The Dillon case feeder plate is at the heart of the case feeder of your Dillon Press. It rotates under the pile of brass, agitating the brass and feeding the cases into the pockets. These pocket then carry the cases up to the top of the case feeder, and if orientated correctly, allow them to fall out through the output chute. if the cases are upside-down in the pockets, they fall out the pocket back into the pile, before reaching the output chute. In this manner, the Dillon case feeder outputs only cases with their bases down, as required for use in the reloading press.
The Dillon case feeder plate includes a cleaver slip-clutch type center core, which helps prevent the motor from stalling in case the shell plate jams up. This slip-disc is factory adjusted and should not need tensioning in use.
The small pistol plate is recommended for use with 32ACP, #2 S&W Long/32 H&R Magnum, .380 ACP, 9mm/38 Super. For 30 Carbine, use two of the spacer washers.
The Large pistol plate is used for 38 Special/357, 40 S&W, 10mm and larger cartridges. For 357, 41 and 44 magnum, 45 Colt, use the spacer washer that is included with the electric case feeder. For 7.62x39mm, use two of the spacer washers.
The Small rifle plate is recommended for .17 Remington, .204 Ruger, 222 & 223 Remington and related cartridges.