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Post by Christopher Miceli on Thu Feb 04, 2016 12:07 pm

When i reload my 45 on my 550b  new brass or super clean brass tends to stick on the powder funnel below the bell. It can get a little violent on the press to get it unstuck. I end up having to scotch brite the funnel to get the brass streaks off of it.  That  will last for a bit then starts sticking sooner or later.   Anyone having this issue?

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Re: Dillon powder funnel sticking

Post by james r chapman on Thu Feb 04, 2016 12:12 pm

I tumble my brass in cob and a little cleaner that leaves them clean and slick.

You can try dipping a few in graphite

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Post by STEVE SAMELAK on Thu Feb 04, 2016 12:16 pm

Hornady One Shot case lube?
I give a very slight mist on a large pile

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Post by BE Mike on Thu Feb 04, 2016 12:35 pm

Christopher Miceli wrote:When i reload my 45 on my 550b  new brass or super clean brass tends to stick on the powder funnel below the bell. It can get a little violent on the press to get it unstuck. I end up having to scotch brite the funnel to get the brass streaks off of it.  That  will last for a bit then starts sticking sooner or later.   Anyone having this issue?
Spray on case lube will help the problem. It also helps the sizing operation when using new brass.

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Post by jglenn21 on Thu Feb 04, 2016 12:36 pm

when you clean your brass try adding a cap full of Liquid Nu Finish car wax... it helps polish the brass and leaves a bit of polish on the cases...

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Post by Christopher Miceli on Thu Feb 04, 2016 12:51 pm

will do, i was thinking i might try and a bit off the funnel below the bell where its sticking.  But i will give these ideas a try first.

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Post by JIMPGOV on Thu Feb 04, 2016 1:07 pm

IF YOU CONTACT STARLINE. THEY WILL RESHAPE YOUR POWDER DROP/FLAIR TO REDUCE / ELIMINATE THE PROBLEM. THEY DO THE 9MM ALSO. IT'S IN THEIR FAQS. JP

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Post by mspingeld on Thu Feb 04, 2016 1:31 pm

Starline polished my flare. It helped but did not solve the problem completely. Like Steve Samelak and BE Mike I mist the clean cases with Hornady Case Lube. It works.

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Post by jmdavis on Thu Feb 04, 2016 3:14 pm

A spritz of Dillon case lube before loading. I let that dry for some period between an hour and a couple of days and then reload. This is particularly important with NEW brass and handy with Wet tumbled brass as well.

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Post by rreid on Fri Feb 05, 2016 10:45 pm

I've had the same problem ever since I got the 550. I think I'm going to give one of these a try:  http://www.cedhk.com/shop/products/Mr.BulletFeeder-by-DAA-Powder-Funnel-for-Pistol.html
It's supposed to be contoured like the Lyman M die.

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Post by LenV on Sat Feb 06, 2016 12:17 am

I use the "don't force it use a bigger hammer" technique. New brass almost always sticks when I expand the case and drop powder in. I use a Lee classic turret press but the problem is the same. I solved (for a value of solve) the problem by moving a small wood box in front of the press. If I have a stuck case I am able to put my foot on the box and use my leg to help raise the arm smoothly. The smooth application of brute force. I suppose I should try one of the above mentioned methods of lubrication but this has always worked for me. YMMV

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Post by james r chapman on Sat Feb 06, 2016 8:40 am

Len, it's old school "leverage"

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Post by jglenn21 on Sat Feb 06, 2016 11:44 am

something you re-discover in your "advanced" years Shocked

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Post by jmdavis on Sat Feb 06, 2016 11:56 am

Leverage is my solution of last resort. But, since I have been lubing the cases I haven't really needed it.

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Re: Dillon powder funnel sticking

Post by Christopher Miceli on Sat Feb 06, 2016 1:08 pm

Ordered a tapered power funnel , and have the dillon funnel off to starline.  I'm just lazy and don't want to lube cases Smile

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Post by mspingeld on Sat Feb 06, 2016 2:05 pm

Sorry Christopher to be the bearer of bad news. I bought the DAA funnel. It was better but I still ended up lubing the brass.

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Post by Christopher Miceli on Sat Feb 06, 2016 2:12 pm

i went with one made by this seller for 45acp  

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Universal-Pistol-Powder-Funnel-for-Dillon-450-550-650-For-Tall-Cases-/321979329873?hash=item4af776ad51:g:0W8AAOSwa-dWm-Ae

hopefully it works...if not i will be lubing cases it seems

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Post by STEVE SAMELAK on Sat Feb 06, 2016 2:27 pm

It's not like doing rifle cases.
A quick mist over a couple hundred cases is all it takes.

A little goes a looooong way

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Post by Otiso on Sat Feb 06, 2016 5:23 pm

jmdavis wrote:A spritz of Dillon case lube before loading. I let that dry for some period between an hour and a couple of days and then reload. This is particularly important with NEW brass and handy with Wet tumbled brass as well.

Does it completely dry with no flakes sticking to the sides? I ended up sending my powder through expander to starline for the mod and it helped, but on unfired brass I still got galling and plating of the die still. I have this problem with the lyman M die with new brass too. I used hornady one shot on some .357 brass and it never dried....got lots of powder sticking to the sides.

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Post by Dave C. on Mon Feb 08, 2016 12:19 pm

The problem goes away if you tumble your new or obsessively cleaned cases in corn cob or walnut media.  The small amount of media dust, or in the case of fired brass burnt powder residue is enough to stop the galling at the size die and at the expander.  And it's free.

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Post by STEVE SAMELAK on Mon Feb 08, 2016 12:45 pm

Otiso wrote:
jmdavis wrote:A spritz of Dillon case lube before loading. I let that dry for some period between an hour and a couple of days and then reload. This is particularly important with NEW brass and handy with Wet tumbled brass as well.

Does it completely dry with no flakes sticking to the sides? I ended up sending my powder through expander to starline for the mod and it helped, but on unfired brass I still got galling and plating of the die still. I have this problem with the lyman M die with new brass too. I used hornady one shot on some .357 brass and it never dried....got lots of powder sticking to the sides.
JMO if the one-shot didn't dry, you used too much
I layout enough cases to cover a Frisbee & give it just a quick shot & don't do it again for abt 500 cases.

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Post by jmdavis on Mon Feb 08, 2016 12:48 pm

I do a quick spray on the cases on their side and then shake them up for a minute and let it dry. You don't really get lube inside the case, with the exception of a little on the lip and that area doesn't get powder. 

If you spray inside the cases (i.e. cases turned up rather than on their side, you could suffer from powder sticking. It doesn't take much lube.

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Post by Jerry Keefer on Tue Feb 09, 2016 11:46 am

In almost 30 years of running my 1050, I haven't  had that problem... But, if I did, and it persisted even after polishing to a mirror finish, I would set the funnel up and increase the angel a degree or two at a time until it alleviated the problem.. My funnels are measuring at 15 degrees on the side..

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Post by Christopher Miceli on Tue Feb 09, 2016 12:22 pm



This is after i took a scotchbrite pad to it. You can kinda see the lines where it is catching.

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Post by Jerry Keefer on Tue Feb 09, 2016 12:41 pm

Oh.. I see how that can create a problem..This is  an old 1050 part

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