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Old March 30, 2013, 09:42 PM   #1
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Primers braking in half.

I was loading some .38Special cartridges last night and had several primers that have some issues. What would cause the primers to split in half like this? I had 3 or 4 out of 100 primers that did this.
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Old March 30, 2013, 09:55 PM   #2
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Those aren't broke they are put in sideways.
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Old March 30, 2013, 09:56 PM   #3
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Using the large rifle ram? I've never done that in 40 years with the exception of seating them upside down
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Old March 30, 2013, 09:59 PM   #4
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These where loaded on a Dillon Square Deal "B".
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Old March 30, 2013, 10:16 PM   #5
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I'm thinking that your press has to be giving you feedback when this happens. They are not breaking in half. Something is wrong with your set up.
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Old March 30, 2013, 10:50 PM   #6
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Primer system of Dillon SDB

Check the plastic part on the end of the primer tube (part 22028). You have to remove the primer system to see it. I had a buggered part that caused the same result. I had a spare to replace it and that cleared the issue.
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Old March 31, 2013, 07:19 AM   #7
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Those aren't broke they are put in sideways.
That's it. I don't know how the Dillon feeds in primers, but somehow they are getting turned as they are seated.
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Old March 31, 2013, 08:45 AM   #8
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Make sure you are using the right size primer tube.
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Old March 31, 2013, 08:56 AM   #9
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Another little "trick" some Dillon users do; is to push an empty 45 colt or 45 acp case onto the end of the black following rod. That little extra weight helps keep the primers from "turning" in the primer tube as they fall.
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Old March 31, 2013, 10:08 AM   #10
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As has been stated the primers are not broken. They are going in sideways.
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Old March 31, 2013, 10:33 AM   #11
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Thanks everyone for the responses.

I am using the small primer tube it came pre-installed in the press. I will check part 22028 and see if there is a problem with it. I may just replace it since I have a second one on hand from my other press. I already have an empty 45 acp case on the end of the black following rod.

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Old March 31, 2013, 11:17 AM   #12
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They can also go in upside down...
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Old March 31, 2013, 07:10 PM   #13
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Yes, I have had several that went in upside down since I started reloading.
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