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Old 09-10-2011, 02:09 PM
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bolt wont close???

Ok i reloaded some once fired norma 270wsm brass. About half of the rounds would not allow the the bolt to close. Some would close, but they were real sticky. And some loaded with no problem. Any thoughts? thanks
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Old 09-10-2011, 02:14 PM
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Re: bolt wont close???

Either your bullets are seated to long and are making contact with the rifling or the brass is too long. Also could be that they did not fully resize. Those are the only ideas I have. I tried to just bump the shoulder on some 7mag rounds and they did the same thing. Had to full legth resize them.

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Old 09-10-2011, 06:41 PM
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Re: bolt wont close???

Odds are you are not bumping the shoulder back far enough.

If you have a comparator where you can measure the shoulder you can easily tell the difference between the cases that will chamber and the ones that will not.

Take one case that will not chamber, lube it and turn your die down just a very little. Resize and try again to chamber. Keep doing that with that one case until it chambers.

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Old 09-11-2011, 04:19 PM
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Re: bolt wont close???

well looks like a better pick up a full length sizing die. all i have is a neck sizer. What die do you guys recommend?

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Old 09-11-2011, 06:19 PM
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Re: bolt wont close???

Was this brass fired in the same gun your trying to chamber the brass in? Generally speaking once fired brass must be full length sized in order to be used in a different rifle. I get many firings out of neck sized brass by doing nothing more than trimming a little when the brass gets too long.

Lee collet dies are some of the most affordable and have the least amount of runout (accuracy!) of any dies. You can have them custom made also if you send them some once fired brass (from your gun of course).
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Old 09-11-2011, 07:09 PM
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Re: bolt wont close???

This brass is fired in the same rifle. Im just not understanding why once fired brass would need to be full length resized.
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Old 09-11-2011, 08:03 PM
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Re: bolt wont close???

In my experience if you push WSM's at all you'll be full length sizing every time, which I do any way, don't even own a neck sizing die for anything.
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