Brass a bit stiff when chambering....at my wits end. Help!

Randal Rosenberg

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I am trying to reload for a Browning Xbolt long range in 28Nosler. Factory rounds chamber fine but some pieces of one fired resized nosler brass are giving me sticky bolt feedback (id say 1 out of 5 pieces). I commented here a few times and most came back saying either the chamber is tight, the die is too long or the shell holder is too long. Well I have since ground down the shell holder to below spec height, purchased a bump die from redding and I am still having the same pieces give me a slightly stiff bolt when cycling. What exactly is going on here? I am opened to all suggestions at this point.
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All,

I am trying to reload for a Browning Xbolt long range in 28Nosler. Factory rounds chamber fine but some pieces of one fired resized nosler brass are giving me sticky bolt feedback (id say 1 out of 5 pieces). I commented here a few times and most came back saying either the chamber is tight, the die is too long or the shell holder is too long. Well I have since ground down the shell holder to below spec height, purchased a bump die from redding and I am still having the same pieces give me a slightly stiff bolt when cycling. What exactly is going on here? I am opened to all suggestions at this point.
Try this run you press ram all the way up . Then screw in you die untill it makes contact with your shell holder . Than back your die out a quarter turn a resize your case .Do this keep backing your die out until your bolt closes with little resistance . Lock die there and you should be good to go .The cases and die are now set for your chamber . Good luck
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L.Sherm

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And have you bumped your cases .003, 005,.010.
Get a comparator so you know for sure that way you don't run into case head separation.
Other wise its just a guess.
 

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Try this run you press ram all the way up . Then screw in you die untill it makes contact with your shell holder . Than back your die out a quarter turn a resize your case .Do this keep backing your die out until your bolt closes with little resistance . Lock die there and you should be good to go .The cases and die are now set for your chamber . Good luck
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This makes zero sense. Gradually backing the due out would cause more bolt resistance as you would be sizing the case less and less.

Steve
 

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