RCBS Competition Seating Die

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by WV Sendero, Jan 18, 2011.

  1. WV Sendero

    WV Sendero Well-Known Member

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    I am using the RCBS competition seating die and when I load Amax bullets it slightly flattens the tip. I'm not sure it is a problem but I would rather it didn't do it. Anyone else have this problem and is there any way to fix this?
     
  2. WV Sendero

    WV Sendero Well-Known Member

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    Nobody have tip problems when seating Amax?
     

  3. Grumulkin

    Grumulkin Well-Known Member

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    You need a different seater stem. If you contact RCBS I'm sure they can provide what you need if you tell them what your problem is.
     
  4. WV Sendero

    WV Sendero Well-Known Member

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    Ok, thanks for the advice. I thought thats what the problem was, but I didn't know what I could do. Kinda frustrating that they made a competition die that won't seat tipped VLD bullets correctly. I'll contact them like you said and see if they are of any help. Thanks, again.
     
  5. Gene

    Gene Well-Known Member

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    The seater cup which touches the tip needs to be deeper. RCBS should be able to supply one.
     
  6. Trapper458

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    Hi All,

    I know this is an old thread, but did a search and found this as I have the same problem with excessive bullet runout using the RCBS Competition bullet seating die with AMAX bullets. Specifically with the .308 dia 208 AMAX I found the bullet does not fit the seating plug and the tip bottoms out in the plug. However, I found a technique that seems to solve the problem.

    I substituted the next size smaller RCBS Competition Seater Plug Assembly for the one for the 30 cal, in fact I used the 7mm seater plug and this seems to work fine, it fits the bullet point much better if you fit it by hand before you install it in the die and my bullet run out is back to normal with this type of die.

    In fact if you use the RCBS Competition Seating Die, I have substituted the seater plug and bullet guide on my die and used it for other cartridges with good success, although sometimes for the shorter cartridges you need to get the extended shellholder as well. I think the RCBS Competition Seater body is a generic part with the cartridge specific parts inside which you can switch out if you so desire to use this for a different cartridge.

    FWIW,
    Regards,
    Trapper458