Originally Posted by BlackSS
This is my first attempt at reloading, I have all brand new equipment, and am trying to reload for my 270 WSM.
Right away I am having problems...
RCBS Rock Chucker
#43 shell holder
Redding full length die
When I re size I am getting dents on the shoulder which from everything I'm reading means too much lube.
I have cleaned the inside of the die, and I am trying to put even less lube on the case then I was initially. I put a tiny drop on my finger tip, rub my fingers together then rub the case, basically just enough to make it shiny.
This has helped but I am still getting small dents on the shoulder unless I move the ram up and down about 1/4 of the way at a time.
The makes me think there is something else going on aside from the hydraulic denting:
Using the hornady lock 'n load comparator it looks the shoulder is being pushed back .010 instead of the .001-.002 I would like to see. I set the die so it is touching the shell holder, and turned it down approx 1/8 turn, there is just a VERY small springy feeling at the end of the stroke, it is probably less than 1/8 of a turn.
I really don't want dented cases, nor do I want to set the shoulder back that far. Any ideas???
Don't feel bad. It's easy to get to much lube on /in the dies and brass.
What happens is the sizing lube seals the case neck and body befor it is all the way up in
the die, and the excess lube is forced into the shoulder and dents it.
A simple cure for buildup of lube in the die is to apply a small amount of lube to the inside
of the neck on every case, And lube every other one on the outside so that when you size
one that had no lube on the outside there will still be enough lube inside the die from the
last one to size with little or no effort and this will prevent buildup in the dies.
Some cases can be sized using 1 out of three with lube on the outside. But apply lube to
the inside of every neck (It wont build up and it will keep the necks in good shape).
Hope this helps.
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