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Old 03-06-2008, 03:45 PM
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Whenever I have had problems with sticky bolt on the cases it was just the the shoulder was starting to get a little too far forward which is impossible to measure w/o a headspace guage of some sort. I was neck sizing and the cure was to partial fl resize using the redding competition shell holders and a stoney point headspace guage.
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Old 03-06-2008, 03:53 PM
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Z, if they were actually the same size they would fit your chamber the same way. Something isn't right about your method and I doubt that new brass will have any effect on that.
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Old 03-06-2008, 06:07 PM
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My advise is to adjust your die down another 1/8 of a turn. The shellholder is supposed to contact the die when you are actually resizing a case.
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Old 03-06-2008, 06:18 PM
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I was having similar problems on my 300Wby. My problem was insufficient lube on the inside of the case. After resizing, the neck and shoulder were getting pulled out slightly as the case was being pulled out of the sizer die.
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Similar problem with 338 - 300 RUM. Turned out to be neck thickness. You might check to see if you need to turn them down a touch. Does an unsized, once fired case allow a bullet to pass freely into the neck without binding?
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Old 03-07-2008, 09:39 PM
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I had this same problem and it was because the shoulders needed bumped back a hair more than I had my FLS die set to. Find one of the worse cases and turn your FLS die down 1/8 turn and resize the case agin and see if the bolt is still sticky feeling. Keep tryin this until the bolt closes freely. You only want to bump the shoulder back just enough to get the bolt to close freely but you don't want to bump the shoulder back too much because then you will get a headspace problem and start having flatten primers and other problems.
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