Belted magnum reloading.

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  1. zr600

    zr600 Well-Known Member

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    Hi all. I’m not new to reloading but new to reloading belted mags. How and were and with what do I measure on my fired brass for sizing and how to properly setup my die. Any help and advice would be greatly appreciated. Almost wishing I would have just spent the extra money on one of Riches cartridges and would t have the headache of the belt. If it matters I’m currently using the hornady standard sizing die and ADG brass.
     
  2. crystalgayleguy

    crystalgayleguy Previously Glenn J Voth

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    what magnum caliber . is really no difference than none belted calibers at least to me it isn't
     
  3. lancetkenyon

    lancetkenyon Well-Known Member

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    Jeez. There is no issue with belted magnums if you know how to size them properly...
    FL size them and bump shoulders back .002" just like any other round. But then again, I have only loaded a few 10 thousand rounds of them.

    Although, the Sherman line sure are awesome. I have two, with a third that should be done next week.
     
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    jjmp Well-Known Member

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    You full length resize your brass to fit your chamber , a little bit at a time till it fits , then you trim your brass , have reloading books ? There's step by step in them. And many dies come with GREAT instructions !!!
     
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  5. zr600

    zr600 Well-Known Member

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    It’s a 7remmag. I have the Berger book and the Lyman book. The instructions on the die don’t talk anything about the belt. So should it just back the die out till I’m not pushing shoulders back, because even my fired brass will still chamber fine. Also have a Nosler book.
     
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  6. lancetkenyon

    lancetkenyon Well-Known Member

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    Bump. The. Shoulder. Back. .002". Just. Like. Any. Other. Cartridge......
     
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  7. dok7mm

    dok7mm Well-Known Member

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    Yes, it usually takes several firings to get brass fully formed to your chamber, so it's a good idea not to bump .002" until the resized case won't chamber. Then you can bump shoulder back 1 1/2 to .002".
     
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  8. jjmp

    jjmp Well-Known Member

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    Sent you a pm
     
  9. Coyote99

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    Do you lube your cases with a generous application of condescension, or do you use some over the counter product?
     
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  10. zr600

    zr600 Well-Known Member

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    Have been using hornady one shot.
     
  11. L.Sherm

    L.Sherm Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Go over to accurateshooter and get some hobo oil it's better than anything I've ever tried and I've tried just about everything out there.
     
  12. L.Sherm

    L.Sherm Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    As far as bumping shoulders I agree with Lance, get the correct bump comparator
    Instead of guessing excessive shoulder bump leads to case head separation.
     
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    dok7mm Well-Known Member

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    Condescension = An attitude of patronizing superiority, distain. Not a very nice reply, really pretty snarky!
     
  14. lancetkenyon

    lancetkenyon Well-Known Member

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    Doesn't usually take a generous amount. Most of the time, the first small application is enough for most to get the point. But when the same results are seen even after the first application....sometimes it does take more than a drop. Usually, USUALLY, the second shot gets the results if the first time doesn't do the trick.
     
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