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  1. Yes, I have used it for a long time and it works well for me. It's easy to apply (just be sure to let it dry before use) and easy to remove when cleaning the primer system.
  2. Just a point of clarification: when you say, "He opened it up a tiny bit...", what did he open up? Thanks.
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  4. What kind of tape should be used? All the best. Thanks.
  5. Are you using case lube (e.g., Hornady One Shot) on your brass prior to reloading? If not, it may be worth a try. Had an identical problem with CCI small pistol primers, and spraying with case lube resolved it. One other thought: have you cleaned your resizing-depriming die in Station-1 recently? If not, residue in the die body may be contributing to the "sticky motion" at Station-1. That motion may be partially dislodging the primer from the primer cup and resulting in its seating abnormally. Hope this helps. Best wishes.
  6. Look at your Dillon 550b Instruction Manual that came with your press On page 7 you will see a heading (righthand column) entitled "To Begin Reloading." This section and relevant photos continue on pages 8 and 9 of the manual. This will explain the reason for your problem and how to resolve it. Here is the link to the Instruction Manual: http://dillonhelp.com/Dillon Manual PDFs/Dillon-RL550B-September-2010.pdf Hope this helps. Best wishes.
  7. @SCTaylor Will you please tell us... How many grains of E3? Which 125 grain bullet and profile? Which pistol? Velocity? Thank you, sir.
  8. @wtturn Thanks for the data from your Glock 34. What COL did you use for that truncated cone bullet?
  9. Wet a gun cleaning patch with alcohol (or other degreaser) and push it through your crimp die. Depending on how you have it set, you may find that it's creating some of these tiny brass shavings. Hope this helps.
  10. Regarding the suggestion that something may be amiss with one or more of your dies (see Livin_cincy above): You may wish to consider doing the following: --Slightly loosen all the die locking rings --Place empty cases in all four stations --Raise the shell plate so that the cases fully enter the dies --Tighten the die locking rings. This ensures (as much as it's possible to do so) that one achieves correct alignment of dies, cases, and shell plate. I do not own a Square Deal B, and there may be some reason why this suggestion does not apply to that particular press. If so, someone will correct me. Best wishes. Hope this helps.
  11. I have had the Dillon case feeder on a 550b for many years. I load 9mm and .45ACP, and it has functioned almost flawlessly for me. The keys to having it function correctly involve installation, routine maintenance, and common sense operation. --Installation: this requires attention to detail (i.e., following the instructions precisely) and a modicum of manual dexterity. Initially, a certain amount of tweaking is needed to get everything aligned and secured (with bolts). --Maintenance: it is important to clean the aluminum channel through which the case travels on its way to the shell plate (it is easily removed for cleaning). The shell plate and the primer system also must be clean because they are integral to the process of getting a case in place so that it can be resized and primed in Station-1. These are things that one does whether or not a case feeder is present. --Operation: the most important thing is not to overload the case feeder bowl. Trying to put too many cases in the bowl a one time can cause difficulty. (I usually put 100 cases at a time, but I think putting 200 would not be unreasonable.) I would never want to be without this case feeder. Hope this information is helpful to you. Kindest regards...
  12. Quote: "One has fired thousands of 147gr American Eagle ammo, which has a truncated cone and a flat tip, with no issues." Have you measured the COL of the commercial ammo and compared it the COL of your handloads?
  13. Paul, Many people on this Forum will tell you from personal experience that round nose bullets are much easier to load than those with a flat-nose, particularly early on in the reloading process. Get some round nose bullets and put a smile on your face. You'll be glad you did. All the best...
  14. The 124gr ROUND NOSE bullets will indeed chamber at a much longer COL. However, the 124gr JACKETED HOLLOW POINT bullets have such a different profile that they will not plunk and spin at longer COL. The reload data for COL with round nose bullets does not generalize to jacketed hollow point bullets. Look at the 2nd post in this thread (from bandw1dth) and you will see that the COL he reported is 1.08".
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