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FLS belted magnums

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Unread 06-16-2008, 08:42 PM
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After encountering several hundred shooters that reload belted magnum calibers, I've come across VERY FEW that have experienced absolutely no chambering problems after a few reloadings.

The symptom of loose primer pockets is another issue that is easily resolved, and there is already a case crimping tool that swages the case head tighter against the primer pocket. I haven't seen one of those tools in years, probably because this symptom can also be resolved by trying the following:

1.) Don't ream your primer pockets.
2.) Try a slower burning powder.
3.) Lighten up your load just a bit.

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Unread 06-17-2008, 12:08 AM
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You say most people experience chambering problems after a few loadings. I would guess you mean with only neck sizing as I partial full size and have zero problems chambering after 6 firings.
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Unread 06-17-2008, 05:51 AM
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Actually, it's probably more apt to happen when full length resizing - especially if you push the shoulder back too far. However, the shoulder does need to get bumped back very slightly. Read my website on this subject. Check the Questions and Answers section and the Tech Tips.

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