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Necking up. How do YOU do it?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by gshipps, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. gshipps

    gshipps Well-Known Member

    Gonna try some 6mm/223. Never necked anything up, or down for that matter. Does your lube procedure differ from normal resizing? I've been using dillon spray stuff so far and getting along fine. I know most of you will probably tell me to throw it away but so far, not bad. I realize it may not up to this task. How much of whatever you use do need to make sure gets inside the neck?

  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    I would use a nylon or bronze 6mm bore brush with case lube on it, and lube & clean every case neck inside.

    A dirty .223 neck might collapse the shoulder when you try to force a 6mm expander plug through it dry.

  3. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator

  4. 45ACPUSER

    45ACPUSER Well-Known Member

    There are tapered expander buttons that work for just such occasions.
    You might check to see if the FL sizer in your die set comes with one? Redding makes a slew of tapered expander buttons.... Forster just started offering the dies....
    Hornady, Redding, and Forster make the dies...

    Lube the inside of the case mouth as previously described, imperial die wax would be my choice. Another, idea is the K&M Expandiron tool they have a\http://www.kmshooting.com/catalog/case-neck-expanding-tools/expand-iron_complete.html
  5. gshipps

    gshipps Well-Known Member

    Yes I ordered a tapered expander not thinking the die would come with one. But it did. Headed to bench tonight to try it out.
  6. gshipps

    gshipps Well-Known Member

    Seemed to work. 6x45. No troubles

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  7. bigedp51

    bigedp51 member

    Walkalong hit the nail right on the head and it good to know other people are as brilliant, good looking and modest as I am. :rolleyes:

  8. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator

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