Replacing the Breech Lock Pro Plastic Feed Ramp

The Pro 1000, Load-Master, and the Auto Breech Lock Pro.

Replacing the Breech Lock Pro Plastic Feed Ramp

Postby James Hensler » 12 Feb 2020 18

Ok so I called lee and have 2 new plastic feed ramps coming for my new press. When they get here I am going to modify the old one with some aluminum bar stock in the feed ramp area and blending it in to meet the shell plate. I hope this ends this issue once and for all. I think it can be done rather easy
James Hensler
 
Posts: 39
Joined: 26 Jan 2020
Has thanked: 0 time
Been thanked: 3 times
My Press Choice: Progressive
Location: Fl

Re: Replacing the Breech Lock Pro Plastic Feed Ramp

Postby Ranch Dog » 13 Feb 2020 06

What press are you working on?
Michael
Image
User avatar
Ranch Dog
Site Admin
Site Admin
 
Posts: 6108
Joined: 22 Jun 2013
Has thanked: 1449 times
Been thanked: 2726 times
My Press Choice: Progressive
Location: Cuero, TX

Re: Replacing the Breech Lock Pro Plastic Feed Ramp

Postby James Hensler » 14 Feb 2020 15

Auto Breech Lock Pro
James Hensler
 
Posts: 39
Joined: 26 Jan 2020
Has thanked: 0 time
Been thanked: 3 times
My Press Choice: Progressive
Location: Fl

Re: Replacing the Breech Lock Pro Plastic Feed Ramp

Postby nagantino » 14 Feb 2020 18

What exactly was the problem,. Photos will help.
nagantino
 
Posts: 50
Joined: 31 Oct 2015
Has thanked: 0 time
Been thanked: 21 times
My Press Choice: Progressive
Location: Ireland

Re: Replacing the Breech Lock Pro Plastic Feed Ramp

Postby Guinearun » 14 Feb 2020 22

I milked 3/16 off the ramp top. I had to use a trim tool for the plate end. The ramp must rise to a few thousands over the plate to ensure smooth feed. I slightly bent my steel plate to fit the rise at the plate side. Clean and epoxy. I also set my case feed near the end of its stroke, bringing it 1/4” off the press body. This eliminated all my case feed issues, and greatly increased speed.
Guinearun
 
Posts: 26
Joined: 01 Nov 2019
Has thanked: 0 time
Been thanked: 7 times
My Press Choice: Progressive
Location: Union MS

Re: Replacing the Breech Lock Pro Plastic Feed Ramp

Postby Guinearun » 14 Feb 2020 22

Milled! Got to love spell check!
Guinearun
 
Posts: 26
Joined: 01 Nov 2019
Has thanked: 0 time
Been thanked: 7 times
My Press Choice: Progressive
Location: Union MS

Re: Replacing the Breech Lock Pro Plastic Feed Ramp

Postby Guinearun » 14 Feb 2020 23

The problem I found was 9mm bounce on the plastic feed plate and rock forward under the press body. If the case you are sizing in the operation requires any force at all, you crush the next case that rocked forward a16th and damaged the plastic feed plate. Now you have a dimpled feed plate that causes every case to rock forward.
I discussed this with a lee technician, they are top notch in my opinion because they called me. I called Natchez who also will back their customers to ask if this was a common problem? At the time they had not sold many to accumulate the answer. I was unlucky, to have received a bullet feed poorly finished causing issues on both sides of the press. Which I built a sanding tool to length for that issue. No big deal just average troubleshooting for old guys! Lol
Now you couldn’t give me gray, orange, yellow,green or blue for my BLP. My Son ,Wife, Daughter and I can go to a meet shoot all we like and we only have to spend a hour or two loading 1k to replace. Great lee press .
Guinearun
 
Posts: 26
Joined: 01 Nov 2019
Has thanked: 0 time
Been thanked: 7 times
My Press Choice: Progressive
Location: Union MS

Re: Replacing the Breech Lock Pro Plastic Feed Ramp

Postby Guinearun » 14 Feb 2020 23

Let the kids load spare feed tubes while you load!! Knew those kids were good for something!
Guinearun
 
Posts: 26
Joined: 01 Nov 2019
Has thanked: 0 time
Been thanked: 7 times
My Press Choice: Progressive
Location: Union MS

Re: Replacing the Breech Lock Pro Plastic Feed Ramp

Postby G.A.Custer » 17 Jun 2020 10

I have had to replace two of the plastic feed ramps on my ABL Pro when empty cartridges get mashed into the soft plastic and create divots. That causes the empty case to tilt out of Plumb and then not feed into the shell plate.
G.A.Custer
 
Posts: 5
Joined: 07 Mar 2019
Has thanked: 0 time
Been thanked: 3 times
My Press Choice: Turret
Location: UT

Re: Replacing the Breech Lock Pro Plastic Feed Ramp

Postby Crash40SW » 17 Jun 2020 14

I've noticed mine getting marked up from my 40SW brass as well, but I think I might have a quick and easy modification to fix it.

I'm going to be picking up some brass shim stock from the hobby store and making a slide plate for the plastic. with a very slight curve in the middle, it should be able to lift the shell into the carrier, and the case feeder should slide right over the top of it.
User avatar
Crash40SW
 
Posts: 19
Joined: 29 May 2020
Has thanked: 2 times
Been thanked: 4 times
My Press Choice: Progressive
Location: Vancouver WA

Next

Return to Progressive

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests

  • Advertisement
cron