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Post by radjag on 10/8/2020, 9:29 pm

My XL650 was rather eccentric, but after a major internal organ transplant it is now much better.

I then found that the case feeder was choking regularly, Alex P provided an initial solution, then just recently forum member "Expendable" suggested that I should read the manual. I think he should change his tag line to "Mr. Sensible" Laughing

I do admit that I had not read or referred to the case feeder manual - I then did that. in addition to discovering the correct "groove" for this component (thank you TonyH - this is an adults only thread please Evil or Very Mad):-
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But I also then discovered that I had not noticed that the Feeder has a threaded insert at the back for an adjusting bolt:-
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Since I now use the feeder on both the XL650 and my Lee APP I went to Ace and bought a plastic knob with a 1/4 stud and used that.
Tightened it up and set the feeder perfectly in line above the press. Excellent, huge improvement.

But, when I then switched it over to my Lee APP rig, I ran into the same choking problem as before. Happens that I needed to empty the feeder of one type of brass and tried running it to dump the brass into a bin. I then realised what the problem was. The black steel case feeder support tube on every Dillon press is roughly plumb, but when you tighten the screw at the back it very slightly changes the attitude of the feeder so that it is slightly tipped back. Makes a huge difference Shocked

So, I corrected the eccentricity, adjusted the bad attitude, feeding is now consistent and the Dillon is smiling again. Yay!

Till the next little glitch. Now where's that manual. lol!


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Post by mikemyers on 10/8/2020, 10:05 pm

"When all else fails, read the manual...."
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Post by LenV on 10/8/2020, 10:39 pm

The manual comes third. Right after LFH and BFH.
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Post by radjag on 10/8/2020, 11:55 pm

Len, I admit that I had to look up LFH and BFH.

Back in the day, in the old country, my father, who hailed from Lancashire, but moved south and married a "Brummie" (a native of Birmingham - then the centre of the gun and many other industries in Europe) had a good command of the vernacular.

The BFH was in those days known as a "Birmingham Screwdriver"! Or, using the local vernacular from that era '"A Brummagem Screwdriver".

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Post by Schaumannk on 10/9/2020, 9:10 am

Back in the day, in the old country, my father, who hailed from “Lancashire, but moved south and married a "Brummie" (a native of Birmingham - then the centre of the gun and many other industries in Europe) had a good command of the vernacular.”


My great grandmother was born in Birmingham.  We are probably cousins. 

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