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OPERATING PROCEDURES

CAUTION:  Before reloading shells that you may have picked up, remember, they might have been discarded after several firings.  Each shell should be carefully examined both inside and out.  Any shell found defective should be discarded or destroyed.

A.  Any shell having two piece base wad construction, in which one of the pieces has burned through or blown out.

B.  Split shell head.

C.  Thin mouths.

D.  Charred area in paper body along the body seam or at the top of the brass head.

E.  A loose body, one that has started to pull out of the brass head.

F.  Swelled head.

STEP #1

Sizing the entire length of the case including rim and removing old primer.

(a.)  Place case in Sizing Die (200-11) open end down.

(b.)  Rotate Operating Lever (220-38) to the full down position against the stops and release.

NOTE:  As the Operating Lever (200-38) is released the Decap Pin (200-10) will punch out old primer.  To eject case from Sizing Die (200-11) a slight increase in upward force will have to be exerted on the Operating Lever (200-38).  This force will decrease after six or eight cases have been sized.  When sizing High Brass and Remington or Peters Trap Load Cases, use over size (full knurl) sizing ring furnished for this purpose.

STEP #2

Installation of new primer and Powder Charge.

(a.)  Place new primer in the hole provided on Primer Disc (200-16).

(b.)  Slip case over Powder Drop Tube (200-19) and rotate Operating Lever (200-38) to the full down position against the stops.

NOTE:  This operation seats the primer.

(c.)  While holding the Operating Lever (200-38) in the full down position, depress the Powder Charge Bar (200-31).  Hold bar in momentarily to insure a full powder charge, then release.

(d.)  Allow the Operating Lever to return to the full up position.

NOTE:  Certain powders will cause bar to stick in, and it is necessary to push on Bar Guide Rod to return.  Be sure to clean all oil film from Bar hole before installing Charge Bar.

STEP #3

Installation of wads and compressing wads with the required pressure.

(a.)  Tip Case slightly and place case in Wad Guide Body (200-23).

(b.)  Place the required type and size wads in the Wad Guide Cap (200-21).  ALL WADS MUST BE SEATED AT ONE TIME, BEFORE SHOW IS CHARGED.

(c.)  Rotate Operating Lever (200-38) to the full down position against the stops.

NOTE:  This operation compresses the wads with the proper pressure as indicated on the back of the Wad Guide Body (200-23).

(d.)  Depress Shot Charge Bar (200-32).  Hold bar in momentarily, to insure a full charge of shot, then release.

(e.)  Allow Operating Lever (200-38) to return to the full up position.

NOTE:  When loading show of sizes larger than #6, rotate the Operating Lever (200-38) part way up until (200-20).  Shot Drop Tube is level with the top of (200-21).  Then depress the Shot Charge Bar (200-32) slowly.  This allows the large sizes of shot to drop in the case a few at a time.  This method will eliminate the jamming of the large size shot in the drop tube.

STEP #4

Final sizing and crimping of case.

(a.)  Place case in Shell Holder (200-25).

(b.)  Rotate Operating Lever (200-38) to the down position against the stops and release.

(c.)  Remove completed shell and check for overall appearance.

STEP #5

Installing Taper-Loc on conventional crimp.

(a.)  Place shell with conventional crimp into Taper-Loc Die (200-60).

(b.)  Rotate Operating Lever (200-38) to down position against the stops and release.

(c.)  Remove and note the amount of taper on crimp.

NOTE:  The Taper-Loc Die can be adjusted by screwing Die up or down in bracket.  Be sure to tighten the Lock Nut when desired adjustment is made.  REMEMBER:  In order to increase amount of taper, you must also increase the depth of the crimp.

ADJUSTMENT PROCEDURES

NOTE:  Your DL-200 has been factory adjusted to load Low Brass Winchester Trap Load Cases.

IMPORTANT:  Always place Operation Lever (200-38) in the full down position against stops before making any adjustments to your loader.

1.  ADJUSTMENT OF SIZING DIE (200-11)

(a.)  Sizing Die (200-11) has been factory adjusted and needs no further adjustment.

