|In the first station (see Figure
16), brass is resized, deprimed, and then reprimed.
Using the die lock rings provided, screw the sizing die into the toolhead. Raise
the platform and screw the die down until it touches the shellplate. Then back it off
one-half turn. Lower the platform and insert an empty case into Station One and cycle the
operating handle. Now check it for sizing and depriming.
If it looks good, raise the platform so the case is in the die, tighten the lock
ring on the die and tighten the decapping stem. This will keep everything centered.
A note of caution, never attempt to deprime a live primer. An explosion may result.
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|Figure 16 A fully
loaded shellplate, directly below the proper dies. Clockwise from Station One, the
cartridge at this station is reized, deprimed and reprimed. Notice the catridge
retaining spring holding the case in place. Station Two bells the case mouth (pistol only)
and dispenses the powder. Station Three seats the bullet. Station Four crimps the bullet.