1. That theshell has dropped to the full bottomof station #1. If the handle "bottoms" part way up in the stroke it is usually an indicator that the shell has not dropped to the bottom of the resize station. Refer to Station # 1 regarding problems in this station.
2. Make sure that a primer has dropped into the carrier and then into the primer seating assembly as the carrie' is advanced.
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. Do not mix shells while loading. Process only one kind of shell with matching components at a time. Mixing shells is sure to cause trouble.
5. Check all shells before loading for defects, split plastic, cracked brass and foreign objects in shell. Each defective shell processed will probably cause trouble and trouble means "down time" not only to remove the defective shell but to clean up the mess that it may have caused.
6. Always oe sure to make a full stroke of the handle. Get accustomed to where the handle "bottoms" and be sure to get a full stroke each time.
7. Anytime that you make a mistake — 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 mistakes to get mixed in with good shells.
8. Never "double stroke" the handle because of an incomplete first stroke, without first checking to see whether any shot or powder has been dropped.
STATION #1 Resize and Deprime.
The collet as it comes from the factory is adjusted to give a dimension that is the same as factory loads. After a period of time, this may require adjustment. To adjust the collet, follow these steps.
1. Remove the shot and powder from the machine. Also remove the loader from the bench or board on which it is mounted.
2. Remove the snap ring on the wad guide rod Photo #31.
3. Lower the handle about half way and swing the wad guide to the right Photo #32.
4. Remove the shell I fter from the collet by reaching under the machine ard raising it with one hand while removing it with the other. Photo #33.
5. Now tip the machine on its side and using a 13/i© socket wrench, loosen the lock nut retaining the collet. The collet is now free to turn down or clockwise for a smaller shell or the opposite for a larger shell. Vs turn changes shell diameter about .001. It is best not to size the head any smaller than is necessary to fit the smallest chamber gun that you shoot.
6. Reverse the above procedure to reassemble.
It is necessary for the shell lifter to be level with the track in which the shells ride around the machine.
To adjust, raise the handle to the top of its stroke. Put a straight edge in the track Photo #34. To raise or lower the lifter, loosen the wad guide slightly (enough so you may turn it on the wad guide rod). Now loosen the lock nut #8036 Photo #35. You may now raise or lower the lifter as required by turning the wad guide rod in or out of the lifter yoke as required.
STATION #2 Reprime.
The only adjustment is to raise or lower the tube #505 C, Photo #36 to accommodate different base wad heights. With a shell in this position, there should be about 3/ie inch of travel at the full bottom of the stroke, Photo #37. If you do not have enough travel at this point, the charge bar may not operate or the primer will not be fully inserted. (If this happens, the machine will not index.) Too much travel will raise handle pressure required or cause the clamp to slip. It can also cause the bar not to lock out. To adjust, loosen the clamp #507 Photo #37 and slide the tube up or down to the required position and retighten.
Photo No. 37
Photo No. 37
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