Anybody have problems with their new Dillon XL750?

Brand new to reloading. I’m knew starting out with a XL750 would be a learning curve, but I’m having problems out the gate. Everything started out fine on mounting, assembly and dies. Made about 5 rounds, one at a time. Started to go full progressive and...

-Primers started to only load some of the time. A couple even went in sideways and got crushed. Powder all over the shell plate. After trying some more, primers wouldn’t even load anymore.

-Dies and the shell plate didn’t line up a few times on station one(decap, resize) and two(flare, powder charge).

-I’ll also note that at least half the loads I attempted, station 2 for the flare would feel like it was sticking to the case as I was bringing the handle back up.

I know I need adjustments made. My dies are set perfectly for 9mm. It’s just these other problems I mentioned above. Calling 76Highboy or any other Dillon experts on here to help me get this running correctly. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance
 
go back through all of HB's video to help set up I use a hornady press and I was having fits with it until I went through his vids. hes got 4 weeks worth of xl 750 set up vids loaded up on youtube
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I definitely will, already started to check them out. Thank you
 

76Highboy

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As for the powder on the shell plate IMO... Dillon did not improve anything with this new machine. Just their hype. The 750 spills powder just like the 650 and my Hornady did the same thing. You may try reducing the charge a bit.

Cases sticking in station two, yes, progressives can do that as my 650, 750 and Hornady used to.

As for the rest, you may need to remove the dies and fix one thing at a time. Start with getting the primers to feed.

Do you want to live stream and maybe I can help you?

Highboy
 
Thank you for the reply Highboy!! Glad to hear these problems aren’t unique to me. My problem with the powder getting on the shell plate was from me not realizing I didn’t get a primer seated until it was too late completing station two.
But glad to hear that cases sticking on the flare on station two is common also. Sounds like you remedied this problem?? Curious how you did that.
But back to above, my main problem was primers not loading. I’ve only did just the one magazine tube so far. I wrapped it up and haven’t had time to try again. Busy week. Maybe I just happened to have a primer go sideways?
I have Friday off, so I will be working on it all day. Really appreciate the reply, and yes, I’d definitely do a streaming video so you could see. Can’t tell you how much I’d appreciate the help. Thank you and I’ll be in touch no later than Friday when I start to work on it.
 
As for the powder on the shell plate IMO... Dillon did not improve anything with this new machine. Just their hype. The 750 spills powder just like the 650 and my Hornady did the same thing. You may try reducing the charge a bit.

Cases sticking in station two, yes, progressives can do that as my 650, 750 and Hornady used to.

As for the rest, you may need to remove the dies and fix one thing at a time. Start with getting the primers to feed.

Do you want to live stream and maybe I can help you?

Highboy
Pretty sure I figured out some of my problems!! One of your videos sure helped on the station two spring!! Thank you!!
Not much time last night, but for the priming situation, I pulled out the magazine tube, and the plastic tip was deformed. Replaced, and it started to feed(I only did one at a time). Only spent a few minutes on this, so I’m not sure I’m out of the woods yet.
....so my current problem is....in all my ignorance, when I originally had primer feeding problems, I started messing with this little black set screw. I will post a picture of it(don’t mind the bottom arrow pictured, just the top) But now I don’t know if it’s out of adjustment. Can you tell me how this works like I’m a 4 year old?? Lol!! Thank you in advance once again
 

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76Highboy

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Pretty sure I figured out some of my problems!! One of your videos sure helped on the station two spring!! Thank you!!
Not much time last night, but for the priming situation, I pulled out the magazine tube, and the plastic tip was deformed. Replaced, and it started to feed(I only did one at a time). Only spent a few minutes on this, so I’m not sure I’m out of the woods yet.
....so my current problem is....in all my ignorance, when I originally had primer feeding problems, I started messing with this little black set screw. I will post a picture of it(don’t mind the bottom arrow pictured, just the top) But now I don’t know if it’s out of adjustment. Can you tell me how this works like I’m a 4 year old?? Lol!! Thank you in advance once again
Simply enough, that screw dictates the alignment (centering for a better term) of the primer cup to the shell plate. It was probably correct from Dillon and then you off-adjusted it.

Page 49 of your 750 manual tells you how to adjust it.

Highboy
 
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