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Unread 05-01-2010, 06:23 PM
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Case too tight

After FL resizing bolt is hard to close. Length is good. What might be my trouble?
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    Unread 05-01-2010, 06:41 PM
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    Re: Case too tight

    What caliber? What brand of dies & press?
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    Re: Case too tight

    I'd say the die needs adjusted , it's not pushing the shoulder back far enough .
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    Re: Case too tight

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    What caliber? What brand of dies & press?
    300 WSM, Remington Model 7 ,RCBS dies .Old Lyman Orange Crush Press
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    Re: Case too tight

    How would I adjust the dies?
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    Re: Case too tight

    The die brand, press and cartridge doesn't matter; just adjust the FL sizer by loosening the lock nut and turning the die body down a little bit more. I'd bet another 1/16 of a turn (about 4 1/2 thou) will fix things up fine.

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    Re: Case too tight

    I had the same problem with my 300WSM when I was setting the dies up to reload. I was using Redding dies and in order to set the shoulder back enough for case to chamber in my Tikka T3 rifle I had to grind a small amount of steel off the base of the sizer die in order for the die to drop far enough over the case. This was with new Winchester brass. This procedure didn't harm the performance of the die at all.
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