|At this point youre anxious to finish your assembly and start
cranking out rounds. But for your own safety, stop now and read the following:
1. Never operate the machine without ear and eye
2. NEVER DECAP LIVE
PRIMERS. See Problem 3,
in the troubleshooting section of this manual, on how to
handle live primers safely.
3. Reloading small arms ammunition involves the
use of highly explosive primers and powder. Handling these materials is inherently
dangerous. You should recognize this danger and take certain minimum precautions to lessen
your exposure to injury.
4. Always wear safety glasses. E-mail our
customer service department, email@example.com, or call toll free at
° 800-762-3845 or 602-948-8009
° Fax 602-998-2786
° Open 7-6 MST, M-F; 8-3 Sat.
for information on the wide variety of shooting/safety glasses
that Dillon has to offer.
5. Never smoke or consume alcohol while
operating the machine or while handling reloading components.
6. Avoid maximum loads and pressures at all
times. Use only recommended loads from manuals and information supplied by reliable
component manufacturers and suppliers.
Since Dillon Precision has no control over the components which may be used on
their equipment, no responsibility is implied or assumed for results obtained through the
use of any such components.
7. Every 50-100 rounds, perform periodic quality
control checks on the ammunition being produced. Check the amount of powder being dropped
||8. Keep the work area clear of loose powder or other
Never attempt to force primers through the magazine by
pushing or tamping, an explosion may occur. The primer magazine (#13673) is covered by a shield. The purpose of this shield is to
protect the operator from injury in case of a primer explosion. Do not attempt to remove
this magazine shield.
Do not mount primer turrets on the RL 550B. These devices do not save time and can
be extremely dangerous. They place up to 1,000 primers in unprotected plastic tubes right
in front of the operators face.
NOTE: If a primer should become lodged in a primer
magazine or pick-up tube, deactivate the primers that are in the tube. Do this by filling
the tube with oil, WD-40 or CRC lubricating solution. After you have done this, throw the
tube away and call us for a new one, which we will ship to you at no charge.
10. Load only when you can give your complete
attention to the loading process. Dont watch television or try to carry on a
conversation and load at the same time. Watch the automatic systems operate and make sure
they are functioning properly. If you are interrupted or must leave and come back to your
loading, always inspect the cases at every station to insure that the proper operations
have been accomplished.
11. Keep components and ammunition out of reach
12. Never have more than one type of powder in
your reloading area at a time. The risk of a mix-up is too great. Keep powder containers
13. Inspect brass prior to reloading for flaws,
cracks, splits or defects. Cull these out before reloading.