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elemenope
07-08-2013, 10:00 PM
So I finally got my XL650 set up and dropped in a Lee FL .308 sizing die into station one. Following the directions, with the shellplate all the way up, screwed in the die until it touches, lower plate, then a 1/8-1/4 turn more. Problem is that at this depth, the lock ring will not engage. As in, it will not thread as it's past the top of the threads on the die. It just kinda flops around and lets the die freely turn.

Am I doing something wrong? The odds are yes but wanted to check here. Did a google search on this and came up empty. Here are some pics for reference.

Lee Universal Decapper on left, and FL .308 sizing die on right

http://i.imgur.com/uCLcCkkl.jpg

Here it is seated. No matter what I tried, I couldn't get it at the right depth and still engage the lock ring

http://i.imgur.com/zB9BRpZl.jpg

Here it is with the shellplate up. Hard to tell from this one as the casefeed thing is in the way, but it's touching the shellplate at this point.

http://i.imgur.com/a2PSC4xl.jpg

So what am I doing wrong here? Thanks!

bzzz
07-08-2013, 10:07 PM
Some folks using lee dies on the dillon would place the locking nut on the bottom of the shell plate.

http://thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=63848
see response #3.

happy reloading!

Solus
07-08-2013, 10:15 PM
when you bought your dillon press they should have gave you 3 new lock rings. These are made specifically for use of other brands(not dillon) of dies. Dillon dies threads are higher than the Lee die threads so you need to use the special gold lock rings Dillon sent you. These are thinner and will work for you. I had to do this so that my dies would fit as well


http://i.ebayimg.com/t/DILLON-PRECISION-RELOADING-PRESS-RL550-RL550B-DIE-LOCK-RINGS-QTY-4-1-1-INCH-/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/z/3gUAAMXQn11RfWKq/$(KGrHqJ,!rgFE4V3qTM4BRfWKqkz5w~~60_35.JPG

elemenope
07-08-2013, 10:33 PM
The gold lock ring did the trick! Other option was to go the underside route. Thanks guys!

stilly
07-08-2013, 11:47 PM
Some folks using lee dies on the dillon would place the locking nut on the bottom of the shell plate.

http://thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=63848
see response #3.

happy reloading!

Yep yep... Put the ring underneath... I read that too now, this is the third time I have seen it come up.