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runout driving me nuts

Old 02-03-2004, 05:51 PM
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Depending on the cases, sometimes when the outside of necks are turned, a standard type sizing die will not reduce the neck diameter enough to securely hold the bullet. If it happens, a bushing style sizing die is needed to properly resize the neck. The Reddings dies do have a decapping rod, but it does not have a expansion button on it.

You may also need an expansion die in order to expand the neck enough to accept the mandrel of the neck turner. Sinclair is the best source for a lot of this type of equipment. The folks there are very good and willing to help.

I hope that this is of some help. Good luck and God Bless.[&:]
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Old 02-03-2004, 08:28 PM
Typical Buck
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Very interesting. I've only reloaded for hunting and when I shoot local range competition I use my hunting loads. These loads after testing and trying I have got them staying under .75 group size. I thank you for the information but now I'm sure I'll have to research this and it adds but another thing to have to constantly worry about. In someways I wish I would of never asked.

Still very interesting if I ever start getting flyers then I'll know one more thing to look at. Thank you.
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Old 02-04-2004, 10:39 AM
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boy, I remember telling my ex wife when I started loading "honey, all I want to do is to match factory ammo and save money, its only a 200 dollar investment". Then it more and more, then custom rifles, then .7" wasn't good enough, I had to do less than 2" at 300 yards. Now here I am talking about dropping more on bushing dies and neck turning. But I don't have to explain myself anymore to a women.
Old 02-04-2004, 12:43 PM
Nontypical Buck
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I tried the bushing dies too, but I still wasn't happy with the results. Then I bought a Lee collet neck die (which cost quite a bit less BTW) and my ammo is now straighter than it's ever been. The thing I like most about these dies, however, is that they make reloading simpler because you don't have to lube you cases and that makes reloading more enjoyable for me. Because of the unique way this die sizes the neck, neck turning is not necessary to achieve concentricity (when measured on the bullet). But I neck turn anyway because I want uniform tension on the bullet all the way around. This is a neck die, of course, so if it's full length sizing you want to do, then this is not the die for you.
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Old 02-04-2004, 01:21 PM
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I like the collet too. Too bad they don't make them for 300RUM yet.
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