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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

1.  ADJUSTMENT OF SIZE DIE- Size die is factory adjusted.  If at any time it should need further adjustment proceed as follows.  Loosen locknut (250-12), move operating handle (150-38) to full down position, adjust size die (250-11) down until it lightly touches base casting (150-1).  Do not adjust lower than necessary as it will impair operation of other dies.

2.  ADJUSTMENT OF PRIMER SEATING DEPTH- Primer seating depth is easily adjusted by loosening primer seating punch locknut and adjusting primer seating punch (150-10) up or down as necessary.

3.  ADJUSTMENT OF WAD GUIDE AND WAD PRESSURE- Wad guide should be adjusted so that spring fingers enter case about 1/4".  The wad pressure is graduated from 30 to 90 pounds and read at the indicator and scale on the front of the base casting.  To take reading of wad pressure the shell must be in place, with proper wad column inserted and handle in full down position.  Adjustment is made by adjusting threaded drop tube (150-19) up or down to decrease and increase wad pressure as necessary.  This is easily down by turning drop tube with coin inserted in slots provided in bottom of drop tube.

4.  ADJUSTMENT OF #1 CRIMP DIE- The adjustment of the #1 crimp die is very important.  If die is not adjusted low enough, a hole will appear in the center of the crimp, after shell is run through final crimp die.  Conversely, if #1 crimp die is adjusted too low, very little crimp will appear and the case will be flat on the mouth and the case may be crushed.  Adjustment may be accomplished as follows.  Loosen set screw in #1 crimp die (250-60) up or down.  Correct adjustment is essential to produce good shells.  Only a small amount of movement is necessary to change crimp.  When adjusted correctly, case mouth will be completely closed.  Lock in place with lock ring and retighten set screw.

5.  ADJUSTMENT OF FINAL CRIMP- The final crimp die is designed so that no adjustment is necessary or provided for, all variations in crimp being provided for in #1 crimp die.

CHANGING CHARGE BUSHINGS

The DL-150 with "Tip-Top Measure" and removable charge bushings makes changing loads quick and easy.

1.  Release "Tip-Top Measure" latch 9350-85) and tip measure forward.

2.  Remove charge bar stop screw (250-36), push charge bar to the left until powder bushing is exposed, remove this bushing and continue extracting bar until shot bushing is exposed.  Remove shot bushing.

3.  To replace charge bushings, reverse above procedure.

NOTE: The powder and shot bushings are of different outside diameter and can not be accidentally interchanged.

OPERATING PROCEDURE

1.  Place shell to be loaded into resize-decap die and move operating lever down until it hits stop.  This deprimes and full length sizes the case.  Return handle to full up position, this ejects the shell from the resizing die.

2.  Place proper size primer, base down in hole in primer disc.  Start mouth of case over primer seating punch.  Bring operating lever to full down position, seating primer.  Return handle to full up position.

3.  Place resized and primed case into wad guide.  Move operating lever to 3/4 down position, push charge bar all the way to the right, charging case with proper amount of powder.  Return operating lever to full up position.

4.  Place proper wad column into wad guide.  Bring operating lever to full down position.  Check wad pressure and adjust according to instructions.

5.  With handle still in down position, push charge bar all the way to the left, this places proper amount of shot into case.  Return handle to full up position.  There should be 1/2 to 9/16 inch between the top of the shot and the mouth of the case.

6.  Start mouth of case into #1 crimp die and bring operating lever to full down position.  This starts the crimp on the reloaded case.

7.  Reloaded case with crimp started and ready for final crimp.

8.  Place case into shell holder of final crimp die, bring operating lever to full down position.  Return handle to full up position.  You now have a finished reloaded shell that will chamber and properly function in any type gun.

CAP CONVERTER SET

1.  Place cap extractor body (250-51) in place.  Remove primer punch (150-9) in resize-decap die.  Replace primer base (150-15) and primer disc (150-27) with cap seating base (150-59) and cap seating disc (150-58).  Place anvil tool (250-52R) in threaded hole in front of base casting. 

2.  Place case to be reloaded over cap extractor body, make sure that the cap extractor pin enters flash hole of primer.  Bring operating lever to full down position.  Cap extractor should be adjusted so that it pushes out cap only, leaving anvil in battery cup.

3.  Realign and straighten anvil by placing over anvil tool and rotating.

4.  Place proper size cap into cap seating disc, start mouth of case over primer seating punch, and bring operating lever to full down position.  Primer is now loaded and balance of shell may be loaded in conventional manner.

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.

 

 

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