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Before attempting to follow the instructions on loading procedure, some preloading preparations must be made.

1.  Mount your DL-350 loader securely to a sturdy bench.  When mounting be sure the loader is mounted so that the handle may be pushed all the way down to the stops without hitting on bench.  Mount loader so you will have at least 16 to 18 inches of clear bench space on each side of loader.

2.  Sort cases as to brand and type (high base, low base, etc.).  Case should also be checked for defects such as base wad burned or blown out, split shell head, thin mouths, and holes burned through outside.  Defective cases should be discarded or destroyed.  Place a supply of these sorted cases (approximately 100) in a shallow container to the left of loader.

3.  Place proper size primers on bench to the left of loader.

4.  Determine proper wad column from charts, reloading manual or other source, and place proper wads in dispenser on the right hand side of loader.

5.  Make sure the desired charge bushings are in the charge bar.

6.  Install measure hoppers and measure baffles in position.  DO NOT PLACE SHOT AND POWDER IN HOPPERS AT THIS TIME.  The location of components as stated in proper for both left and right handed operators, and is necessary for fast efficient reloading.


1.  With left hand place empty case into station #1 of shell plate (350-63).  Move operating lever (250-38) to full down position against stops.  This operation decaps case.

NOTE:  If head resizing is desired, case may be first placed into resize die.  This die is located outside shell plate on left side.  (Station #1A).  If case is run through this die, do not forget to place good shell in station #1.

2.  With operating lever still in full down position, place correct size primer into primer post (250-15) and move operating lever to full up position.

3.  With left hand rotate shell plate so that primed case stops at station #2.  Place proper type of powder in front hopper at this time.  Place empty case in station #1 and repeat steps 1 and 2.  Case at station #2 will be charged with powder.

4.  Rotate shell plate so that primed and charged case is moved to station #3.  With left index finger press down on wad guide bracket (350-51).  With right hand place proper wads into wad guide.  Repeat operations #1 and #2.

5.  Rotate shell plate so that case with primer, powder, and wads is at station #4.  Put proper size shot into rear hopper at this time.  Repeat previous operations of placing empty case, primer and wads into their respective places.  Move operating lever to its full stroke, both down and up.

6.  Rotate shell plate so that case with primer, powder, wads, and shot is in station #5.  Place empty case, primer and wads in their respective places and move operating lever to full down and up positions.

7.  Rotate shell plate so that case with primer, powder, wads, shot, and crimp is in station #6.  Repeat previous operations of placing empty case, primer and wads, and operating lever.

8.  With left hand grasp shell from station #6, rotate shell plate with it and remove from shell plate.  Loader is now in sequence, and ready to load on a production level.


1.  Place empty case into shell plate at station #1, and wads into wad guide.

2.  Move operating lever down to complete stop.  Place primer into primer cup.

3.  Move operating lever up to complete stop and remove loaded shell.

NOTE:  When finished loading leave 5 shells in shell plate so that set-up procedure need not be repeated.


All loaders are factory adjusted for the load indicated by the charge bushings supplied with them.  Do not attempt any adjusting until you are positive that adjustment is needed.

WAD PRESSURE:  Wad pressure reading is taken from the calibrated shaft under the movable platen at station #3.  Before reading can be taken, operating leer must be in full down position against stops and loader in regular sequence of operation.  Adjustment is made by loosening lock nut on wad ram (350-34) and screwing wad ram down to increase and up to decrease wad pressure.  When correct reading has been attained, retighten lock nut.

PRIMER SEATING:  Be sure that primer post is not concaving head of shell.  Primer post (350-15) can easily be adjusted to seat primer flush only by loosening lock nut on primer post and screwing primer post up or down as necessary.  When correct primer post setting has been arrived at, retighten lock nut.

CRIMP ADJUSTMENT:  To adjust crimp depth, loosen bushing lock nut (250-12) and screw bushing (250-26) down to increase crimp, up to decrease crimp.  Tighten bushing lock nut.

TAPER LOC ADJUSTMENT:  To adjust taper loc, loosen lock nut (250-12) and screw taper loc die (350-60) down to increase taper, up to decrease.  Remember, the more taper that is used, the deeper the crimp must be.  Tighten lock nut when suitable taper has been determined.

TIP-TOP MEASURE:  The all new Pacific DL-350 loader has been equipped with the exclusive Tip-Top measure to insure ease and speed in emptying shot and powder from hoppers.  To empty shot and powder hoppers, remove cap from hopper containing shot, release hopper latch (350-85) and tip complete measure casting forward pouring shot into container.  When all shot has been poured out of hopper, repeat process on powder.  Care must be taken when emptying shot to prevent weight of powder form forcing lid off its hopper and spilling.

CHANGING CHARGE BUSHINGS:  The Tip-Top measure is also utilized when changing charge bushings.  To change charge bushing the tip-top measure is tipped forward.  It is not necessary to have the hoppers empty, but care must be taken to prevent weight of shot and powder from forcing lids off hoppers causing spilling of components.  Charge bar shot screw (250-36) is removed from charge bar and charge bar extracted until shot bushing is exposed.  Remove shot bushing and continue to extract bar until powder bushing is exposed.  Remove powder bushing and replace with bushing of desired load.  Return bar partially into loader and insert shot bushing for desired load.  Continue inserting bar until original position has been reached and replace charge bar stop screw.  Return Tip-Top measure to upright position.

NOTE:  Powder and shot bushings have been manufactured with different outside diameters, so that they cannot accidentally be interchanged causing extremely dangerous conditions.


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