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30-06 problems

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by bomb dropper, Nov 29, 2010.

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  1. bomb dropper

    bomb dropper Member

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    So I'm doing a work up for a garand, I'm using mostly rp brass with a few fc and Winchester mixed in. Cci lr primers, imr 4895 and a hornady 150gr soft point. I hope to make this my standard plinking load but....

    I'm trimming to 2.448 after being resized in a rcbs FL sizing die. When I go to seat my bullet I can't get the case mouth to crimp in the cantulare. I've trimmed one to 2.455 and it had a light crimp. I've fiddled with my die (rcbs) and have it bottomed out and I just can't get it to crimp

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    30-06 "Trim Too" length is 2.484", not 2.448", or 2.455".
    MAX OAL is 2.494".

    That right there might be your problem!!

    rc
     
  3. bomb dropper

    bomb dropper Member

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    No sooner did you post that. You would think after 4 years in a machine shop I would know how to read a dial caliber. Good thing it was only 5 peices.

    Thanks
     
  4. cheygriz

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    Just for FYI, I've had my best luck with both of my Garands, a "rack" grade and a National Match grade with IMR4895 and Remington 9 1/2 primers.

    I also use a good tight neck, and almost no crimp.
     
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    A crimp is not necessary with the Garand as long as you have good neck tension. It is rare with regular FL dies that you would not have good neck tension.
     
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    I use a light crimp for my Garand ammo using a Lee Factory Crimp Die. Trim length doesn't matter with a Lee FCD.
     
  7. kaferhaus

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    Don't need to crimp them anyway.... I'd skip it.

    Long ago I shot a garand in high power matches. never crimped a bullet in 20yrs of shooting that garand.
     
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