reloading of small arms ammunition involves the use of high explosive primers and powder.
The handling of these materials is inherently dangerous. The operator should recognize
this danger and take certain minimum precautions to lessen their exposure to injury.
1. Always wear safety glasses. Dillon sells
excellent safety/shooting glasses.
2. Never smoke while operating the
3. Use only recommended loads from
manuals or information supplied by reliable component manufacturers and suppliers. Since
Dillon Precision has no control over the components which may be used on its equipment, no
responsibility is implied or assumed for results obtained through use of any such
4. Avoid maximum loads and pressures at
5. Perform periodic quality control
checks on the ammunition being producedevery 50-100 rounds. Check for
6. Keep the work
area clear of loose powder or other flammable residue.
7. Never attempt to force primers
through the magazine by pushing or tamping, as 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.
8. Load only when you can give your
complete attention to the loading process. Don't 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.
9. Keep components and ammunition out
of reach of children.
10. Keep powder containers closed.
11. 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.