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Neck sizing die question?

 
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Old 10-13-2006, 10:04 AM
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Neck sizing die question?

I am new to the neck sizing game and my mentor moved to Joplin. I am using Redding S-series and did the math to get what I thought was the correct titanium bushing. On my first test dummy loads the bullets are not seated very tightly. With some effort, I could push the bullets all the way into the case by hand and pulled it out with a pair of pliers without damaging the bullet. It just seems a bit too loose compared to my old RCBS reloads.

Any thoughts.
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Old 10-13-2006, 10:22 AM
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Re: Neck sizing die question?

it sounds like your bushing is a bit to big , take the next step down and try those , or better yet get yourself a Lee collet die
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Old 10-13-2006, 07:37 PM
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Re: Neck sizing die question?

The math is easy. Measure the neck diameter of a loaded round using the intended brass and bullet. Subtract .003" from that measurement and you 'should" be good to go witha bushing in that dimension.
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Old 10-14-2006, 05:32 AM
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Re: Neck sizing die question?

In factory chambers (not tight neck)I usually use .004" as a standard.
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Old 10-14-2006, 08:10 AM
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Some of this is trial and error......

Standard procedure is measure the loaded round and buy bushings of .002 & .003 smaller with varmint rounds. On the big kickers, more neck tension may be needed, it would be prudent to ask a gunsmith that deals with big magnums. I would give Fifty Driver a call...he is no doubt an expert in this area because he has to make all the dies for all of the big Long range magnums that he makes...I am curious myself.
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Old 10-15-2006, 10:14 AM
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Re: Neck sizing die question?

Hawken11,
The Redding S-Series dies are great. The only problem is paying for a selection of different size bushings. Brass thickness varies quite a bit, and sometimes using a different brand of brass will require using a different size bushing.

As a general rule deduct .002" - .003" from the diameter of the neck of a loaded round. However, as Keith said sometimes a larger bushing will work better on the larger calibers. Most experienced reloaders can select the best bushing to use by the "feel" when seating a bullet. Remember to clean the inside of your case necks.

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Old 10-15-2006, 07:36 PM
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Re: Neck sizing die question?

Thanks for the info. I knew I needed more than one bushing, but was just skimping a bit.
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