g56 Posted September 4, 2015 Share Posted September 4, 2015 I've been loading on a RL550 for 30 years, but just recently treated myself to a new 650. Yesterday afternoon I changed it back to 9mm and ran off 200 9mm loads using WW231 powder. Near the end of the run I noticed powder on the shell plate around one of the locations, only one cartridge location. This machine indexes smoothly, it doesn't spill powder, I'm guessing there was somewhere in the area of 1-2 grains by weight of powder just around that one location, I have NEVER had that happen ever in all that time on a Dillon. Now I'm trying to figure out what the heck happened, 231 flows so well I wouldn't expect a bridge in the powder measure making the powder drop late and miss the case, or the thing that scares me is the possibility for some unknown reason I might have gotten an interuption, somehow managed ro drop a double charge which overflowed the case, maybe even a little off the top when I put a bullet on the case for seating. With the auto indexing I don't see how that could have happened, but there were a few interuptions where I had to stop to fix some small problem, which is always the place where a mistake can be made. I don't have a powder check die, it looks like I might want to go ahead and order one. The thought of possibly pulling down 200 rounds to check for a double charge or a squib is disturbing, but I don't like the idea of a small grenade sitting in one of those boxes just waiting to destroy a pistol. Any ideas on what might have happened or an easy way to sort through that bunch? I tried to search for a similar problem but kept getting a "Server error". Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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