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Unread 04-30-2011, 06:43 PM
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action tight

i made some rounds up to the lenght of a bullet i shut n chamber. Then i loaded up some rounds and the action is tight at closing the action and real tight opening it. have to bang bolt to open it. do i need seat bullet farther. any help be appreciated thanks.
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    Unread 04-30-2011, 09:01 PM
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    Re: action tight

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    i made some rounds up to the lenght of a bullet i shut n chamber. Then i loaded up some rounds and the action is tight at closing the action and real tight opening it. have to bang bolt to open it. do i need seat bullet farther. any help be appreciated thanks.
    Hello bghunter what are you loading? Need specs.
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    Re: action tight

    Being that tight sounds like you may not have sized them enough, bump the shoulder back, is it a bolt gun, and did you check just the brass after sizing for smooth fit?You also have to keep length of brass in check or you might be almost crimping with that kind of force.
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    Re: action tight

    Sounds like you loaded brass that was fired from a different rifle with less head space than yours, or your sizing die was set to high. Follow die manufacturers directions and this wont happen. Remember that with sizing dies, small adjustments make big diferences.
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    Unread 05-01-2011, 06:10 AM
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    Re: action tight

    Sorry new to reloading it is a savage 7mm rm. the brass has been loaded bout 5 times just necked sized. i tried 1 piece after i found out they were tight and it tight also. Don't think i can push it back with muy neck die can i. thanks
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    Unread 05-01-2011, 09:19 AM
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    Re: action tight

    hello bghunter76 sounds like you need to shoulder bump them back .002 or resize them and check o.a.l. Which brass are you using,what is your load?
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    Re: action tight

    try running it through a full length sizer die and see if this helps.also,have you been trimming your case.the recomended saami spec on the case length is 2.50.you should also measure the resized case above the belt and compare it to a new case.sometimes the area above the belt will expand and cause the round to be hard to chamber.
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