Station 1 - Resizing and
1. Incomplete case insertion.
2. Not enough radius on die. Use Dillon dies where available.
3. Unstable bench causes case to move and hit edge of die.
Bending or breaking
1. Smaller caliber brass stuck inside of case or on decapping stem.
2. Berdan primed cases.
3. Media and polish has formed a hard mix in bottom of case.
4. Handle being moved too rapidly on the down stroke.
5. Rocks or other foreign objects in cases.
Cases are not being pushed
all the way into the shellplate by the case insert slide (97082).
1. Not pushing forward enough (or at all) on the handle.
2. Camming pin (13371) needs to be adjusted.
3. Debris or media in shellplate or under Station 1 locator.
4. Bent rail on Station 1 locator.
Case insert slide (97082)
jams on station 1 locator.
1. Be sure there is lubrication on the case insert slide.
2. Debris under Station 1 locator.
Sizing die marking cases.
1. Wrong sizing die for that caliber.
2. Dirty brass.
3. Scratched die.
4. Case shot in large chamber and base is excessively expanded.
5. Brass/nickel adhering to carbide insert.
a. Lube cases properly to prevent this.
b. Clean insert with 600 grit to remove build up.
c. Use Sweets 7.62 Solvent to clean insert.
6. New brass (Sharp edges at case mouth.)
7. Die lockring not tightened with a case in the die.
||Oil dent in shoulder of case or neck appears wrinkled.
1. Using too much case lubricant.
Case sticking in sizing die.
1. Insufficient case lube.
2. Alcohol not yet evaporated from spray-on case lube.
a. Allow five minutes for alcohol to evaporate before sizing
Decap pin not decapping.
1. Sizing die not screwed down far enough.
2. Decapping assembly not screwed down all the way.
3. Decapping pin bent, broken or missing.
4. Point of decap pin is squared off not rounded (pin gets stuck in anvil
and pulls primer back into primer pocket).
5. Berdan primed brass.
a. Berdan primed brass has two flash holes and should not be
Case not properly sized.
1. Size die not properly adjusted.
2. Handle not cycled all the way down to stops.
3. Case was shot in an unsupported chamber and base is excessively
a. Hot loads.
b. Consult a gunsmith about chamber.
Spent primers dropping on
1. Spent primer cup bracket (13421 or 16209) broken or missing.
2. Spent primer cup (13420 or 16211) broken or missing.
Spent primers bouncing out
of empty spent primer cup.
1. Place a piece of thin foam to the bottom of the spent primer