NOTE:  If the Sizing Die (200-11) should come out of adjustment, proceed as follows:

(a.)  Hold Sizing Die (200-11) and loosen Sizing Die Lock Nut (200-12).

(b.)  Hold Operating Lever (200-38) in the full down position against stop with right hand.

(c.)  With left hand screw Sizing Die (200-11) up so that the top of Sizing Die just contacts Case Anvil (200-13).

(d.)  Bring Operating Lever (200-38) to the full up position.

(e.)  Hold Sizing Die (200-11) and tighten Sizing Die Lock Nut (200-12) to retain adjustment.

2.  ADJUSTMENT OF POWDER DROP TUBE (200-19)

NOTE:  The Powder Drop Tube serves as a funnel to guide the powder charge into the case as well as seating the primer.  The Powder Drop Tube should be adjusted to seat the primer flush with the base of the case without undue pressure.  This adjustment will vary with the brand of case being used.

(a.)  Hold Powder Drop Tube (200-19) and loosen Drop Tube Lock Nut (200-18).

(b.)  Place a spent case, of the brand to be loaded, on the Primer Disc (200-16).

(c.)  Place the Operation Lever (200-38) in the full down position against the stops with the right hand.

(d.)  With the left hand screw the Powder Drop Tube (200-19) down so that it holds the spent case snugly on the Primer Disc (200-16).

(e.)  Bring Operation Lever (200-38) to the full up position.

(f.)  Hold the Powder Drop Tube (200-19) and tighten Drop Tube Lock Nut (200-18) to retain adjustment.

3.  ADJUSTMENT OF SHOT DROP TUBE (200-20)

NOTE:  The Shot Drop Tube (200-20) serves as a funnel to guide the show charge into the case as well as seating the wads with the recommended pressure.  A few wad pressure specifications are given below.  Pressure calibration markings are found on the rear side of the Wad Guide Body (200-23).

(a.)  Hold Shot Drop Tube (200-20) and loosen Drop Tube Lock Nut (200-18).

(b.).  Place a primed case with powder contained into the Wad Guide Body (200-23) and place ALL the required wads into the Wad Guide.

(c.)  Rotate Wad Guide Body (200-23) so that the pressure calibrations can be read.

(d.)  Place the Operating Lever (200-38) in the full down position against the stops and notice the pressure indication.

NOTE:  If the pressure indication is greater or less than the required amount, for the type of load being loaded, release the Operation Lever (200-38) and screw the Shot Drop Tube (200-20) up or down in small increments and keep checking until the required amount of pressure is read, then proceed as follows:

(e.)  Bring Operating Lever (200-38) to the full up position.

(f.)  Hold Shot Drop Tube (200-20) and tighten Drop Tube Lock Nut (200-18) to retain adjustment.

4.  ADJUSTMENT OF CRIMP DIE (200-29)

NOTE: This adjustment will vary with the brand and condition of the case being used and when adjusted properly, will produce the desired depth of crimp.  To increase the depth of crimp proceed as follows:

(a.)  Hold Bushing (200-26) and loosen Crimp Die Bushing Lock Nut (200-27).

(b.)  Screw Bushing (200-26)  down in increments checking the depth of crimp after each adjustment.

5.  To decrease the depth of crimp, reverse part (b) of above Procedure.  Now that you have made the required adjustments, you are ready to efficiently load your shells.

IMPORTANT:  Always tighten Lock Nut (200-27) before actuating Operating Lever (200-38) to prevent damage to threads on Crimp Bushing Die (200-26).

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

To change the charge bars, first remove the knurled thumb screw guide rod at the rear of the hopper and then replace with the desired bar.  Be sure to check from time to time to make sure it has not come unscrewed.  DO NOT use wrenches to tighten; HAND TIGHTEN ONLY.

CAUTION:  Do not used any type of lubrication oil on the charge bars.  For proper operation they must be kept dry and free of oil.  Do not load damp cases as they will not resize properly and will not function in self-loading guns.  (Unprimed cases may be dried by placing in 180 degree oven for about 10 minutes.)

 

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