So far I am pretty happy with my setup, but I have a few minor issues and I'm hoping for some help from you fine folks.
The first is that I have started to have an issue with the primer bar not reliably picking up new primers. I had loaded 300 rounds with no problem, but when I sat down for my next batch, I started noticing this. (All my reloading has been done on used brass so far, so there is obviously primer residue under the shell plate.)
Basically, when I run the handle, the primer bar is sticking just short of fully retracted. If I flick the feed stop spring (the little metal sheet on the back of the primer housing) the bar can finish traveling and pick up a primer.
I assumed the problem was dirt and residue, so I took it apart and scrubbed the area clean with a little bit of my GunZilla, but I am still seeing the same issue. Maybe I have over-tightened the primer housing screws...?
The second issue is that I see my OAL going up slightly as I run through a hundred rounds. Last night's batch started at about 1.255" when I was adjusting, and the first couple rounds measured very close to that, but my last couple rounds were more like 1.265", and sampling through the rounds (I case-gauge and move to a box about every twenty rounds, so I can go back through and test them more or less in order) showed a definite upward drift, not just random variation. So, am I just not tightening down the bullet seating die hard enough, or is something else going on?
Thanks for any insight you all can offer!