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Realoding problem

Postby Jr.waterfowlslayer » Sun May 21, 2006 7:20 pm

I pulled out the reloader today, and everything worked sweet except when i would get to the final crimper i could pull down on the lever almost all the way, and the shell would be fine, but when i would go the last little bit the plastic would bend right near the base, and it would leave a big bulge. Also on some of the shells the middle of the shell would come out deformed. Its an old Mac Jr. 600. If you guys could help it would be really appriciated. Thanks
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Postby steelcommander » Mon May 22, 2006 6:57 am

Try raising the cam.
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Postby pennsyltucky » Mon May 22, 2006 7:04 am

here, print this out.

http://www.mecreloaders.com/documents/O ... /600jr.pdf

u need to move ur crimp cam up a little bit.
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Postby Sagebrush » Mon May 22, 2006 8:48 am

I reload both 2 3/4" win AA & Rem sts. Beleive it or not there is
a little difference between these two hulls!

I would get a slight "bulge/buckel" above the brass, from too much
crimp pressure on the AA. Hard to beleive but true........

Most of the time it was with the Maximum pellet charges, where there
was no room for "movement" of shot & wad.


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Postby Citori12 » Tue May 23, 2006 12:06 pm

:withstupid: :thumbsup: With maximum payload shotgun shells there can be "crumpling" of the cases before the crimp is fully completed. If the load is completely followed I suggest using a collet around the hull up to the mouth of the crimp. The shotshell can also crinkle if the hull is not perfectly perpendicular to the crimp station. By using a collet it keeps the shells from buldging. If the crimp "Pops" after crimping or the hull cannot be properly crimped revisit the data to ensure the componets and the amount of shot and powder are correct.

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Postby thaner » Tue May 23, 2006 3:29 pm

Good suggestions so far, but I have one question to add. You aren’t reloading the new Winchester hulls by chance are you?
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Postby Citori12 » Tue May 23, 2006 4:11 pm

I have reloaded some, are you referring to the new AA?
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Postby thaner » Tue May 23, 2006 6:56 pm

Yes, the new AA or AA-HS. Because of the new base design is will crush or bulge at the base if your press is not set correctly. You can have everything set right to load AA's or the Remington hulls and have the AA-HS crush. I accidentally picked up some when picking up my AA hulls from shooting my auto and they all crushed. I couldn’t figure out what was going on until I cut them open. It is no big deal to reset the press, but if you aren’t expecting it or haven't ever loaded the new hulls you could be caught off guard like I was.
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