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  1. Remove the top screw on the right side from the metal plate attached to the side of the case feed bowl. Then try it. A few bowls had this screw hole in the wrong location, just enough to bend the bowl when assembled. If this corrects it, use the screw hole in the plate as a guide to reinstall the screw.
  2. On the rear of your primer slide, is there a roll pin, or a screw and a brass roller? If you have a roll pin, it is missing the rubber sleeve that goes over it. Go to an automotive supply store, buy a foot of 1/8" automotive vacuum hose. Slice off enough tubing to just cover the roll pin. That will give you the additional movement your primer slide needs to pick up a primer.
  3. The shellplate should be fully rotated and held in place by the detent ball before the primer seater begins pushing the primer up. If you don't have an index alignment tool, the steel tube that was referred to earlier in this thread, please email us your name and address and request one. It sounds like the indexing cam, located on the left side of the frame, is not aligned. To start , it needs to go further towards the back of your bench, to cause the shellplate to be fully advanced.
  4. If the primer disc is over-rotating, then the primer index arm is in need of replacement. Phone or email us for a warranty replacement. Usually under indexing is the problem, not over indexing.
  5. For 9mm, either a crimped case wasn't swaged, or a spent primer was still in the primer pocket.
  6. The steel primer feed housing is rated for one explosion, but not more than that. #20773. The primer magazine tube, #22031 (large primer), and the primer station retaining tab, #12930 are usually what need replacing. The primer slides almost never suffer any damage. Just use a scotchbrite pad to remove any carbon buildup. The most common cause for an explosion while loading 45ACP is when a small primer case sneaks in.
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    Time to upgrade....Dillon or Mark 7?

    I don't see Dillon customers impuning the quality of Mark 7 products. As far as Country of Origin on parts go, the cordset, rocker switch, and possibly the microswitch on the case feeder are made in China. The microswitch comes from a French company, they probably subcontract the part. Non-heat-treated nuts and bolts could have origins in any one of 7 or 8 countries, including America or China. They packaging states it could be made an any a bunch of listed countries. All other parts are American made. I suspect Mark 7 uses many of the same sources. My job at Dillon is to answer customer questions, and refute any falsehoods regarding our equipment. I'm told I look like a gruff billy goat.
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    Those dillon dies

    The e-clips are a standard 1/4" size, available at any hardware store. If you email us, we will mail a few to you.
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    Time to upgrade....Dillon or Mark 7?

    donttreadonme, I suggest you edit your post. Dillon reloading equipment is made in the United States of America. You might research the definition of Libel as well.
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    Square deal B price

    Used Dillon reloading equipment typically sells for 80-85% of current retail value. The warranty goes with the machine, only lost parts are not covered under warranty on used Square Deals.
  11. We recommend using paste car wax, applied to steel non-moving parts to act as a moisture barrier. Inexpensive is fine. Use a paper towel to wipe any moisture/ finger prints off, then apply using a cotton swab, paper towel, whathaveyou.
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    Dillon Refurb Service

    RL1050s have a one year warranty. We do offer a clean & lube service for them, for $229.95 plus the cost of major replacement parts. The fee also covers shipping the loader back to you, (in the lower 48 States) but does not cover your costs to ship it to us.
  13. Push down on the edge of the shellplate at station 4. If it feels springy, then the shellplate bolt is too loose. The shellplate should still index clockwise with light effort. It helps to grease the top of the shellplate where the bolt head contacts it. After properly adjusting the shellplate bolt, remember to snug the brass-tipped set screw to prevent the bolt from tightening as the shellplate rotates.
  14. The Dillon 1050 powder funnel for 45ACP is a tapered cone. The Mr. Bulletfeeder funnel has a stepped funnel with parallel sides, which goes down inside the case mouth partway to widen the top of the neck as well as flare the case mouth.
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    550B COAL variation?

    The variation is in your components. .004" spread is very tight. Up to +/- .010" is typical of round nose projectiles and mixed brass.