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  1. Dillon will continue to replace small parts, such as springs, ring indexers, nylon parts, etc, without requiring the damaged parts be sent in. On some larger parts, such as shellplates, powder measures, we reserve the right to have the damaged part sent in first, before a replacement is sent. This allows us to ensure the part being replaced is actually a Dillon OEM part, that the part was damaged or broken, and not lost (lost parts are not covered under warranty), and that the damage is not due to misuse (such as adding a auto drive), and so R&D can examine the damage, to see if changes should be made to a part design.
  2. For those interested, the XL750 manual is now added to the Dillon website; https://www.dillonprecision.com/manuals.html
  3. Try operating the primer index arm manually, by pushing it counter-clockwise. Does the disc rotate far enough for the detent ball to click into place? If not, then the index arm is damaged. If it does line up with manual operation, examine the black nylon cam bolted to the right side of the front part of the frame. It is possible this was damaged to a point where it no longer forces the index arm all the way over. If this appears to be the case, put a piece of cardboard behind the cam to shim it outboard, so you can load for now. Then contact us for a replacement. Be sure the axle pin that the primer disc and index arm pivot around is greased. If it's too dry, the primer index arm can fail to come back fully.
  4. You'll need case lube, as this is a bottleneck case. Cases typically require trimming every 2 or 3 firings. If you're shooting the rounds from a lever action, it may require more frequent trimming due to the bolt lockup design. A case mouth chamfering tool is important. 30-30 cases have a long neck, and are relatively soft. Deburring and chamfering the inside of the case mouth will prevent collapsing the shoulder if seating flat based bullets. Overall, 30-30 is an easy cartridge to load. If you have any questions during setup, please contact us directly.
  5. Flare your case mouth a bit more. For plated bullets, we suggest flaring cases to .020" larger than a sized, unflared case mouth measures. Separating seating and crimping is always a good idea.
  6. We've seen this with some of the finer ball powders. Some ball powders have a tin coating on the powder, and occasionally a harder granule of powder fits between the powder bar and spacer and rolls back and forth. Usually we see this with H-110/W296. It could be one of the faster Accurate Arms pistol powders as well. Contact us for a thicker spacer bar and a replacement powder bar.
  7. At a 2-3% rate, I would suspect the components, not the machine. Are the smeared primers occurring on the same headstamp?
  8. Plastic welding rod is available in the correct diameter to fit inside the small primer tube. The hazard in a metal rod is it can potentially become an accidental firing pin.
  9. Due to an unforeseen manufacturing delay, the release of the CP2000 & RL1100 will be delayed until mid-summer. Just one of the acceptable consequences of manufacturing in America. We sincerely apologize for the delay, and thank you for your continued patience.
  10. Some of my favorite shooting memories involve Vic at the various IRCs, when he and the Hogue family would play practical jokes on each other. Always friendly, yet a serious competitior who was probably the second fastest revolver shooter in the world, right behind Jerry Miculek. The range hasn't been the same without him.
  11. RL1100 is $1999.95 in most calibers, CP2000 is $1599.95
  12. Be sure that the powder bar fully travels to the opposite side of the powder measure BEFORE the handle bottoms out. If you try to minimize case flaring , it is possible that the powder bar is not going full travel. We suggest a minimum case flaring of .010" larger than a sized, unflared case mouth measures, to ensure complete movement of the powder bar. If the powder bar does not go completely over, then some powder remains in the cavity, and can vibrate out as the case is pulled off of the powder funnel. Next, push down on the edge of the shellplate at station 4. If it feels springy, then the shellplate bolt needs to be a bit tighter. THis reduces any vibrations to the shellplate that can occur when the detent ball clicks into place.
  13. How old is your 550? Machines made from the mid-1990s and earlier have some clearance issues. We use a die grinder to modify the frame for proper clearance, then use touchup paint.
  14. Do you need to swage 6mm cases, or just open the case mouth a little? If swaging, use the 223 backup rod #13332 to hold the case down. To expand the case mouth, the 12070 is correct. This rod is not intended to hold the cae down for swaging, only for expanding the case neck.
  15. We're just waiting on some parts to arrive. New parts have to be scheduled in alongside other parts, so it's taking longer than we initially thought to get some of the remaining parts made.
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