brian45acp Posted August 13, 2022 Share Posted August 13, 2022 I’m trying to find as many dies as possible which would hold the shell plate down for consistency. I just got the FFB shell plate and adjusted it as instructed. It floats higher that the OEM and has a space underneath which makes sense as it cycles around to reduce drag and wear. But when you down stroke the handle the dies will then need to hold it down to the base for consistency. I want to hold my shell plate down so I get nice primer seating depth and no plate flex. Right now I have the LEE undersize die and the FCD both threaded down and touch the shell plate to hold it. Those are both at the first and last station so to triangulate pressure I have the Everglades primer hold down die as well. The swage station has the backer die which also holds the shell plate down as well but not in the same way I would like which is the die threaded down to touch the shell plate. I think the only other die to hold the shell plate would be a seating die but I don’t know which one would thread down to touch the shell plate like the FCD and sizing die then still allow for seating depth adjustment. Please let me know what you guys think. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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