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 Post subject: Problem, older MEC 9000 hydraulic, station 4 problem
PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2021 2:39 pm 
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A friend has been having without warning the crimp starter catching the hull rim and then shell collapses spilling shot. It happens infrequently. He has been a reloader for years and we both have never heard of this problem before. Appreciate suggestions of how to fix the problem.




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 Post subject: Re: Problem, older MEC 9000 hydraulic, station 4 problem
PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2021 4:36 pm 
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Are you saying that the pre-crimper is colliding with the mouth of the hull?

I would check for debris stuck inside the pre-crimper, and potentially a bent ball pivot pin


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2021 4:37 pm 
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You said "older 9000", how old? Old enough to be using the metal crimp starter?? Take it apart and clean/examine it for something that is not right. Up grade to the new spindex easily adjustable style.
Just in case make sure the carrier plate stops in the correct spot, just past the lock. But I think if this was the issue you would damage more then 1 hull.
Could a primer not be fully seated causing the hull not to sit square. Should have caused an issue in station 3 but who knows.
This could turn out to be a "watch it and pay attention fix"

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 Post subject: Re: Problem, older MEC 9000 hydraulic, station 4 problem
PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2021 7:31 pm 
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Possible problem, hulls now days varry in height. Didn't mention what brand hull is causing this. Some hulls are much stiffer than others, and extra height??


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 Post subject: Re: Problem, older MEC 9000 hydraulic, station 4 problem
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Ya, but I don't think any minor height difference would change the shell/die alignment, causing a problem.

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 Post subject: Re: Problem, older MEC 9000 hydraulic, station 4 problem
PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2021 3:03 pm 
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I am wondering if the release for the shell plate advance is being triggered before it should be. That is the only thing that makes sense.

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 Post subject: Re: Problem, older MEC 9000 hydraulic, station 4 problem
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dogchaser37 wrote:
I am wondering if the release for the shell plate advance is being triggered before it should be. That is the only thing that makes sense.


Usually the only thing that causes is the hull leaving the collet "trips/catches" on the collet fingers.

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 Post subject: Re: Problem, older MEC 9000 hydraulic, station 4 problem
PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2021 3:55 pm 
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SDV wrote:
the crimp starter catching the hull rim and then shell collapses spilling shot. .


Can we assume this is happening on the down stroke because of "shell collapse"?

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 Post subject: Re: Problem, older MEC 9000 hydraulic, station 4 problem
PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2021 8:32 pm 
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There is a lot of conflicting info. How does the shell rim get caught on the crimp starter?

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2021 9:22 pm 
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dogchaser37 wrote:
There is a lot of conflicting info. How does the shell rim get caught on the crimp starter?

Think we have a nomenclature problem here?



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