brass neck resizing

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by elarteperfecto, Aug 13, 2014.

  1. elarteperfecto

    elarteperfecto Member

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    To resize the brass neck only, how do I have to set up the die?
    I'm using .308 federal brass.
    Thanks in advance forr the replies.
     
  2. gohring3006

    gohring3006 Well-Known Member

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    I took a few fire formed brass from my rifle and smoked the neck and shoulders with a candle and ran them in my fl sizer die screwed my until it only removed the black smoked residue from just the neck it works but they also make neck sizers but I use my fl sizer and just bump the shoulder about every 5 or so firings...
     

  3. FearNoWind

    FearNoWind Well-Known Member

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    Get a RCBS or Redding neck resizing die. Trying to make a full length resizing die do the job is an exercise in futility.
     
  4. gohring3006

    gohring3006 Well-Known Member

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    I had my Fl die neck sizing in less than 5min. After the candle smoking trick
     
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  5. rdsewell

    rdsewell Well-Known Member

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    Agree with gohring 3006, the candle trick works great for me also. I get very good life out of my brass.
     
  6. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    Agreed....This is why I have 3-die sets for all my calibers. FL, Neck, & Seater.
     
  7. travelhunter

    travelhunter Well-Known Member

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    candle trick explanation ,please
     
  8. rdsewell

    rdsewell Well-Known Member

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    Light a candle and hold it at about a 45 degree angle and hold the neck of you brass just above the flame until it makes a black sutt around the neck. Then insert into your shell holder and run it up into your die. Have the die screwed backed off a round or two. Run your case in and it should leave a mark in the sutt, then ajust your die until it removes the sutt just above the shoulder.
     
  9. travelhunter

    travelhunter Well-Known Member

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    Thank you sir