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Old 02-14-2010, 06:46 PM
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play in press ram

Just today, I discovered that when the ram is up on my press there is some radial play in it.

I would assume that this is not a good thing and that it needs repaired or replaced.

Is that the case?

BTW, it is an RCBS RCII.
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Old 02-14-2010, 07:16 PM
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Re: play in press ram

When you say radial play, are you saying that towards the end of the upstroke it's rotating either left or right as in twisting?
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Old 02-14-2010, 07:49 PM
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Re: play in press ram

No, what I mean is you can detect a slight amount of play when you press horizontally against the ram. (perpendicular to the centerline of the ram in any direction)
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Old 02-14-2010, 08:33 PM
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Re: play in press ram

Don't worry about it.

If it has any effect at all, it will actually help in that any small case-to-die misalignment can correct itself. We can't force a case to enter a die straight but we can sure force a case to bend if the alignment isn't near perfect.
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Old 02-15-2010, 02:02 AM
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Re: play in press ram

Advice Needed on New Press.
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Re: play in press ram

Thanks Win 69.
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Old 02-15-2010, 09:25 PM
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You're welcome.
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