ADJUSTMENT AND OPERATING
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.
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
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.
NOW THAT SEQUENCE IS SET UP,
PROCEED AS FOLLOWS:
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.
finished loading leave 5 shells in shell plate so that set-up procedure need not
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 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Powder and shot bushings have been manufactured with different outside
diameters, so that they cannot accidentally be interchanged causing extremely