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ADJUSTMENT AND OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

    The DL-110 has been designed for the hunter and novice reloader.  Simplicity, ease of operation, safety and economy are built into this loader.  By carefully reading and following these operational instructions, you can produce quality reloads on your first attempt.

Before attempting to follow the instructions some preloading preparations must be made.

1.  Mount your DL-110 on a sturdy bench.  If possible, in a place where you have 16 to 18 inches of clear bench space on either side of the loader.

2.  Sort cases as to brand and type and inspect for defects such as burned base wad, split shell heads, thin mouths and holes burned through the outside of the case.  Cases showing such defects should be discarded or destroyed.

3.  Place supply of these sorted cases in a shallow container to the left of the loader.  Place proper size primers to the left of the loader between the loader and empty cases.

4.  Determine correct wad column from chart and place proper wads in dispenser at the right of loader.

5.  Make sure that the correct charge bushings for the load and powder desired are in the loader.

6.  Make sure that the charge bar operating lever is fully to the left and place proper powder into the left hand hopper and the desired shot into the right hand hopper and replace hopper caps.

OPERATING PROCEDURE

1.  Deprime- Take empty fired case in left hand, start mouth of case over deprime punch (110-9) and move operating lever (110-11) to full down position to deprime case.

2.  Reprime- Place proper size primer (determined from enclosed chart) into priming disc (110-21).  With case in left hand start mouth of deprimed case over primer seating punch (110-10) and bring operating handle to full down position to reprimer case.

3.  Powder- With left hand place mouth of primed case over tapered drop tube, move charge bar operating handle (110-17) all the way to the right to drop correctly metered charge of powder into case.  Before removing case from drop tube rotate case with a light upward pressure to slightly bell the case mouth.  Do not use to much upward force as this may split mouth of case.

4.  Wads and wad seating- With case held in left hand start correct wads into mouth of case.  Over powder wad first then filler wads.  Place case into position to seat wads.  Move operating handle to full down position to seat wads to correct depth and pressure.  (See adjustment procedure instructions for adjustment and reading of wad pressure scale).

5.  Shot- With left hand place case with new primer, powder and wads under drop tube and move charge bar operating handle all the way to the left to place measured amount of shot into case.  NOTE: There should be from 1/2 to 9/16 inch between shot and mouth of case if correct wad column and pressure have been used.

6.  Crimp- The DL-110 uses two stage crimping to provide the best crimp possible.  The crimp is started in this position.  With left hand place case with new primer, powder, wads and shot in place in recess in base casting.  Bring operating handle to full down position.  This begins the crimping operation.  NOTE:  See adjustment procedure instructions for correct adjustment of #1 crimp die if adjustment should prove necessary.

7.  Crimp- The final crimp and sizing of the paper portion of the case is done in this operation.  With left hand, place case with started crimp in shell holder and bring operating handle to full down position.

8.  Finished Shell- You should now have an excellent reload ready to fire in any type of shotgun.

ADJUSTMENT PROCEDURE

    The Pacific DL-110 has been designed so that a minimum of adjustments are necessary.  There are only two adjustments that may need to be made, wad pressure and #1 crimp die.

Wad Pressure:  Adjustment of the wad pressure ram (110-16) is made by the use of a coin in the slot at the bottom of the ram.  Ram is turned clockwise to increase wad pressure, counter-clockwise to decrease wad pressure.  Wad pressure scale is located at the bottom of the wad pressure base (110-23).  This scale is marked in 10lb. divisions.  One full turn on the wad pressure ram is equal to approximately 10 lbs. on the scale.  Wad pressure is always read with case, with wads inserted in place, and operating handle in full down position.

#1 Crimp Die:  The #1 crimp die is factory adjusted and seldom should need any adjustment.  The adjustment of this die must be made very carefully.  If the #1 crimp die is adjusted too low, you will find the case being crushed and wrinkled just above the brass portion of the case.  If the die is adjusted too high, the case will not be completely closed by the crimp and a hole will appear in the exact center of the crimp.  To adjust die, loosen lock nut and turn die (110-60J) clockwise to lower, or counterclockwise to raise.  Adjustments of not more than 1/8 turn should be made between trials.

All other dies on the DL-110 are designed so that no adjustment is necessary or provided for.

CHANGING CHARGE BUSHINGS

The DL-110, like all Pacific shotshell loaders uses removable shot and powder bushings.  The shot and powder bushings are of different outside diameter to prevent accidental interchange.

To change bushings:  Remove charge bar handle (110-17) and stop pin (110-14), rotate charge bar until bushings can be removed through the opening in the back of the powder measure casings (110-13).  Replace this bushing with the bushing for the desired charge, continue to rotate charge bar to the other charge bushing, and replace it to make the correct load.  Rotate charge bar until charge car handle and stop pin can be replaced.  CAUTION:  Use bushing only with the powder it is marked for.

TROUBLE SHOOTING CHART

TROUBLE

CAUSE CURE
Loaded case will not chamber or chamber's hard. 1.  Case loaded when damp.

2.  Case picked up dampness after loading.

3.  Case swelled from too much wadding.

4.  Weak cases.

1.  Dry empty fired cases in oven for then minutes at 200 before loading.  (Do not attempt to dry loaded shells in this manner.)

