redding comp seater scratching bullets

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Frogman77, Nov 14, 2009.

  1. Frogman77

    Frogman77 Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone had a redding comp seater die scratch bullets? the scratches are only on one side and just in front of the case mouth. I"m seating amax bullets with the vld seating stem. I get marks where the seating stem contacts the bullet as well but not scratches. I cleaned it out with brake cleaner and re lubed lightly, but didn't lube inside where the cartridge contacts the case.

    Any thoughts at all? THe scratches aren't deep. Just on the surface. Redding said to send it back for them to polish, but then I'll be out of a die for a while.
     
  2. 6.5x284tony

    6.5x284tony Well-Known Member

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    I am also having the same problem with a set for 7mm rem. mag. Not sure what to do about it.

    Tony.
     

  3. boomtube

    boomtube Well-Known Member

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    " Redding said to send it back for them to polish, but then I'll be out of a die for a while. "

    Do it.
     
  4. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    Plus one..

    Load up enough rounds to keep you supplied for a while and send it in.
     
  5. Frogman77

    Frogman77 Well-Known Member

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    back to redding it is!
     
  6. DazzH

    DazzH Member

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    Am getting the same scratching with my 7WSM Redding Comp seater! 162gr A-Max bullets.
     
  7. Gene

    Gene Well-Known Member

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    Most likely, there is a small burr on the seating cone inside the die. It does need to be polished out. Redding is very quick on repairs and only cost to you is postage.