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Need good selection of springs - DFW

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Mike_from_Texas, Feb 13, 2020.

  1. Mike_from_Texas

    Mike_from_Texas Active Member

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    Where in DFW is a good place to find a large assortment of springs? I have this set up on my powder dispenser on my press but it’s not pulling the drum back down like it should. I need a shorter/stronger spring like this:

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  2. Glenn B

    Glenn B Active Member TGT Supporter

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    Why not contact the manufacturer of the powder dispenser and or press.
     
  3. Dawico

    Dawico Uncoiled Lifetime Member

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    That is either a Hornady dispenser set up or a clone of it. Hornady will have the spring and will probably send it to you for free.

    It probably isn't a spring issue though. Use some dry graphite lubricant on the drum of the dispenser and the tube that slides inside the other tube. More or less all the parts that rub together.

    The dispenser should come back down without the spring. The spring is just a back up system to help fight friction. When the friction gets too great even the spring isn't enough.

    Clean and lube it and I bet it works properly again.
     
  4. Dawico

    Dawico Uncoiled Lifetime Member

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    I want to add that your spring appears to compress when it is off the dispenser. That really makes me think it is a friction issue.

    Even writing on all the moving parts with a pencil (easy source of graphite) or piece of chalk will work.

    The key is using something dry. A wet lube will contaminate your powder and just make a mess of things. Been there, done that.
     
  5. Mike_from_Texas

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    Everything there except the powder measure is brand new. My cylinder has always been a little stiff in the powder measure. I’ve tried to get very fine sandpaper to polish the contact points.

    May try the graphite first.


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  6. TheMailMan

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    Green = RCBS
     
  7. Dawico

    Dawico Uncoiled Lifetime Member

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    Yes and the RCBS dispenser fits on the Hornady linkage. I have done it.

    I just wasn't sure if he knew it was Hornady parts or a clone of them anyways.
     
  8. rotor

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    Darn, you are so neat. Harbor Freight sells an assortment, sometimes the quality is okay.
     
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  9. Mike_from_Texas

    Mike_from_Texas Active Member

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    The linkage is the Hornady kit. Compatible with RCBS.

    RCBS also makes a kit, they look pretty much identical. Not sure who came first.


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  10. Mike_from_Texas

    Mike_from_Texas Active Member

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    Ha. I’m still setting up the room. I haven’t started destroying it yet.


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