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I have had the bullet feeder on my Dillon 650 for about six months. 

 I has been flawless. Non upside down bullet or miss feeds. 

 Used the press last week to load 5-600 rounds no problem. 

 I sat down to load some practice ammo for this week and nothing but bullets hitting me in the head and upside down bullets. Nothing has changed. 

 The only thing that is different is we put a wood stove in the basement where I load. 

 I can not figure out what changed, no else goes near my bullet room. 

 Any thoughts

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You probably have a bullet stuck behind your "pawl" thing, for lack of better term.  The part I am referring to is the J shaped piece that kicks bullets out of the notches if they are just lying in at an angle.    Sometimes a bullet that is lying on the adjustable flipper ramp will have a similar effect. 

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I would have the same problem if I put more than about 100 bullets in.  A bullet would get stuck behind the "pawl thing" chevrofreak mentioned.  I added this to my feeder and the problem ceased completely even if I put a decent amount of bullets in it. 

 

https://rangepanda.com/collections/misc-products/products/mr-bullet-feeder-guide

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I checked no bullet under the flipper. 

 The bullets that are upside down are falling out of the wheel now. The used to ride along and get turned right side up. 

 I didn't have time to mess with it today. Hopefully tomorrow evening I will have some time to try to figure out what changed. 

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2 hours ago, Jsjac said:

I checked no bullet under the flipper. 

 The bullets that are upside down are falling out of the wheel now. The used to ride along and get turned right side up. 

 I didn't have time to mess with it today. Hopefully tomorrow evening I will have some time to try to figure out what changed. 

Get above the bullet feeder or lower it so you can watch it run. It’s pretty obvious what’s going on when you can see.

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I got it working again. 

 I got above the feeder so I could watch it. 

 I added a shim and turned the long ramp in a little bit. 

 I ran around 250 bullets into a cup with no upside down bullets.

 Then I loaded 350 practice bullets with no problems. 

 I am glad I got it working again. 

 Not sure why things changed. 

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2 hours ago, Jsjac said:

I got it working again. 

 I got above the feeder so I could watch it. 

 I added a shim and turned the long ramp in a little bit. 

 I ran around 250 bullets into a cup with no upside down bullets.

 Then I loaded 350 practice bullets with no problems. 

 I am glad I got it working again. 

 Not sure why things changed. 

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