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Unread 04-23-2009, 06:05 AM
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Seating VLD bullets

My question is do you need to do anything different for case preparation for seating VLD bullets?

I was reading somewhere that you can damage the projectile when seating VLD bullets that have been normally chamfered and deburred....is this true?. I've just bought a pack of Berger 168gr VLD and want to use them but I don't want to ruin them.

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    Re: Seating VLD bullets

    I'm loading these and don't do anything differant. We did start using a lube now though when seating bullets....I'm thinkin it's froggy's but not sure.

    Good dies I'm sure would be a help though.
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    Re: Seating VLD bullets

    I'd say use the best dies you can get and make sure the cases are trimmed square so the bullet contacts evenly all around when seating and inside chamfer with a VLD chamfer tool which has more taper that a standard chamfering tool. Link--> Case Mouth Chamfering - Sinclair VLD Chamfering Tool
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    Re: Seating VLD bullets

    JUDD, I'm curious why did you start using lube? So the bullet seats easier, or some other reason? Also do you put it on the bullet base or in case mouth?
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    Re: Seating VLD bullets

    I don't even inside camfer at all. I just trim nice and square, outside deburr and then with a power case driver polish all necks inside/out with 0000 stainless steel. VLD's seat like a dream. I pulled a few after seating and the only marks were from the bullet puller
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    Re: Seating VLD bullets

    I chamfer all cases as part of case preperation. Standard tool for normal bullets and VLD tool for VLD bullets.
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    Re: Seating VLD bullets

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    JUDD, I'm curious why did you start using lube? So the bullet seats easier, or some other reason? Also do you put it on the bullet base or in case mouth?

    They seat much easier and consistant...as least i think so. THe stuff is called froggy's. I wouldnt use case lube this stuff is made for this. put it on a cotton swab and it goes inside case mouths
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