Re: Primer backout problems
i have no idea what a wilson headspace gauge is like, however, i set my dies up using a stoneypoint headspace gauge so that i am bumping no more than a thou. maybe you want to get one and check between a fired case and a sized case to see how much bump you are getting.
federal brass is a little on the soft side, but 3 - 5 thou is not gonna appear with just loose primer pockets. if the case is only bumped 1 thou after firing, primer should only protrude by about 1 thou i'd say. someone correct me if i am wrong here please.....
why not get a seasoned re-loader to check over your set-up and see that you are going about things the right way. i am not trying to insult your intelligence here so please don't take that the wrong way. i have seen people who have been loading for years do some really scary things in the past. everyone can learn something from someone after all.
i'd offer but i am a little too far away from you....
i still say you have headspace problems though, and it's something you need looking at unless you want a seperation? and these are a real paing in the ass at the best of times and there is no reason to have them if all is good and well.