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Taking 650 apart - some potential issues


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Borrowed a friend's alignment tool to see if it would help resolve an issue I've been having with alignment of shellplate and primer disc (http://www.brianenos.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=215738). At first I thought it was the primer disc, but realized it could also be where the shellplate indexes to, so I borrowed the alignment tool (the larger alignment tool, not the small one that sits on the primer punch - I've already used that, and have maxed out movement on the indexer block and the primer punch is still toward one edge of the shellplate slot).

Anyway, I removed the platform and noticed a portion of the platform that makes up the hole that the index ball and spring sit in is gouged out. I'm assuming this is not the design.

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Not sure if it is a problem, since there is still enough metal for the spring to sit in.

Also noticed the index return spring is quite kinked. I've got a spare in the parts kit, but didn't know if this is normal for the spring once it's in use.

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The platform is how we designed it, so powder and trash won't gum up the ball. Phone or email us for a replacement spring.

:cheers:

Yeah, once I saw how the spring was attached, it was pretty obvious that kinked spring was not as it should be.

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