2.  Store cases in cool dry places.

3.  Consult charts for proper wad column and pressure for case and load.

4.  Case loaded too many times, walls will not support wad pressure.  Discard cases.

Bloopers or Roar outs. 1.  Powder not igniting properly. 1.  Primer not hot enough, change to hotter primers.  Use only primer designed for case being loaded.

2.  Wad pressure insufficient.  Check wad pressure frequently  when loading.

3.  Foreign matter over primer flash hole.  Exercise care in handling process, check cases for dirt or other foreign matter prior to loading.

4.  Cold lot of powder.  Increase wad pressure or change to powder of another lot.

Loaded cases do not hold crimp. 1.  Case fatigued.

2.  Wad column too long.

1.  Discard cases.

2.  Consult charts for proper wad column and pressure for case and load.

Heads pull off cases after firing. 1.  Case fatigued. 1.  Discard cases.
Cases stick to final crimp die. 1.  Case damp.

2.  Final crimp die dirty.

3.  Cases swelled from too much wadding.

1.  Dry empty fired cases in oven for ten minutes at 200 before loading.  (Never attempt to dry loaded shells in this manner.)

2.  Clean inside of final crimp die with carbon tet. or lighter fluid.

3.  Consult charts for proper wad column and pressure for case and load.

Collapsed cases. 1.  #1 crimp die adjusted too low. 1.  Adjust #1 crimp die up.
Shell is not completely closed in center of crimp. 1.  #1 crimp die adjusted too high.

2.  Insufficient wadding.

1.  Adjust #1 crimp die down.

2.  Consult charts for proper wad column and pressure for case being loaded.

PRIMER CHART

Brand of Case Rem 57 Win 209 CCI 109 CCI 157 FED. 209 ALCAN G57F ALCAN WW209 ALCAN 220
Win.   X X   X   X X
Rem. X     X   X    
Peters X     X   X    
Federal   X X   X   X X

Charge Bushing Chart

Factory Load Equivalent Case Length Grain Weight Powder Oz. of Shot Wad Pressure Type of Load
2 3/4 Dr 1 1/8 oz. 2 3/4" 21 Red Dot 1 1/8 80 12 Gauge Target Load
2 3/4 Dr 1 1/8 oz. 2 3/4" 22.5 Win. #450 LS 1 1/8 70 12 Gauge Target Load
2 3/4 Dr 1 1/8 oz. 2 3/4" 21 Hi-Skor 1 1/8 50 12 Gauge Target Load
2 3/4 Dr 1 1/8 oz. 2 3/4" 23 TRAP 14 1 1/8 60 12 Gauge Target Load
3 Dr 1 1/8 oz. 2 3/4" 23 Red Dot 1 1/8 80 12 Gauge Target Load
3 Dr 1 1/8 oz. 2 3/4" 23.5 Win. #450 LS 1 1/8 70 12 Gauge Target Load
3 Dr 1 1/8 oz. 2 3/4" 20 AL 101 1 1/8 60 12 Gauge Target Load
3 Dr 1 1/8 oz. 2 3/4" 17 Super M 1 1/8 25 12 Gauge Target Load
3 Dr 1 1/8 oz. 2 3/4" 22 Hi-Skor 1 1/8 50 12 Gauge Target Load
3 Dr 1 1/8 oz. 2 3/4" 27 TRAP 14 1 1/8 60 12 Gauge Target Load
3 1/4 Dr 1 1/4 oz. 2 3/4" 30 AL 5 1 1/4 90 12 Gauge Hunting Load
3 1/4 Dr 1 1/4 oz. 2 3/4" 24.5 Win. #450 LS 1 1/4 70 12 Gauge Hunting Load
3 1/4 Dr 1 1/4 oz. 2 3/4" 28 TRAP 14 1 1/4 60 12 Gauge Hunting Load
3 3/4 Dr 1 1/4 oz. 2 3/4" 33 AL 5 1 1/4 90 12 Gauge Hunting Load
3 3/4 Dr 1 1/4 oz. 2 3/4" 35.5 Win. #500 HS 1 1/4 70 12 Gauge Hunting Load
3 3/4 Dr 1 1/4 oz. 2 3/4" 33 Herco 1 1/4 90 12 Gauge Hunting Load
3 3/4 Dr 1 1/4 oz. 2 3/4" 25 Unique 1 1/4 50 12 Gauge Hunting Load
3 3/4 Dr 1 1/4 oz. 2 3/4" 33 P.B. 1 1/4 50 12 Gauge Hunting Load
Short Mag. 1 1/2 oz. 2 3/4" 38 AL-7 1 1/2 90 12 Gauge Hunting Load
4 Dr 1 1/2 oz. 2 3/4" 40.5 Win. #540 MS 1 1/2 70 12 Gauge Hunting Load
4 Dr 1 3/8 oz. 2 3/4" 38 Herco 1 3/8 90 12 Gauge Hunting Load
4 Dr 1 3/8 oz. 2 3/4" 35 Herco 1 3/8 90 12 Gauge Hunting Load
4 Dr 1 3/8 oz. 2 3/4" 43 SR 4756 1 3/8 70 12 Gauge Hunting Load
Short Mag. 1 1/2 oz. 2 3/4" 35 AL-7 1 1/2 90 12 Gauge Hunting Load
4 1/4 Dr 1 1/2 oz. 2 3/4" 39.5 SR 4756 1 1/2 70 12 Gauge Hunting Load

 

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