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Old 11-26-2006, 04:21 PM
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Trouble with 243 dies

Has anyone had trouble with an expander button wearing out, or not working properly? I have a set of lyman dies that worked flawlessly last year, when I made some fresh rounds for my sons 243 I noticed bullet seating was without the normal resistance, I can pull the bullets out with my fingers, or put them in as well, all bullets mic properly. I took the resizing die apart and cleaned and checked it but still no good, any suggestions? Never had this to happen before.
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Old 11-26-2006, 05:53 PM
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Re: Trouble with 243 dies

Suggest annealing a couple and running them through the dies,the problem could be the brass is too hard..
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Old 11-26-2006, 07:59 PM
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Re: Trouble with 243 dies

Rummy ,

If the "expander button " wore out it would cause you to have greater tension on your bullet not less .

As Sullijr suggested the brass could be the culprit.

Jim B.
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Old 11-26-2006, 08:30 PM
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Re: Trouble with 243 dies

I've also tried dfferent brass, even went from brass to nickel with same results.
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Old 11-26-2006, 08:49 PM
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Re: Trouble with 243 dies

ok Rummy ,

Take it from the top , what dies , methodology used in sizing brass etc .

Someone here will put their finger on the problem .

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Old 11-26-2006, 09:05 PM
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Re: Trouble with 243 dies

They are Lyman AA two die set. I inspect case, clean case mouth with brush, role on lube pad then resize, as I always have, nothing different other than the bullets being loose.
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Old 11-26-2006, 09:08 PM
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Re: Trouble with 243 dies

Take out the expander button and run one through the die - let us know if the bullet is tight.
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