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I have a Reloading problem I need help to solve.

 
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Old 05-31-2013, 01:19 PM
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Re: I have a Reloading problem I need help to solve.

I have trimmed some cases back. I trim to 2.5. I have had a few that went a little short to 2.45. I am not familiar with bumping the shoulders. I am not sure how to re size the head or trim the head if that is what I need to do. I think my problem is below the belt (if that's the right term) Basically what i see after re sizing is the shinny part on the brass ends just under the head of the brass. I will try and take a picture.
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Old 05-31-2013, 02:00 PM
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Re: I have a Reloading problem I need help to solve.




I believe the problem is in the head of the brass. Not sure how to re size it.
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Old 05-31-2013, 02:40 PM
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Re: I have a Reloading problem I need help to solve.

Looks like head separation. Thinning of case wall just above the head.
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Old 05-31-2013, 02:49 PM
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Re: I have a Reloading problem I need help to solve.

Head separating is not fixable. If I'm correct and it is head separation the brass needs replaced. One tip id give you for the future, dont full length size your cases for bolt actions. This over works your brass. you can neck size with your fl die and just bump the shoulders back enough to ease chambering. Then aneal your necks after the 4th loading,every fourth loading.
Hand Loading for Long Range 1: Brass Prep
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Old 05-31-2013, 03:17 PM
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Re: I have a Reloading problem I need help to solve.

Thank you for the link. I don't think I have head seperation yet, but I need to study this link more to understand bumping the shoulder back .003 What is this special tool that i need?
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Old 05-31-2013, 04:51 PM
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Re: I have a Reloading problem I need help to solve.

You will need a head space gage. They are not expensive
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Old 05-31-2013, 05:14 PM
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Re: I have a Reloading problem I need help to solve.

Yes the shiny marks in the pic is normal for a full length die with a belted case, you my friend are on the verge of a nasty case head seperation, trash that brass. Also Gary reccomended the innovative tech die, this is a wise investment for belted cases, allowing you to size down over the belt as well, use it every 3rd or 4th loading and it will give you longer case life. Also if you want to neck size, which is my prefered method for bolt guns, get a bushing neck die, the shoulder bump deal with a FL die works, but you are still squeezing the case walls back in, just not as much. Do it right, do it once!
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