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30-30 Hornady 160 FTX !!!!!

Old 11-11-2019, 11:33 AM
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My seater die wont seat these pointy bullets to the canalure .
Any ideas on how to do
it ??
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Old 11-11-2019, 12:35 PM
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you might have to adjust the seating die down further if the bullet is not going down far enough.
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Old 11-11-2019, 01:14 PM
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The die is down touching the shell holder !
It will just get the bullet to the canalure but it crimps them then !
These are for a 30-30 Savage M-340 so I wont crimp them.
I am going to cut a piece of 1/4 inch rod to put it above the seating plug to get the length I need !
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Old 11-11-2019, 03:26 PM
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Which seating die are you using? The die body shouldn’t need to be touching the die holder to set seating depth, only the crimp depth. If you’re running out of seating stem travel a quarter inch early, meaning the stem “head” is dead-length shouldering against the die body, then you have something out of spec in the die. If using a Hornady die set - Either your seating bushing is too short, or your stem. Inserting a plug in the die would give you additional depth, but I’d be careful to ensure it properly engages both the bushing and the stem, else you end up with some induced run-out. Honestly, if the stem is too short, I’d be calling the die manufacturer - there really isn’t any excuse for a proper spec to have this trouble, so the die is out of spec, and they’ll most likely be able to quickly and easily assist you to rectify the issue.
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Old 11-25-2019, 12:33 PM
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the bullet seating isnt adjusted by screwing the die down that far. its adjusted with the nut on top of the seating die. loosen the knerled nut in the stem and thread it up the stem. screw the seater rod down until it seats the bullet where you want it. then holding the rod from turning screw the knob back down to lock the rod in place. hope this helps.
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