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6.8SPC will not chamber round all the way

 
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Old 03-04-2011, 03:07 PM
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6.8SPC will not chamber round all the way

I've got some reloads that will not feed all the way and sometimes i can't pull the charging handle to extract the round. Am I just not sizing the brass all the way? I have other rounds that will chamber(purchased from a fellow shooter for the brass) but my reloads won't chamber
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Old 03-04-2011, 04:17 PM
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Re: 6.8SPC will not chamber round all the way

Most likely the problem, right there. Full length sizing is a must for these guns, and the use of a gage is very strongly advised. They solve a lot of problems, and even better, can keep you from running into them in the first place.
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Old 03-04-2011, 05:09 PM
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Re: 6.8SPC will not chamber round all the way

I use a set of RCBS small base dies. I'll readjust the die and see what happens tonight. I reloaded for my 5.56 and had no problems so this is new to me
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Old 03-04-2011, 06:00 PM
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Re: 6.8SPC will not chamber round all the way

Pick up an L.E. Wilson case gage, and that'll help to ensure you've got the dies set down correctly. Bump gage would work too, you're just trying to make sure you've got the round sized enough to give it just a little play in the chamber. Tight fitting brass and close tolerances don't fly with these guns.
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Re: 6.8SPC will not chamber round all the way

I don't know if this makes a difference or not but I can manually put a round in the chamber and it locks up fine. It only acts up when I use a magazine
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Re: 6.8SPC will not chamber round all the way

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I don't know if this makes a difference or not but I can manually put a round in the chamber and it locks up fine. It only acts up when I use a magazine
Are you using 6.8 mags of 5.56?
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Re: 6.8SPC will not chamber round all the way

I'm using c-products 25rd 6.8 mags
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