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Unread 07-31-2009, 05:49 AM
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Re: Redding S die question

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For whatever it's worth, I tried turning the bushing over to see if that affected the outcome. Unfortunately, that didn't improve anything.

At this point, I'd call Redding. Most bushings dies will size 3/4ths or so of the neck.

You didn't by chance trim your necks way too much?
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Re: Redding S die question

No - this is once fired (in my rifle) factory Lapua brass. It has not been neck trimmed, reamed or turned.

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At this point, I'd call Redding. Most bushings dies will size 3/4ths or so of the neck.

You didn't by chance trim your necks way too much?
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Re: Redding S die question

Are you sure you're bumping the shoulder?
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Re: Redding S die question

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Are you sure you're bumping the shoulder?
Yup - Normally, with a FL die I would expect the shoulders to move forward if there wasn't any die contact at the shoulder. I checked and double checked the case head to datum measurement and found that the die consistently moved the shoulder back .001"-.0015" from the position it was in after firing.

Factory new Lapua brass is shorter yet, but only by a few thousandths if I remember correctly.

I'll give Redding a call on Monday.

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Re: Redding S die question

What is the dimension of your loaded round across the case neck?.. What bushing do you have? and how thick are your case necks?. 40% should not be a problem unless your loading for an AR type rifle.
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What is the dimension of your loaded round across the case neck?.. What bushing do you have? and how thick are your case necks?. 40% should not be a problem unless your loading for an AR type rifle.
I don't have the specs at the moment. I am loading for a custom bolt rifle. I seem to get more SD than I should and I believe that if I had more neck tension that it may lead to more uniform combustion with reduced SD.
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Re: Redding S die question

okay I was just thinking that if your neck tension is not tight enough now a tighter bushing might help, as long as you can do it without damaging the jacket.
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