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1050 primer tube assembly.

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So I wore out my last little blue tip for the primer tube on my 1050, since I couldn’t find any locally I tried the assembly from my 650 with the brass tip and finished up the last few hundred rounds I needed to load and it worked perfectly. Any reason to go back to using the other one?

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I THINK I was told by Dillon that it was a safety related design decision.
Greater chance of primer ignition.




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I just did some searching, it appears that it's pretty common, I think I'll run with it for awhile and see what happens.

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Report back down the road.
Curious
I run an Ammobot so I am hesitant to try as my blue tip lasts a long time.



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The general consensus that I have see, from those that have been reloading a lot more that I, recommend to NOT use the brass tip on a 1050.  If you do, you are setting yourself up for a primer stack detonation.  The blue primer tips are designed to be  usable commodity and replace fairly often, to prevent this from happening.

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A jammed primer pulled back under the primer tube in a 1050 should break the blue tip and avoid a detonation of the column of primers, so it is a key safety item. The inflexible brass tip from the 650 could supply enough resistance to detonate a jammed primer. Not worth the risk to save a few cents.

 

A simpler long term fix is to work out why primers are damaging the blue tip. For me, I replaced the white retaining tab with a bent retaining wire to hold the case in place at the priming station and I have experienced zero primer misfeeds since the change. Everyone told me the tab had no relationship to jams, to look at alignment, to use shims,  etc. Then Dillon moves to a spring wire instead of a retaining tab on the new presses. Like minds.

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29 minutes ago, ClayBuster said:

I don't think I've ever actually broke one, they just seem to wear out.  I'll get a couple dozen ordered. 

Have you found a part number for the blue tip? Damn if I can

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6 minutes ago, Brooke said:

Have you found a part number for the blue tip? Damn if I can

 

PRIMER MAGAZINE ORIFICE(BLUE)- PART # 14024

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