Re: reloading question
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Thanks guys!I appreciate the helpful advice.Sorry took so long for a response.Been hunting my arse off,Good ole whitetails are nowjust starting to rut here.
After I posted for the second time,I really got antsy and wanted to figure what was going on,I called RCBS and talked to a lady and described my delema,she told me that they have had this problem also with the new 325 WSM dies as well.She told me to send my dies along with 5 fired shells and that they would machine my dies and correct the problem,well its the middle of hunting season and this was not an option!!so I went back into the reloading room up at my cousins and began fidling around with the dies,and re-reading the small amount of material for setup in the rcbs manual.In my fiddling around stage ,I reset the sizing die as recomended,then I rotated the sizing die about two turns down even further and stuck a case in the shell holder and gave it a try,I gave the handle a little more then normal tension and then removed the case and tried it in my chamber and shut the bolt.It closed perfectly and the stiffness was gone!!Soo I reexamined the case and everything was fine.So I reloaded about 20 shells this way,ran up the hill to his shooting range and fired 3 rounds,and all was well.Anyways it worked out all right.Thanks again for the help.
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Kind of figured that was the case -- you gotta hit the bottom of the die HARD, normally "just touching" is not "not gonna do it"
you have to remove the slack from all the moving parts to actually bump the shoulder.
After hunting season you really ought to get a stoney point headspace gauge kit. These bolt on to a set of calipers and will show you how much you are moving the shoulder.
I have had LAPUA 308 brass separate at the head on the 7th firing...shoulders were only moving 0.005 with the FL sizing and it still separated...
I go for 2thou (0.002) bump on most stuff and 0.0005-0.001 bump on BR stuff.