Neck sizing only.

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Moose hunter, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. Moose hunter

    Moose hunter Member

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    I have reloaded many cartridges for my 300 win and 257 Weatherby. I have never had a "sticky cartridge yet". Will this happen as i reload the brass several times?Is the problem caused by headspace/shoulder issues? I was thinking of picking up the redding competition bushing 3 die necksizer die set because of the set has the body die as well as the bullet seating die wich i want anyway. I am a bit of a rookie when it comes to reloading. I have the basics down to reloading. I am now looking at improving the concentricity of my cartridges to improove accuarcy more.

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  2. goodgrouper

    goodgrouper Well-Known Member

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    The answer to your first question is yes. It eventually will get tight in your chamber and will need to be full length sized.

    ANswer to question 2 is also yes. As the brass grows to fill the chamber in all directions (predominately forward) it gets to the point where it allows no tolerances inside the chamber and the bolt will get hard to close on a loaded round.

    The REdding body die will most likely solve this problem but now that Redding makes bushing FL sizer, it would be better to get it and a Comp seater and you'll negate the need for a body die (most likely) and you can get an "S" type neck die seperately later if you feel you need it.

    Personally, I am starting to favor the FL bushing die for everyday use. It can be set up to just push the shoulder back .001 or .002" and still control neck tension with bushings. Testing this method and just the neck sizing method together in my competition rifles have proven the FL method is just as accurate (as long as it is only pushing the shoulder back .001" to .002").
     

  3. Gene

    Gene Well-Known Member

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    Goodgrouper has it right. Many benchrest shooters now F/L size all the time. They sure don't lose anything in the accuracy department and no difficulty in chambering each round quickly.
     
  4. Moose hunter

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    Thanks for the info Guys.:D I will take your advice and get the full Redding fl sizer bushing die and the competition seater. I wondered about the neck sizing problem because i havnt seen it yet. I want to load as accurate a cartridge as i can. Its nice to get help because most people at the retail level are no help at all.
     
  5. goodgrouper

    goodgrouper Well-Known Member

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    I hear you on that one. Ask 99% of the Cabelas, Bass Pro shops, and Sportsmans Warehouse employees if they even know what a COmp seater, or a bushing FL sizer is or how it works and you'll get a blank stare!