1. Do not mix shell types or sizes while loading. Process only one kind of shell with matching components at a time. Mixing shells is sure to cause trouble.
2. Check all shells for defects, split plastic, cracked brass, and foreign objects before placing in machine. Each defective shell processed will probably cause trouble and trouble means "downtime" not only to remove the defective shell but to clean up the mess that it may have caused.
3. Do not run out of shot, powder, or primers. Develop a regular sequence for replacing these components. (Example: every four boxes of shells, primers must be added - every eight boxes, shot and powder must be replenished.) Also, remove the spent primers from under the machine each 400 rounds.
4. Make sure that a primer has dropped into the carrier and then into the primer seating assembly as the carrier is advanced.
5. Always be sure to make a full stroke of the reloader.
6. Never "double stroke" the reloader because of an incomplete first stroke, without first checking to see Figure 39 whether any shot or powder has been dropped.
7. If you notice unusual resistance on the downstroke - stop. Return the handle to the top of the stroke and locate the problem. Failure to do so will result in damage to the machine.
8. Anytime that you make a mistake or something goes wrong - stop. Tip the measure back, lock the bar to the left, unload all shells from the machine, open them and remove the contents before starting over. Do not allow incomplete or incorrectly loaded shells to get mixed in with good shells. To remove individual shells or empty the carrier, refer to IF YOU HAVE TROUBLE, beginning on page 18.
Important: Do not operate the reloader with the measure tipped back and the containers installed. Remove containers when operating reloader with measure tipped back.
During the reloading process, problems may occur or you may notice unusual resistance on the downstroke. If this happens, stop the reloading process and locate the problem. It is best to remove partially reloaded shells, empty their contents, and begin the reloading process again.
If the carrier fails to rotate completely to the next position due to a primer becoming lodged and not dropping properly into primer seating assembly, simply push down slightly on the upper cam bracket, Figure 41, to back up the shell carrier allowing the primer to drop properly into the seating assembly. When the primer is seated properly, release the upper cam bracket allowing the shell carrier to advance normally. Continue reloading.
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