Oversize expander mandrel..

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by tackdriver10, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. tackdriver10

    tackdriver10 Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure you guys might be wondering what I'm talking about. And it may already exist, but if it does then I don't know about it so please chime in.

    I just loaded a bunch of ammo for my 338 Lapua using brand new, never fired Lapua cases. My problem is that from the factory, the necks are sized too tight, and my neck-sizing bushing doesn't even make contact.

    I wish I had a mandrel that I could run through all the necks and open them up to the size of a fired case. Then I could neck-size, and get the proper neck tension that I like to shoot. They are pretty darn tight right now, but I guess I will just have to get some trigger time in so I can resize them like I like.

    What do you guys think?
     
  2. tackdriver10

    tackdriver10 Well-Known Member

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    Ah Hah, I knew they made the mandrels for neck turning, but I didn't know about the oversize version.

    And I thought I knew everything about reloading.:D

    Thanks Mikecr.
     
  3. Fitch

    Fitch Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! I needed a good chuckle. :D

    Fitch