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Polishing a body die?

 
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Old 08-18-2013, 11:48 PM
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Re: Polishing a body die?

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Does anyone else in this thread see the flaws in Larry's reasoning?

How 'bout his incorrect headspace definition in that referenced page on his web site?
I read that article on Larry's website. I understood it, from the perspective of an active shooter and reloading enthusiast over the past 44 years. Can't say that I know the precise definitions of some of those terms you've been debating according to the firearms industry standards, but I do believe I got the full, intended meaning from the article. You might be splitting hairs on definitions that a majority of non-PhD shooters/reloaders aren't overly concerned about.
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Old 08-19-2013, 01:03 AM
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Re: Polishing a body die?

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Bullet Bumper ......

It still provides several opportunities for shooters to learn from. This is a fairly simple topic that is commonly misunderstood. It was mentioned earlier that this is really not rocket science, and every shooter is free to pursue reloading as they would like.

Besides being in the shooting and reloading industry for decades, you can visit my website (over 150 pages of shooting and reloading information). This was designed to help shooters every single day (and has for the last 13 years).

I always recommend using at least two published reloading manuals, and verify the accuracy of your technical information before accepting it as fact.
You have lost me Larry I have no real idea what you are referring too.
I know you have been a very helpful person to reloaders , no denying that but , you do put that stuff on you website to attract customers . I don't need to visit your website I have been reloading for 40 years , bullet swaging for 25 years and do most of my own gun smithing .
I invented my own body dies 20 years before they were ever on the commercial market .
Sorry mate I don't see the full relevance of your comments to my previous post .
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Old 08-19-2013, 01:07 AM
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Re: Polishing a body die?

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Does anyone else in this thread see the flaws in Larry's reasoning?

How 'bout his incorrect headspace definition in that referenced page on his web site?
Normally me and Bart argue a bit , but in this thread everything he has said is correct as far as I can see .
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Old 08-19-2013, 07:56 AM
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Re: Polishing a body die?

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Does anyone else in this thread see the flaws in Larry's reasoning?

How 'bout his incorrect headspace definition in that referenced page on his web site?
Bart B , just drop it
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Old 08-20-2013, 07:01 AM
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Re: Polishing a body die?

That article (on WWW.LARRYWILLIS.COM) actually covers two separate topics. (1) Accurately minimizing chamber clearance using a comparator, and (2) it explains the most common handloading problem with belted magnum calibers.

I often use this page to explain both topics together, because it helps shooters see how their handloads bulge and why head separations occur.

When shooters start to grind (or polish) their dies, there is usually another cause for their problem. It's usually related to their die height adjustment.

Three of my patented tools are now used by well over 6,000 shooters. I've found that some shooters are happy using familiar equipment that they have always used, and that's perfectly OK. However, there are a whole lot of shooters that want to do a little better.

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Old 08-20-2013, 09:38 AM
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Re: Polishing a body die?

People that usually grind their die are usually doing it to the bottom, so the die goes further down over ther case. How would it be possible to put the case not as far up in the die and have the same shoulder bump if the person is monitoring with a gauge closely and getting a known .001 bump?
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Old 08-20-2013, 10:10 AM
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Re: Polishing a body die?

jsthntn247 ..........

When shooters fail to actually "MEASURE" the shoulder clearance (or case width) that their handloads have in their particular chamber, they often assume they need deeper travel into their resizing die.

At least, that's what I've found after taking their phone calls for the last 13 years. I'm not saying that ALL resizing dies are perfect. However, it's incredibly easy for modern CNC lathes to produce sizing dies within spec.
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