Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Reloading

Reloading Techniques For Reloading


Reply

Case separation ??

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #8  
Old 11-23-2011, 09:15 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 376
Re: Case separation ??

Thanks for all the info.
Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-24-2011, 01:18 AM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: NW Mt.
Posts: 600
Re: Case separation ??

Quote:
Originally Posted by TOM H View Post
You should also change out the standard expander if you haven't done so already.
Tom, I don't own any Redding Dies and I am curious as to what is wrong with the
Redding expander and what you change yours to. I switched to buying Forester dies
about 10 years ago and just haven't ponied up for a set of Reddings yet.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-24-2011, 06:48 AM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 787
Re: Case separation ??

Quote:
Originally Posted by Loner View Post
Tom, I don't own any Redding Dies and I am curious as to what is wrong with the
Redding expander and what you change yours to. I switched to buying Forester dies
about 10 years ago and just haven't ponied up for a set of Reddings yet.
Here is something from Redding on what they supply with the Type S die.


A decapping pin retainer is also supplied with most Type S - Bushing Dies except 17 and 20 Cal. This enables neck sizing without the use of the size button for those who sort and/or turn case necks for uniform.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 11-24-2011, 11:39 AM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: NW Mt.
Posts: 600
Re: Case separation ??

The easy button for getting rid of the expander ball. Well,... it's never easy.
Thanks Tom.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 11-24-2011, 08:06 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Casselberry, FL
Posts: 190
Re: Case separation ??

Case head separations are especially common with belted magnum calibers. Factory loads headspace on the belt, but handloads MUST have -.002" or less chamber clearance at the shoulder.



Picture from a good article on www.larrywillis.com
This shows how case separation begins inside of the case. Reducing chamber clearance (at the shoulder) prevents the case from stretching (and thinning) the brass. Full length resizing is the way to go, but your die height MUST be set accurately, and measuring is required.

Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: Case separation ??
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Is this my FL die or is it really headspace separation? Jinx-) Reloading 10 07-17-2011 12:20 AM
case trim pilot correct size but inside case dimensions too small. partisan1911 Reloading 14 05-24-2010 01:36 AM
Any sign to be alarmed? Headspace separation? Jinx-) Reloading 11 12-24-2009 09:50 AM
Total case head separation LewisH Gunsmithing 7 07-05-2008 05:38 PM
REMINGTON M-700 BOLT HANDLE SEPARATION (As in Falling Off!) Ian M General Discussion 14 01-28-2005 04:02 PM

Current Poll
Do you archery hunt for elk?
YES - 34.32%
116 Votes
NO - 48.52%
164 Votes
Not yet, but I plan to. - 17.16%
58 Votes
Total Votes: 338
You may not vote on this poll.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:26 AM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC