1: When a cartridge is fired, it expands. The carbide resizer returns it to
factory dimensions. The primer decap pin knocks out the old primer and deposits it into
the spent primer cup.
No adjustments are ever necessary at this station.
Station 2: As you recall, when you press forward on the
handle you will seat the primer, but that's not all that's happening here. As the
cartridge goes up into the powder measure it encounters a powder funnel that slightly
"bells" the mouth of the cartridge - this bell or flare enables you to start
your bullet easier at Station 3. As the powder funnel is carried upward by the cartridge
it will operate your automatic powder measure and dispense the amount of powder chosen.
Two adjustments are possible here. The amount of bell has been adjusted at the
factory; however, you may increase or decrease the amount of bell by simply screwing the
powder die into or out of the toolhead. (See Figure 14.)
The second adjustment is the most important of the entire loading sequence
must be approached with a great deal of caution. You must adjust your powder measure to
meter the proper weight of powder in grains for the load you've selected from a powder
manufacturer's chart or reloading manual.
Cycle your empty cartridge into Station 2. Turning the adjusting screw as shown on Figure 13 will open or close the powder insert. Fill the powder
measure with the powder of your choice. Cycle your primed practice round into Station 2 to
activate the powder measure. Do this several times and then, using a powder scale, weigh
your charge. (See Figure 15.) Then, by trial and error, continue
adjusting until the proper weight of powder is achieved. Run it six more times just to be
With the powder measure up and running let's get some