What is my problem? Pic inside.

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by CRNA, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. CRNA

    CRNA Well-Known Member

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    So I decided to full length size my 7RM brass today. I had been only neck sizing for the last couple of reloads. My brass was getting a little hard to extract even though I had dropped my charge weight by a considerable amount while playing with loads. I lubed the cases with Imperial Sizing Wax, and I get this (see pic below). Of note, I can run my brass through the die if the expander ball assembly is out, but when I put the expander ball back in I get this. I lubed the inside case mouths. The FL die is a Forster bench rest.


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  2. Franklin

    Franklin Well-Known Member

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    Have you ever fl sized your cases with this die? I would measure your expander ball and make sure theres no burrs or something that is catching the case mouth.
     

  3. CRNA

    CRNA Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I have FL sized the same cases with the same die. Didn't have the problem at all. The expander ball looked smooth, but I will check it a little closer.
     
  4. johnnyk

    johnnyk Well-Known Member

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    Have you taken the die apart and cleaned it? Looks like lube build up or something hung in the die. JohnnyK.
     
  5. pressman

    pressman Well-Known Member

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    it is a little hard for me to tell but it kind of looks like that is trying to crimp the end some. back off your die 1/8 or so from the bottom and try to size another.
     
  6. boomtube

    boomtube Well-Known Member

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    The expander ball in most dies are made to work during withdrawal. Reversing that can easily cause neck damage such as yours.
     
  7. CRNA

    CRNA Well-Known Member

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    Ok, figured it out after I had time to think it over. I pulled the die apart and found that the expander ball was positioned incorrectly in the die. It was the same die that I had the stuck case in several months ago and apparently I was so glad to have gotten that case out that I forgot to properly position the expander ball.
     
  8. boomtube

    boomtube Well-Known Member

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    Ya' had it a tad to high didn't you? :D
     
  9. CRNA

    CRNA Well-Known Member

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    I wish I could say it was only a "tad" high!!! Hahah!