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thom

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Emptying a dillon square deal powder cannister help
« on: April 05, 2020, 02:05:59 pm »
I would like to know how to empty/unload a square deal powder container.  I ran out of brass and still have powder in the powder measure tube, ( the clear plastic/glass holder).  Any ideas would be helpful.

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    Re: Emptying a dillon square deal powder cannister help
    « Reply #1 on: April 05, 2020, 02:15:03 pm »
    hmm, never owned a sq d, but have other dillons, im thinking the sq, d does not have a removalble tool head, so, one must i believe remove the clamping collar at teh drop point, disconnect the rod, pull dump off and then dump it into keg or .......

    on the 550 i basically do ame, pull the tool head complete after disconnecting crap and dumping, its rare if i dump them as i generalyi leave powder in them as i reload on a regular basis, i do have discoloration on some of the powder tubes, but its been years in the making
    best of luck
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    Re: Emptying a dillon square deal powder cannister help
    « Reply #2 on: April 05, 2020, 02:17:21 pm »
    How much powder are we talking about here?  Is the tube full or half full or is it just a little bit?   :hmm
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    Re: Emptying a dillon square deal powder cannister help
    « Reply #3 on: April 05, 2020, 03:04:55 pm »
    About 1/4 full.. 
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    Re: Emptying a dillon square deal powder cannister help
    « Reply #4 on: April 05, 2020, 03:26:09 pm »
    I just went back to the booklet and learned about reverse engineering.  Got it taken care of.  Thanks for the responses.
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    Re: Emptying a dillon square deal powder cannister help
    « Reply #5 on: April 05, 2020, 09:10:20 pm »
     :thumbup
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    Re: Emptying a dillon square deal powder cannister help
    « Reply #6 on: April 08, 2020, 08:42:33 am »
    In most cases the clear powder tube discoloration is fine graphite dust left by the powder kernel deterrent coating. It can be cleaned off by removing the tube, washing it with Dawn, and reinstalling it.

    Having a Dillon RL550b for going on 30 years, I've found this fix. It's just like washing out a bottle, but easier.

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    Re: Emptying a dillon square deal powder cannister help
    « Reply #7 on: April 08, 2020, 01:26:05 pm »
    I just went back to the booklet and learned about reverse engineering.  Got it taken care of.  Thanks for the responses.
    Thom

    So post up what you did in case someone else runs into the same problem...
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    Re: Emptying a dillon square deal powder cannister help
    « Reply #8 on: April 08, 2020, 03:01:54 pm »
    So post up what you did in case someone else runs into the same problem...

    One needs to just loosen the powder measure (via the clamp that holds it in place), remove the powder measure and dump the powder back into the original powder container (note use a funnel it makes it easier !).   
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    Re: Emptying a dillon square deal powder cannister help
    « Reply #9 on: April 21, 2020, 08:48:02 am »
    So post up what you did in case someone else runs into the same problem...
    Disconnect the failsafe Rod at the upper end.
    There is a collar clamp screw holding it in place to the press.
    Unscrew it and lift the  powder system up and away. 

    Thanks for the different options on taking it apart.
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