I was stymied by the #1 shellplate that accepted .45ACP cases yet was binding on ejection – I thought the “E-ZJect” mechanism, which consists of an angled nub on the sub-plate, was cast wrongly or machined with a bad angle…so in the end I called Hornady.
What nice people., seriously. I had my wires crossed, the #45 shellplate is the correct one for .45ACP – and was ‘specially engineered just-so to accommodate that casing. The #1 plate is for .30-06. I also wasn’t scolded or made to feel inferior (*cough*Graff*cough*) for using the wrong shellplate or even being in California, and was invited to take a tour if I ever get out there like for a family Reunion or something (Brady, Cozad, Broken Bow are family places).
Now the cases flick to the floor with proper agility and I can continue the set-up.