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Old 01-11-2009, 12:07 AM
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run out

I'm get a lot of run out in my case after resizing up 300rum to 338 edge the cases start out with 2-3th after i size them they are 5-8 out. i'm using a co-ax press and redding fl bushing dies
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Old 01-11-2009, 05:30 AM
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Re: run out

I would not worry about it, i'll bet you will still get good accuracy. When i necked down my 375 rum brass to 338 edge i was getting about 20 thousands runout with 338 rum neck sizing die. The accuracy with that much runout was great. My first group after load development was 3/4 inch at 325 yards. All 100 cases shot shot very good. After the first firing i get very little runout,but in all honesty they do not shoot any better than on mt first firing with a lot of runout. I think a good chamber will make up for a lot of runout. This probably won't be the normal for all rifles, but in my 338 edge runout does not seem to matter
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Old 01-11-2009, 06:46 PM
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Re: run out

I agree, shoot them and then resize and see what your runout is. It is difficult to expand the neck that far uniformly. Have you measured neck thickness on these cases? Non-uniform neck thickness causes uneven spring-back which causes runout too. You may need to turn the necks a bit to restore uniformity.

Andy
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Old 01-12-2009, 06:19 AM
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Re: run out

I check run out when trying to find out why a load will not shoot accurately. Don't check run out when you are happy with a load... it will drive you crazy
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Old 01-13-2009, 07:27 AM
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Re: run out

Lost Creek--just curious...does your gun have freebore or are you right near the lands with your loads. I sure find it interesting how so many people swear that .005 runnout turns their tack driver into a shotgun and then we have a gun like yours that drives tacks with ammo that wobbly.
I've often thought the trip down a good barrel does much to straighten out something bad we reloaders might have done.....and about 95% of accuracy comes from how well a gun likes a bullet/powder/seat depth combo.
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Old 01-13-2009, 07:50 PM
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Re: run out

kraky1,

I am using .050 freebore.
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Old 01-13-2009, 09:49 PM
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Re: run out

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I sure find it interesting how so many people swear that .005 runnout turns their tack driver into a shotgun and then we have a gun like yours that drives tacks with ammo that wobbly.
I've often thought the trip down a good barrel does much to straighten out something bad we reloaders might have done.....and about 95% of accuracy comes from how well a gun likes a bullet/powder/seat depth combo.
Couldnt have said it better. A little is ok. Alot is bad.

Fire form the cases then worry about it.
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