprime (pg. 25).

Reloader does not index.

Foreign material in primer seat assembly.

Clean primer seat assembly.

1. Use correct size primer.

Installing the Primer Seating Assembly (pg. 10).

2. Increase travel of reprime tube.

Station No. 2 Reprime (pg.26).

Primer not seated deep enough.

Adjust reprime tube.

Station No. 2 Reprime (pg. 26).

Shell catches in Station No. 1 collet.

1. Adjust collet.

2. Adjust shell carrier.

Station No. 1 Resize and Deprime (pg. 25).

Adjustment for Shell Carrier Release (pg. 31).

Auto index releases too soon.

Adjust auto index.

Adjustment for Shell Carrier Release (pg. 31).

Incorrect travel of advancing bracket.

Adjust advancing bracket.

Adjusting Travel of Slide Bracket (pg. 30).

Automatic index does not release at correct time.

Adjust auto index.

Adjustment for Shell Carrier Release (pg. 31).

Excessive pressure needed for downstroke.

Reprime tube set too low.

Adjust reprime tube.

Station No. 2 Reprime (pg. 26).

Reprime tube clamp slips.

Reprime tube set too low.

Adjust reprime tube.

Station No. 2 Reprime (pg. 26).

Problem

Cause

Solution

Reference

Charge bar does not operate.

Measure assembly not fully tipped forward.

Measure assembly pivot loose.

Reprime tube set too high.

Tighten pivot screw. Adjust reprime tube.

Station No. 2 Reprime (pg. 26).

Charge bar will not lock.

Bar stop screw does not touch left side of measure assembly slot.

Bent bar actuator.

Bar actuator out of adjustment.

Bar Lock does not move into place.

Reprime tube set too low.

Adjust charge bar travel.

Straighten or replace bar actuator.

Adjust bar actuator.

Repair or replace bar lock and/or bar lock spring.

Adjust reprime tube.

Measure Assembly (P9- 28).

Charge Bar Travel (pg. 29).

Measure Assembly (P9- 28).

Station No. 2 Reprime

(pg- 26).

Powder leaks from measure assembly.

Brass washer missing or incorrectly installed on measure assembly.

Grommet missing or damaged on measure assembly.

Install brass washer. Replace grommet.

Measure Assembly

Measure Assembly (pg. 8).

Finished sheel brass not proper size.

Resizing collet out of adjustment.

Adjust closer adjustment nut.

Station No. 1 Resize and Deprime (pg. 25).

Primer not fully seated.

Reprime tube set too high.

Lower reprime tube.

Station No. 2 Reprime

(Pg- 26).

Crimp not deep enough.

Crimp punch adjusted too high.

Shell too full.

Lower crimp punch.

Check hull, wad, powder, and shot combination.

Consult Powder Manual.

Crimp too deep.

Crimp punch adjusted too low.

Shell not full enough.

Raise crimp punch.

Check hull, was, powder, and shot combination.

Consult Powder Manual.

Problem

Cause

Solution

Reference

Opening in center of shell.

Cam set too .high.

Crimp starter out of adjustment.

Lower cam adjustment. Lower crimp starter.

Station No. 4 Crimp Starter Station (pg. 27).

Shell has swirl in crimp.

Cam set too low.

Crimp starter out of adjustment.

Raise cam adjustment. Raise crimp starter.

Station No. 4 Crimp Starter Station (pg. 27).

Improperly formed crimp.

Wrong crimp starter.

Replace crimp starter.

Station No. 4 Crimp Starter Station (pg. 27).

Incorrect shell radius.

Finish die out of adjustment.

Adjust finish die.

Station No. 6 Final Crimp (pg. 28).

Shell bulges above the brass.

Shell overfilled. Cam set too low. Finish die set too low.

Check hull, wad, powder and shot combination.

Raise cam adjustment. Raise finish die.

Consult Powder Manual.

Station No. 6 Final Crimp (pg. 28).

Inaccurate powder or shot charges.

Short travel of charge bar.

Adjust bar actuator.

Measure Assembly (P9- 28).

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    How much pressure push on setting primer on reloader?
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