TSX reloading issue

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Bausch, Oct 28, 2010.

  1. Bausch

    Bausch Member

    Apr 26, 2010
    Is anyone else having troubles loading Barnes TSX bullets? As I am setting them, they are curling the neck of the case. It is getting caught in the ridges and is catching and rolling the casing. They are 30 cal bullets into Winchester brass. I even tried setting them into nickel cases and that did not stop it.
  2. jimbires

    jimbires Well-Known Member

    Mar 16, 2008
    you need to chamfer the inside of the case neck with a VLD chamfer tool . Jim

  3. Derek M.

    Derek M. Well-Known Member

    Jul 12, 2004
    What sizer die do you use? What is the inside diameter of the case neck once the brass is sized? I've always had some copper shave off when seating these bullets but it would come off easily with a soft brush.

    The only time I had a problem seating a tsx bullet was when I first stopped using the expander in my Redding sizer die. I didn't realize how tight the neck portion was squeezing the case. I had the same outcome you did when trying to seat that first bullet. That's when I called Redding and they told me if I planned on not using the expander, then I needed to have the neck portion of the die honed (opened up a few thousandths) to meet my needs with the brass I use. I did that. Problem solved.
  4. adam

    adam Well-Known Member

    Nov 5, 2007
    I had the same issue..... once. Chamfer those babies!
  5. 10 Spot Terminator

    10 Spot Terminator Member

    Sep 11, 2010
    TSX's do it and the old XLC coated bullets were bad too for stipping the coating off. I add one more step after I have chamfered the inside of the necks and that is taking a new drift punch and using it to polish the newly cut edge of the cases. This most likely adds a miniscule of flare to the necks as well and makes it easier to get the bullets started for me.

    10 SPOT
  6. gunaddict

    gunaddict Well-Known Member

    Apr 18, 2010
    I load 15 different guns with TSX"s, no problems. I do chamfer inside and out.