Dillon 450 issue

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

  1. tlfreek

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

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