Bulged cases All of the fired cases come out of my Rem 700 in 17 Rem with a bulge above the case head on one side. This is noticeable if you run a finger nail down the case it will suddenly drop over the end of the bulge right above the web. It is only one side and seems to taper away as you go up toward the shoulder and taper away as you go around the circumference. Every fired case is the same. I just full length sized a lot of cases and when they are rolled on a flat surface they are curved. When you stand four or five of the full length sized cases next to each other on their bases it is clear that they are not square with their base. They lean every which way or you can rotate them and get them to all lean in the same direction. What is the likely cause of this? Is it that the gun does not have a square bolt face or is the chamber out of alignment or something with my dies. The dies are off the shelf RCBS and were bought with the gun. This gun is totally factory stock with absolutely no modifications and I purchased it new in about 1973. It has always and forever for 30 + years shot 0.5 MOA with five round groups with hand loads and 25 gr. Hornady HPs and did so yesterday even though every case has this bulge in it after firing. I assume that this bulge has always been there and I just never noticed it. The bulge is not present in cases that have been full length sized. These are the original 100 cases that were bought with the gun and have been fired maybe ten times and usually only partial neck sized. The cases probably need to be thrown away and start with some new ones which are really cheap at $23.00 per hundred. I really do not mind the bulge being as the gun shoots as well as I can keep it still on the sandbags and in the field hunting, half MOA is good as I can do on a good day. But if it is just the dies I can certainly afford new dies.