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270 reloads jamming

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by 06, Oct 2, 2011.

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  1. 06

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    A lady friend just gave me a box of 270 reloads and a good bit of brass. She has a BAR that jambs with reloads. They hang in her chamber also. What gives? Offered to load her some and double check each step(as usual) but she refused. Only thing I can figure is the loader did not full length size the rounds. Will mic them shortly to see if that is the problem.
     
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    Very likely the shoulder did not get put back where it came from when the guy FL sized them.

    It is a common reloading mistake when adjusting a sizing die, and is especially noticeable in an auto-loader or pump that doesn't have a long bolt handle to put them in kicking and screaming.

    Best test for auto-loader ammo is an L.E. Wilson case guage when setting the sizing die.

    rc
     
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    I've worked with the Browning BAR in 338 Winchester Magnum and 30-6. The guns are very ammunition sensitive. Hand loading for them can be challenging, but also rewarding when you get it right. RC hit it right when he mentioned the shoulder.
     
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