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Shims for dies to aid in headspace

 
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Old 10-14-2013, 01:05 PM
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Shims for dies to aid in headspace

Ive seen various posts ( cant put my finger on any at present though) that says to add a shim under ( ?? forget which part??) to aid in minute adjustment.
Can someone enlighten me on this deal? Im definitely confused on it. Thanks
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Old 10-14-2013, 04:54 PM
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Re: Shims for dies to aid in headspace

They are called skip Otto shim kits go to Sinclair International reloading to orderly
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Old 10-14-2013, 05:18 PM
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Re: Shims for dies to aid in headspace

You can also go with an adjusted shellholder set:
REDDING COMPETITION SHELLHOLDER SETS | Sinclair Intl

Link to Shims:
Skip's die shim kit - (7/8-14) | Sinclair Intl
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Old 10-14-2013, 05:22 PM
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Re: Shims for dies to aid in headspace

What problem are you trying to solve?

If you are FL sizing and the die is adjusted all the way down and you still don't have enough shoulder bump you can add a shim between the base of the case and the shell holder. I use metal foil.
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Old 10-14-2013, 06:35 PM
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Re: Shims for dies to aid in headspace

Thats EXACTLY what I needed. Thanks guys!!
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Old 10-14-2013, 06:46 PM
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Re: Shims for dies to aid in headspace

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What problem are you trying to solve?

If you are FL sizing and the die is adjusted all the way down and you still don't have enough shoulder bump you can add a shim between the base of the case and the shell holder. I use metal foil.

"you can add a shim between the base of the case and the shell holder."..??

You mean stuffed in the shell holder "slot" to raise the casing?
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Old 10-15-2013, 06:34 AM
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Re: Shims for dies to aid in headspace

yes, feeler gauges work really well
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