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Old December 30, 2012, 10:37 PM   #1
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Dillon 550B

Been reloading lots of 38 special on the 550B. Have been running into situations where primers not being decapped during sizing. Most decap just fine , anyone have any idea what problem is. Thanks
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Old December 30, 2012, 10:52 PM   #2
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are you racking the handle very fast and possibly not completing a full swing?

otherwise does the depriming pin on the dies appear to be irregular or perhaps not screwed down enough?
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Old December 30, 2012, 11:05 PM   #3
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The sizing die does need to be installed to either touching or within .002" of the shell plate with ram all the way up. The nut on the top of the die holding the deprimer pin must be all the way down.

I have had similar problems with once fired Federal Champion cases. After the first reload of those cases no more problems.

You can always try a spare de-priming pin to see if it makes any difference.

I even went through the trouble of de-priming those cases once before trying to reload. Once I got through that batch of brass, I find I don't seem to have nearly the problems I once did.
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Old December 31, 2012, 12:35 PM   #4
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What size die are you using?
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Old December 31, 2012, 07:17 PM   #5
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using regular 38 sp 3 die set from Dillion, maybe after being in big hurry I didnt use full stroke of the press, tried it a while ago and it seemed ok. Probably some error on my part.thanks for the help
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