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The Original Shellplate Bearing Kit

These kits help you get the most from your Dillon reloading machine.

How the Shellplate Bearing works:  

As the Shellplate bolt is tightened there is additional friction between the shellplate and the press. The shellpate bearing overcomes this friction. This stabilizes the shellplate and reduces run out. This will dampen the motion of the shellplate, reducing powder spills as it moves into position. You will also experience a better feel for each operation. Decapping, priming, and seating each have their unique feel. You'll know when a primer isn't right. With the reduced run out, case overall length will be more consistent. The result is a better operating press, consistent ammo, and increased run rates.

Lubricate the bearing with a little grease, don't pack it like a wheel bearing. If the grease is collecting gunpowder on your press that's too much. We use Mobil 1 or Slide Guide.

We used to sell the oil-lite thrust washer kit. Feedback from our customers told us it wasn't a good value. The needle bearing has a far greater range of bearing preload making it much easier to tune precisely. We still have a pile of these oil-lite washers. If you want to try one send us a message before you order, we'll add it to your order for 25 cents (fits 550 or 650). Then you can decide.

How the Low Mass Detent Ball works:  

Our Low Mass Detent Ball for the Dillon RL 450, RL 550, XL 650 and SL 900 is tough as nails. This phenolic ball is super hard, smooth and lightweight. It's approximately 7 times lighter than the factory steel ball and every bit as tough. The low mass detent ball has less momentum when it locks up with the shellplate. The material also absorbs vibrations much better than the steel ball. This detent ball is highly abrasion resistant and will not be cut or scared by the shellplate. These are industrial grade and used when strength and abrasion resistance is required.

To install, remove the shellplate, pluck out the steel ball, clean any debris out of the channel and drop our Low Mass Detent Ball into place. Then reinstall the shellplate.

Some folks have cut half a coil off of the detent spring to reduce pressure. We recommend giving our low mass detent ball a try, before modifying your press.

How the Camming Pin Bearing works:  

The camming pin bearing replaces the camming pin on your XL 650 or SL 900. This is a sealed bearing, as such, no maintenance is required. It smoothly rides the case insert slide cam. You won't need to lubricate the cam to prevent wear, resulting in a cleaner press. To install remove the locknut with a 9/16" wrench, unscrew the original pin and screw in our camming pin bearing. Each half revolution of the camming pin bearing is .020" of adjustment. Before you tighten the locknut ensure the bearing rides square on the case insert slide cam. Use a 1/8" allen wrench in the hex at the end of the pin, to hold it steady and aligned when tightening the locknut.

We match the dimensions of the OEM pin. Our pin fully supports the casefeed arm, reducing vibrations and unnecessary wear. Reduced vibrations helps to keep cases correct side up when using a casefeeder. This is an exclusive feature of our pin, not available from any other manufacturer.

Ultimate and Premium Kits:  

Our Ultimate and Premium kits come with an assortment of screws, knobs and washers specific to your press.

Large knobs fit over the nut of the powder adjustment bolt. This makes adjusting the powder drop a snap. The included label indicates which way to turn for more powder and you won't need a wrench. It may take a day or two for the plastic to form to the nut, or you can warm the plastic a little before installation to speed up the process.

Thumbscrews are installed on the powder measure clamp. You will find not needing to reach for an allen wrench while adjusting the case bell makes the process go faster. Nylon washers are installed under this these thumbscrews. To stay tight they must sit flat on the powder measure clamp. These will need to be fitted, use sandpaper, a file, or grinder to create a small bevel on one side.

Depending on your press model you may receive a primer alarm screw, Dillon recently changed the design of the primer alarm and it no longer accepts a machine screw. If this is the case, repurpose the screw. You will find that it fits as a tension screw on your Blade-Tech holster.

Thumbscrews are also provided for the case insert slide cam (650) and the die clamp screw (650 & 1050)

Additional Information:  

No re-adjustment of dies is needed with any of our kits!

