Re: 223 Seating Issues
Well I made it out this afternoon and got to work with things a little more.
First I reset the seater die to make sure it was not crimping the cases. Then I removed the seater plug from the die and saw that it had a fairly thick lip around the edge, so I took my chamfer tool to it to make the bullet transition into the plug as gentle as possible. I made sure to chamfer the cases as smoothly and consistently as I could.
From there I decided to load single cases at a time in order to get a feel for what was going on in the sizing die. I could feel the bullets start to seat crooked as before, but this time the seating plug sheared off a small portion of the HP and the bullet seated as normal.
I went ahead and loaded to end of my powder supplies as these were mostly just plinking rounds, and i was almost out of powder. . .
Given that, does it still sounds like I need a new seating, and perhaps sizing die? Which set would you recommend for FB bullets? I have a bunch left and FB's are fairly common in the .224 bullets so it makes sence to get something that will work better. . .
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