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Unread 04-30-2004, 06:49 AM
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bullet seating problem

I am loading 30/06 reloads. Got a new set of RCBS dies. Why are the cases buckling and deformed at the neck when I seat the bullets?? [img]images/icons/confused.gif[/img]
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Unread 04-30-2004, 07:04 AM
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Re: bullet seating problem

are you seating the bullets in 270 win or 280rem brass that hasnt been expanded??

What bullets?--do the bullets measure .308, .310, .311

thats all i got

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Unread 04-30-2004, 11:00 PM
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Re: bullet seating problem

One thought - If your die is set too low it will crimp the mouth, often well before the bullet is fully seated. I keep the die backed out so it does not crimp at all. Run an empty case up into the die and measure across the case mouth to make sure it's not too low and crimping, or run the ram up with the die backed way out then screw it down carefully until you feel resistance from the taper inside the die contacting the case mouth.

You probably have not chamfered the inside of the case mouths if they are "entering" the mouth really rough?
Brent Moffitt
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