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223 OAL not being consistant

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Unread 02-03-2010, 12:28 AM
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Re: 223 OAL not being consistant

Originally Posted by Ghostmoney View Post
What is the process to lap the bullet into the stem?
If I were to lap the stem to the 69gr bullets would that mean I would have problems if I wanted to load other bullet weights?

I used some find metal lapping compound (Flitz will work) and a variable speed cordless drill to spin the stem.

As luck would have it, the newly massaged stem works with all the bullets that I have tried...from 40 VMax to 80 gr AMax (including Nosler, Sierra, etc).
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    Unread 02-03-2010, 02:40 PM
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    Re: 223 OAL not being consistant

    Thanks acloco for the help I will give it a try and see if it helps
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    Unread 02-04-2010, 12:06 AM
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    Re: 223 OAL not being consistant

    I had that problem with my 243 I was using Lee dies. so I bought RCBS and never had another problem.

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