Re: FL resize case troubles
I've seen this symptom a jillion times. In fact, I patented the Belted Magnum Collet Resizing Die a few years ago and have sold over 2,500 of them so far. I originally sold them through MidwayUSA, Lock Stock & Barrel, Midsouth, R.W. Hart & Son, and Cabela's (for 2 years). However, when product liability insurance got too expensive (a major problem in this industry) I began selling them directly from my website.
I've talked to hundreds of shooters about this symptom, and here's what I've found:
* Many shooters don't realise that belted magnum handloads should be headspaced on the shoulder - not the belt.
* Too many shooters are pushing their case shoulder back too far by following their die instructions to the letter.
* Shooters often suspect "out of round chambers", "headspace problems", "defective dies" and "lousy brass" without ever measuring case width above the belt.
At the moment, our dies are sold out, but I'll have more in stock when (and if) the economy improves. Read my website, and you'll see exactly what's causing this popular reloading symptom. It's explained there in great detail. I've also patented a much "better mousetrap" than the RCBS Precision Mic. How about a Digital Headspace Gauge that works on ANY caliber? (They will be available on my homepage in about 2 weeks.)