Our kits were featured in the Nov./Dec 2011 issue of Front Sight Magazine

Hit Factor Shooting Supply, LLC is a frequent sponsor of local, state and area matches. We donate our products and our time as a CRO to these matches. We give back to our customers.

Quick Links to Our Most Popular Products

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  • Premiuim Shellplate Bearing for Dillon XL 1050 Kit Premium Shellplate Bearing Kit for Dillon Super 1050 $20.95 Free shipping in U.S.A.
    If you have the older, shorter stroke RL1050 or 1050, you will need a modified lock ring.  


  • Shellplate Bearing Kit for Dillon Super 1050Shellplate Bearing Kit for Dillon Super 1050 $11.95 Free shipping in U.S.A.
    If you have the older, shorter stroke RL1050 or 1050, you will need a modified lock ring.  

     
  • Lock Ring for RL 1050
    If you have the older, shorter stroke RL1050 or 1050, we offer a new modified lock ring or you can send in your lock ring for machining to provide the necessary clearance. Select the option you would like to purchase. If you choose to have us machine your lock ring please mail it to:

    Hit Factor Shooting Supply, LLC
    3687 Knox Street
    St. Joseph MI 49085


     
    Lock Ring RL 1050

  • Ultimate Bearing Kit for Dillon XL 650 Ultimate Bearing Kit for Dillon XL 650 $37.95 Free shipping in U.S.A.


  • Camming Pin Bearing for XL 650 Kit Camming Pin Bearing Kit for Dillon XL 650 $19.95 Free shipping in U.S.A.

  • Premiuim Shellplate Bearing Kit for Dillon XL 650 Kit Premium Shellplate Bearing Kit for Dillon XL 650 $18.95 Free shipping in U.S.A.

  • Shellplate Bearing Kit for Dillon XL 650 Shellplate Bearing Kit for Dillon XL 650 $9.95

  • Premiuim Shellplate Bearing Kit for Dillon RL 550 Kit Premium Shellplate Bearing Kit for Dillon RL 550 B $29.95 Free shipping in U.S.A.   

  • Shellplate Bearing Kit for Dillon RL 550 Kit Shellplate Bearing Kit for Dillon RL 550 B $20.95  Free shipping in U.S.A.

  • Bearing and Quick Adjust Kit for Dillon RL 550 B Bearing and Quick Adjust Kit for Dillon RL 550 B $15.95 Free shipping in U.S.A.

  • Ultimate Bearing Kit SL 900 Ultimate Shellplate Bearing Kit for Dillon SL 900 $29.95 Free shipping in U.S.A.

  • Small Low Mass Detent Ball Low Mass Detent Ball for 450, 550, 650 and 900 series Dillon presses $1.95
    This phenolic ball is tough as nails. Shown next to the ball it replaces. Almost 7 times lighter, highly abrasion resistant, and super hard. This ball will not be destroyed by the shellplate.

  • Large Low Mass Detent Ball Low Mass Detent Ball for 1050 series Dillon press $2.25

  • tension screwsSquib Rods - Solid Brass
    Choose Size


  • KHTS Kydex Holster Tension Thumbscrews $1.95
    These screws are 8 x 32 and will fit Blade-Tech, Uncle Mikes, Blackhawk and many other brands of kydex holsters.


International Orders Accepted. Shipped via USPS.

International customers please note: You are responsible for duty and any other import fees levied by your country. Estimated delivery date does not account for the amount of time the package takes to clear customs. Italy is taking 4-6 weeks for delivery
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Canadian Customers - Murray 'Doc' Gardner sells our products from BC, Jim Pshyk at A-Zone sells from AB and Josko Kovic sells from ON.
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Double Tap Sports Inc.
Italian Customers - Giorgio Patria sells our products from Italy.
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Shellplate Bearing Kit for Dillon XL 650

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  1. If you are not completely satisfied with your bearing kit, simply return it for a full refund.
  2. Yep, it's that easy.