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Unread 09-13-2002, 07:37 PM
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Re: Successful Reloading

SR90,

Were they close after you full length sized them and then re-fired? If they were JUST fl sized and gave you a sticking bolt the first firing after a FL sizing, they may have a problem. If you've got a couple or more firings with just a neck size,, it's normal to have some tight ones.

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    I full length sized them with .002 smaller than chamber headspace, and I neck sized them to .3065 inside diameter.

    I am stumped? I got 3 reloadings before I full length sized the first time. I didn't have to full length size yet but I did because I could tell the headspace getting long when I closed the bolt.
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    You may need to get a set of small base dies for brass that has been fired 5 times.
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    Unread 09-14-2002, 06:34 AM
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    SR90,

    Also,, I'd trim to 2.000" or to 2.005". The lead may not be as long as you think. Especially if the rounds haven't been trimmed in a couple firings. Trim them up before you spend any cash and see how a couple of them do.

    Oh, and don't worry about the small base die messing with your POI/POA... that's BS unless you're a serious BR shooter. I doubt you'll notice any difference in a tac rig, maybe 30 fps difference from a FF case.

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    I got one of Sinclairs oal gauges to measure maximum neck length to get the 2.04 figure I rechecked it last night and it was 2.038 with the dirty chamber.

    I think I will try trimming the cases like you said though.

    What is a small base die. I assume that it sizes the case head??
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    sr90,

    a small base die will bring the case down to original specifications or slightly smaller. It is needed for tight chambers and some autoloaders with other than large chambers.

    You're correct, it works the case head more than a standard FL die. I recommend the redding body die in small base form because you can use it and not have to worry about messing with your neck and, though they don't recommend it, you can size loaded ammo in a pinch,,, just make damn sure it's lubed up good.

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