6.5-300 Weatherby sizing issues

antelopedundee

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I think taking a few thousands off my die is the next thing I’ll have to try.

I have the larrywills die. It makes no difference either.

There’s definitely no daylight between the shell holder and the die it’s definitely cammimg over plenty but I’ll have to try the feeler gauges.

Thanks for the responses guys.

With the press ram all the way up you screw down the die until it contacts the shellholder. Lower the ram and screw the die down 1/8 to 1/4 turn more. Raise the ram and if you sense too much effort to snap the shellholder and die bottom together turn back the die until it snaps with a bit of effort. No need to spring it. Turn down the die lock ring and tighten. Let us know how it works out.
 

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This is common with the Weatherby radius, it springs back!
The temporary solution is to place a .010” feeler gauge under the case head, leave the die untouched. Size a case, clean it and try chambering it. If it chambers, that’s your issue.
THEN, take the shell holder and turn .010” off the TOP of it, adjust the die and your done.
My 375Bee is .001” above minimum spec, very difficult to size until I turned .010” off a shell holder, this stays with that DIE SET.

Cheers.
 

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Why does he need to contact who made it? He stated it fed and fired factory ammo fine.
Most custom Chambers are at zero or nearly zero headspace. Lots of factory dies won't size all the way on a custom chamber. Trimming the die back a little will fix it easy.
Shep

Because they could have suggested the same approach as folks here I suppose.
 

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I went through this about 30 years ago. I simply took feeler gauges slipped between the base of the cartridge and the shell holder until the round would just chamber, and then added 2 thousands to that. I ended up at 13 thousands. I then chucked my shell holder in my lathe and trimmed off that amount. You could also simply trim the bottom of the die, but I wanted to square up my shell holder. Either way works just fine. I hope that helps.
 

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Compatition she'll holders go up in size making for less sizing. If your die can give you too much headspace then you can use them to dial it in.
Shep
Well....I can stand corrected in my thinking lol...I looked at them as going DOWN in size which does allow UP...more case into the die for more shoulder bump....maybe Symantec's...but I like your thinking!,😉
 

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I don't know why they don't make a few minus sizes. I think they would be more useful. Even if they did one size like . 010 shorter on the top it would allow all the dies to bump. Redding are you listening.
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I don't know why they don't make a few minus sizes. I think they would be more useful. Even if they did one size like . 010 shorter on the top it would allow all the dies to bump. Redding are you listening.
Shep
Might also help with chambering issues between Mark V loads and VANGUARDs.....My reloads will not chamber in any of my 3 sons VANGUARDs that I bought for them for Christmas a few years back.
 

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I guess redding thinks that all dies can size too much. Those that own custom rifles with perfect chamber jobs know that most dies can't bump those enough. I always have my customers bring me their dies so I can make sure. I cut the bottom a little on at least 50% of them. And it lets me true up the lock ring at the same time.
Guys put a die in your lathe and tighten up the lock ring. Then put your indicater on the bottom surface of it and turn the chuck. You can thank me later. I do the ones on my seaters too. And all the ones that come on rcbs and redding go right in the can. I used to put them in the mill and cut a flat and then drill and tap and then cut the open. But now I just buy bulk Hornady lock rings.
Shep
 

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I guess redding thinks that all dies can size too much. Those that own custom rifles with perfect chamber jobs know that most dies can't bump those enough. I always have my customers bring me their dies so I can make sure. I cut the bottom a little on at least 50% of them. And it lets me true up the lock ring at the same time.
Guys put a die in your lathe and tighten up the lock ring. Then put your indicater on the bottom surface of it and turn the chuck. You can thank me later. I do the ones on my seaters too. And all the ones that come on rcbs and redding go right in the can. I used to put them in the mill and cut a flat and then drill and tap and then cut the open. But now I just buy bulk Hornady lock rings.
Shep
Amen to the Hornady Loc Rings.

 

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