The RL 1050 manual states:
Station 3: This station is totally unique. The case is supported from the inside and slightly expanded (not belled) while simultaneously a swager is driven into the primer pocket to remove any crimp.
Yes, I found this in the Super 1050 manual as well
Net, I successfully setup the swager using the cutaway cartridge method.
I backed the swaging die about 1 inch so I could see whether the backup rod made contact to the base. This also allows me to see the bottom swaging rod making contact to the primer pocket.
Notice that I am using a brass case with a cutaway base to allow inspection of the rods' contacts.
The backup swager rod that is screwed into the swager die from the top.
Notice that the end of the rod tip does not contact the base of the case (hence the instruction of screwing in the rod until it makes contact with the base is misleading). It will contact the case mouth first.
There is a slight increase in diameter right above the case neck that will cause the neck to expand.
The reason this is NOT desirable is that expansion screws up the neck sizing that had already been done by the full resizing die (related to neck / bullet fit, tightness, hold).
I'll be creating a backup swaging rod that does not have the larger diameter to fix this design flaw on my lathe. BTW the Super Swager 600 does the same thing too. This must be by design on Dillon's part. However, I don't agree with it.
Finally as a puzzle to figure out, the primer system wasn't feeding primers, and found that little nub in the middle of the picture was missing. It's actually a bolt that fastens the ratchet system to the press body, and at the same time slides the primer feed system back & forth. An incorrect bolt (i.e. shorter than required) was used. Luckily I had the small parts kit and was able to fix that in a zip. The part number is #12486. This is only identified on page 13, and not on page 27 where the exploded diagram is.
There, that ends my troubleshooting, semi-educational, and setup rant.
Edited by charliez, 11 November 2010 - 10:49 AM.