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Strange Mishap on Dillon 650

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With all the rain this weekend, I put in a couple of good reloading sessions yesterday and today.  I was on my last couple dozen rounds when my U-die decapping pin pierced through a primer and was pulled out of the collet bushing.  After many thousands of rounds, that was the first time that has ever happened.......weird.

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 Good pin design at least.  At least you weren't forced to dig through your stash of spare stuff to find a tiny bag of wee pins that snap off.

 

Hasn't happened to me in a long while either.  Now that I said that....

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I have had it pushed up ..hitting a steel case that looked like the nickel I was running..but never pulled out?

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It was weird and of course the case couldn't rotate with the pin sticking down, it was a mess for a few minutes.   Nothing like experience to make you a better reloader.  After loading around 3000 rounds this weekend, I caught myself thinking about a bullet feeder.  I'm really not a high volume shooter, but that would make things a lot faster if they don't cause a lot more tinkering.  The RF-100 has been an amazing addition.  i LOVE it.

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Get the bullet feeder! I got the KISS (Granddaddy to MBF) in 2007. I saw it at Area 2 and had to have it. 11 years now. Minimal screwing around. When I went on my recent trip to IL/FL I loaded some ammo for my friend on his 650 w/o MBF. Very annoying. With your RF, you should really be cutting back on your reloading time.

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Definitely get the bullet feeder.  I was having issues with bullets dropping upside down from the bullet feeder shaking since it was mounted to my case feeder.    I solved that by hanging it from the ceiling.  I havent had a single upside down bullet since I did it!

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27 minutes ago, chevrofreak said:

Definitely get the bullet feeder.  I was having issues with bullets dropping upside down from the bullet feeder shaking since it was mounted to my case feeder.    I solved that by hanging it from the ceiling.  I havent had a single upside down bullet since I did it!

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Yes, you will have to adjust a tab bit depending on the bullet.  Its pretty simple process and these videos make it pretty clear.  http://www.mrbulletfeeder.com/video-tutorials/   The video on the nose guide is super valuable.   

 

You do need a stable bench, but this should be true even without the BF.  My bench absolutely does not move or shake.

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The MBF definitely works better with certain bullets. I have a heck of a time getting it to drop only one at a time using Xtreme 124 HP’s. If I adjust per the videos it drops no bullets. Just adjusting a fraction of an inch and it drops two. Every other bullet I have tried works flawless

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115gr round nose can stick in the tube of the feeder a bit because they get tilted.   The flat nose and JHP bullets stack like lego's, and longer bullets like 147 rn work great.   

 

I found a good setting for my MBF and I rarely have to tweak anything on it anymore when switching bullets. 

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Back to the U-die situation.....I was having problems with the pin being gradually pushed up. Spoke with the mfg. and it was suggested to :

A. Put a bevel on the end of the pin to eliminate sucking the primers back up. B: rough up the top of the pin where it’s clamped...course emery cloth.C. Make sure the pin is clamped as tight as possible after cleaning.

A 3 ideas worked for me....just passing this along............

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