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Old April 16th, 2012, 07:46 AM #1
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Question for you guys. Do you have a grain or two of powder pop out of the case mouth when it clicks into the index hole. Loading 9 w/ 4.5 grn does this and I just want know if you guys are experienceing this also.
If I was to use a powder like HS6 and required 6+ grns that could cause issues with wanted velocity.
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I have never had this happen. My two 9mm loads use only 3.7 or 4.3 grains of W231 powder. I would give Hornady a call, their customer service is great!!! They have happily helped me out and sent me parts for free even though the damage was my fault.
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It happens to me few times but not a grain. a flake or two..Did you oil the case plate?
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I do grease the plate. I mean a flake or two. I'm just thinking more will pop out when I load hot with HS6.
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I do grease the plate. I mean a flake or two. I'm just thinking more will pop out when I load hot with HS6.
thats typical.. nothing to worry about..
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I think that your concern for a larger charge is warranted.
I load with a Dillon 650 and when the shell plate clicks into place with the spring loaded detente ball, sometimes the powder will fly out of the case mouth (4.7 gr of W231). Over the past 12 years of loading with this machine, I have learned to manually catch the case with my left index finger and slow it from snapping into detente, and now the motion on my part is automatic.
I'm not sure how the Hornady is set up mechanically , but it is probably a similar mechanism.
By all means, call Hornady and let us know what they suggest(but I suspect their answer will be pretty much the same as lx1x's above)
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I think that your concern for a larger charge is warranted.
I load with a Dillon 650 and when the shell plate clicks into place with the spring loaded detente ball,sometime the powder will fly out of the case mouth (4.7 gr of W231). Over the past 12 years of loading with this machine, I have learned to manually catch the case with my left index finger and slow it from snapping into detente, and now the motion on my part is automatic.
I'm not sure how the Hornady is set up mechanically , but it is probably a similar mechanism.
By all means, call Hornady and let us know what they suggest(but I suspect their answer will be pretty much the same as lx1x's above
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i believe its just about the same how it indexes. little jerk to the next station. i can see more comes out if the powder charges are near full. (compress loads).
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I haven't really experienced the issue, but I'm typically only loading about about 4.1gr of powder. I would suggest loosening the shell plate bolt. I have seen when the bolt is too tight that it can create additional drag on the shell plate rotation and more snappiness when locking into place.
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I've had it happen to me as well. In my case, like yours, it's only a few flakes normally. I don't think it's enough to be concerned about, but it would be nice to have it resolved.
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A few flakes occasionally pop out, but not enough to really make a difference. The one thing you want to watch out for is those flakes making their way over to the primer seater, which can gum up and interfere with smooth operation.


   
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