A very stupid question ( please dont laugh)

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Guest, Mar 25, 2005.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Just got my Redding full length bushing sizing die in. It says the best way to get the correct bushing dia. is to measure a loaded round. OK here it comes. I don't have a loaded round in 6.5-284. So..How in the world to I get the size to make sure I get/have the right bushings.

    I can hear the chuckles now. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

    Thanks a million in advance

    Joe
     
  2. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Almost forgot to mention. I also have just a redding standard die as well. Maybe just size and seat a bullet then go from there?

    Duhh


    Joe
     
  3. dbhostler

    dbhostler Well-Known Member

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    That's the way you do it, measure several loaded round then order a bushing that is .001-.002" smaller than the smallest neck diameter. At least that's Reddings recommendation.
    db
     
  4. 4ked Horn

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    Can you measure the cas mouth wall thickness X 2 and add it to the bullet diameter for this "loaded round" dimension?
     
  5. Varmint Hunter

    Varmint Hunter Well-Known Member

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    A very stupid answer

    YES - But it never seems to be quite as accurate. I'd also suggest at least .003" in neck reduction. You will get about .001" of natural spring back when the case neck is removed from the bushing. This leaves .002" of neck tension which is minimal IMO.

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  6. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Re: A very stupid answer

    Gents

    I thank you