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Shims for dies to aid in headspace

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Unread 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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    Unread 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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    Unread 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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    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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    Unread 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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    Unread 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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    Unread 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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