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Unread 05-04-2009, 03:17 PM
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Re: Help Please .......

yeah its screwed in all the way..it seems like this type of seater wont seat certain types of bullets.
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Unread 05-04-2009, 06:26 PM
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double check your die body adjustment . maybe your lock ring slipped. if it is to high it will cause this . raise a brass case to top of stroke . turn die body down until it just touches brass case . then raise die body up 1/2 to 3/4 of a turn . then set bullet seating depth . I 'd say it's worth a try . Jim
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Unread 05-04-2009, 08:49 PM
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Jim,
Yeah we tried that pretty much first. I need to find someone with redding 223 dies. I would like to ask them a few things.
Im wondering how someone else who maybe followed the hornady book got it seated to what the book states.
If I used a case longer then 1.750 I would get the adjustment. But the book says trim length is 1.750 and thats what My cases are, You would think I should be able to load exactly what the book says. I mean if I cut some cases at like 1.755 I probably could get the 2.200 oal listed.
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Unread 05-05-2009, 05:36 AM
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Dave , 1) if the die is set up correctly using a longer brass case you will get the same oal you will just be seating the bullet deeper into the brass case .2) if you cut your brass longer , you will need to raise the die body higher . now you are right back to not seating the bullet deep enough .
it sounds to me like you need to get the die body adjusted down more , but not far enough to crimp .
this is what winchester69 is getting at too . Jim
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The die is correctly setup. the seater is screwed down into the die all the way . I ran out of adjustment.
I have some pictures but I have to send them in email.
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Unread 05-05-2009, 11:18 AM
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did you have the die apart and maybe loose a spacer or something ? I'm not sure what dies your using . another thought , is this a new die ? have you used it before with correct results ? is it marked with the correct cartridge , 223 ?
I don't remember of ever being close to running out of adjustment on the seating stem before . man this is just strange . Jim
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