Based on our
XL 650 machine frame, the SL 900 comes to you with some great automated features.
Starting from the right rear of the machine, the SL 900 features an electric
casefeeder. This unit holds approximately 80 empty hulls; enough three boxes of
Turn the electric casefeeder on and the shotshell disc (#17133) will rotate
until the feed tube has filled, then the microswitch will shut the unit off. Every stroke
of the roller handle (#22183) transfers one empty hull from the feed tube to the
shellplate via the case insert slide ramp. Once a hull has been placed in station one of
the machine, moving the roller handle (#22183) down will resize the brass base of the
hull, expand the mouth of the hull and remove the old primer. NOTE: Always examine the
hulls for rocks, dirt, mud or other cases that may get stuck inside. Also look for hulls
that may appear stepped on or flattened. Go ahead and squeeze them round again so they
won't get stuck in the casefeed tube (#16705). Returning the roller handle (#22183) to its
full aft position will advance the hull to station two, where a new primer is inserted
into the hull when you push the roller handle (#22183) aft.
The automatic primer system holds 100 shotshell primers. Every complete stroke
of the roller handle (#22183) will feed a primer to the hull.
The automatic powder system is also located at station two. The hopper holds
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has a fully adjustable powder bar. The automatic powder system is hull activated. Move the
roller handle (#22183) down. When the hull contacts the expander/powder funnel (#16746),
the powder measure is pushed up, causing the powder bar to move and dispense one charge of
powder into the hull. Raise the roller handle (#22183) to its rest position. The powder
bar will recharge and the hull will advance to station three.
At the third station (left, front of the machine) we will insert the wad and
meter the shot into the shell. Move the roller handle (#22183) aft as if you are seating a
primer into the hull. You will see the wad swing arm (#16677) tilt out, ready to accept a
new wad. With every complete stroke of the roller handle (#22183), insert a new wad into
the wad swing arm (#16677) when it tilts out.
Move the roller handle (#22183) down. The shot drop tube (#16726) inserts the new wad into
the empty hull and will dispense shot into the hull. Raise the roller handle (#22183) and
push aft to prime. Hold the handle aft while you insert a wad into the swing arm.
At station four we start the crimp in the top of the loaded hull. It is formed
and folded closed, preparing the hull for the final crimp and seating performed in station
The formed, folded top of the hull will now be crimped and seated closed. This
die is fully adjustable. The crimp and seating depth can be adjusted to the desired
This die also has a taper crimp feature inside that will form a tapered end to
the hull. Again, move the roller handle (#22183) down and then back up to its rest
position. The completed shotshell advances out of the machine, down the shotshell chute
(#16672) and into the Dillon bin (#17125).