not fully chambering


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quiknot
October 26, 2008, 03:10 PM
reloaded some 30/30 shells...first time in batch mode with a Lee hand reloader kit....of the 15 shells i reloaded, 5 of them do not want to fully chamber in my 30/30....any ideas?.....

i also have another 30/30 and was able to chamber them fully in that one, crazy....

i have checked the specs and both good / bad spec out within 1000ths of each other....

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qajaq59
October 26, 2008, 03:15 PM
Sounds like one rifle has a tighter chamber and you didn't get the cases resized quite enough.

The Bushmaster
October 26, 2008, 03:29 PM
.30-30 is one of the only rifle cartridges that I recommend a Lee FCD. Make crimping a seperate and last operation after seating the bullet. You also need to re-look at your loading procedures with .30-30 cases. They are the most fragile cases out there and can be damaged real easily when reloading them. Make sure you are trimming them to the same length after you resize/decap them. Make sure you are FULL LENGTH resizing them and that the die is set to touch the shell holder. The .30-30 case is slightly tappered and if you collapse the case near the shoulder even slightly they will not chamber fully.

rcmodel
October 26, 2008, 04:07 PM
Lee hand reloader kit....If you are using one of the orginial Lee-Loaders that requires a hammer to operate, you can only neck size the cases.

It would be uncommon if they would fit in two different rifles.
Especially 30-30's.

Those guns have very springy actions, and the stretched brass needs to be full-length sized before it will fit in every 30-30 that comes along.

rcmodel

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