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Dillon 450 issue

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by tlfreek, Mar 30, 2014.

  1. tlfreek

    tlfreek Vancouver WA Active Member

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    Hey guys,

    I have a small but irritating problem with my dillon which just recently started happening. basically when I index the stage the bolt that holds the shell plate in place tightens with each index until it gets so tight I cannot turn it. I have taken the thing apart many times, I am not sure what is occurring all the pieces that should be there are there (I think). here is the setup.

    • on the surface that the shell plate sits there is a bearing with a spring under it - this moves freely.
    • shell plate on top
    • indexing mechanism that connects to the shell plate on top of that
    • bolt through the whole shebang that has a machined surface where the plate and indexing disk sit.

    any ideas?
     
  2. Nickb

    Nickb Moxee Active Member

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    There should be a set screw on the side of the ram that locks the bolt from rotating after you set your desired "tension"
     
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  3. evltwn

    evltwn Gold Hill Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Yep, after you get the tension where you want it, raise the ram and tighten the set screw on the left side of the ram.
     
  4. motoman98

    motoman98 Gresham, OR Active Member

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    Might be worth calling Dillon and ask for a copy of the manual: 1-800-762-3845
     
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  5. tlfreek

    tlfreek Vancouver WA Active Member

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    yup that's it - thanks guys. must have been lucky these past years with it not slipping.