Originally Posted by DennisPA
OK so I got two sets of L.E.Wilson Dies one for 223 and 220 swift. When I try to neck size my 220 swift fired brass the bushing is only coming half way down the neck? This can't be right! Right?
I haven't sized any of my 223 fired brass yet. But I did a trial run with new 223 brass and the same bushing in the 223 die seams to go all the way to the shoulder.
Is it possiable that the 220 swift die is that far off? The base of both cases go flush to the bottom of the dies.
I looked on wilsons site and they will recut the die to match my fired cases. Which is great and all but it just stinks I was really looking forward to using the swift die.
Is there something I am doing wrong? Any help would be great. Thanks
Nothing is wrong you just didn't read everything about Wilson neck die.
It only sizes 3/16" from case mouth. You can pull this up if you click on neck die.
Designed so the user can control and/or change the amount of neck sizing the cartridge case receives. Uses interchangeable sizing bushings that size the outside of the case neck. The conventional expander is eliminated, improving concentricity and prolonging brass life. The die is used with an Arbor Press. Sizes the neck to 3/16" from the mouth end, a practice many shooters prefer. Bushings not included. Dies include a decapping rod.
3/16" is about 1/2 the length of the bushing and I've been using them over 30yrs now never had a problem neck sizing that way. When they recut the die to fit your chamber most time it's the base of the case that won't fit. What you do is take bushing out don't size neck put case in die then slip the bushing in and it rest app 3/16" above the neck.
Forgot to mention they been doing it that was 85yrs now