hornady neck sizer


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moooose102
November 8, 2008, 09:14 AM
i have a hornady neck sizer for 30 caliber that i use on my 300 mag. it seems that when i press the bullets into place, they go in just a little too easy. like not enough tension. can i just sand down the neck expander part of the die? or is there a better way of getting more tension. let me put it this way. the amount is so slight, that without crimping the bullet in place, i would feel very uncomfortable about having one loaded in the magazine while i touched another one off. or, is the fact that i am annealing the case necks softening them to much to grip well?

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Walkalong
November 8, 2008, 09:26 AM
Double check that the sizer is sizing the neck enough. (Take out the expander plug) Then if you have plenty of neck tension that way, carefully polish the expander down a bit until you get what you want. Of course, this mod is permanent, at least in one direction anyway.

Chuck it up in a drill press, drill in a vise, lathe, etc., and polish the plug with 400 and 600 grit. Use pressure and worn paper on the final step to help get it smoother.

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