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Oversize expander mandrel..

 
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Old 08-13-2010, 03:23 PM
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Oversize expander mandrel..

I'm sure you guys might be wondering what I'm talking about. And it may already exist, but if it does then I don't know about it so please chime in.

I just loaded a bunch of ammo for my 338 Lapua using brand new, never fired Lapua cases. My problem is that from the factory, the necks are sized too tight, and my neck-sizing bushing doesn't even make contact.

I wish I had a mandrel that I could run through all the necks and open them up to the size of a fired case. Then I could neck-size, and get the proper neck tension that I like to shoot. They are pretty darn tight right now, but I guess I will just have to get some trigger time in so I can resize them like I like.

What do you guys think?
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Old 08-13-2010, 05:01 PM
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Re: Oversize expander mandrel..

Put one of these:
SINCLAIR INTERNATIONAL : Sinclair Expander Mandrel - oversized, 338 cal (E-33 ) -
in one of these:
SINCLAIR INTERNATIONAL : Sinclair Generation II Expander Dies -
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Old 08-13-2010, 05:24 PM
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Re: Oversize expander mandrel..

Ah Hah, I knew they made the mandrels for neck turning, but I didn't know about the oversize version.

And I thought I knew everything about reloading.

Thanks Mikecr.
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Old 08-14-2010, 06:06 AM
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Re: Oversize expander mandrel..

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Ah Hah, I knew they made the mandrels for neck turning, but I didn't know about the oversize version.

And I thought I knew everything about reloading.

Thanks Mikecr.
Thanks! I needed a good chuckle.

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