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Old 05-30-2003, 09:02 PM
 
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Old 06-23-2003, 07:57 PM
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Re: preping brass

S1,
I agree with the FLR approach. I shoot a 7.21 Lazzeroni and FLR (mainly because of the effort to procure a neck sizing die). Being an avid Sinclair follower, I use their recommendation about FLR adjustments: adjust down to form the case just to the point where the case chambers without putting extra pressure on the bolt. It takes some time to get it down to the Knat's ass but it seems to be worth it. I'm lucky having a tight chamber, but I think this procedure can be applied to any fire formed brass. I'm not sure about belted cases.

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Old 06-24-2003, 10:16 AM
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S1, your observations about FL sizers is right on. My beef is that it is almost impossible to know what the dimensions of the die is before you buy them. Can lead to all sorts of headaches. Custom cut dies are just too expensive for me.

So, I neck size. Eliminates headspace, neck donuts, and sloppy fit. With the Lee collet die, I get very concentric ammo too. I figure that to get a proper set of custom FL dies at $200US, I can buy a lot of brass and just throw it out when it doesn't chamber (after 6 to 12 reloads). Don't have to anneal either.

I do have one rifle where FL sizing works the best. However, the vast majority have "production" style chambers and the FL dies just don't fit well.

It is too bad that the SAAMI specs have such large tolerances. An oversized chamber and undersized die and you got problems...

Jerry
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Old 06-29-2003, 02:03 PM
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Re: preping brass

S1,How do you polish the inside of your dies?Thanks
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Old 06-29-2003, 04:30 PM
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Re: preping brass

Any reason dies cannot be polished using a drill press on low spend or a dremel tool with 0000 steel wool and final polish with jewelers'rouge?
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