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Brass Trouble (Help Please)

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by kis2, Apr 8, 2013.

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  1. gamestalker

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    I thought the same thing years ago when I started necking my rifle brass. But the truth is, necking your brass is really not the way to go, a properly set up FL die is the only way to go.
    I started having problems with the web getting pushed out due to zero head space combined with a tight or zero body fit. Brass will expand where ever it can, so if you remove the normal expansion characteristics by running them at zero in all areas, not just the shoulders, it's gonna push out the web, thus ruining your brass for future use.
    And as for accuracy, I don't see any difference in necking, vs a FL sizing die.
    GS
     
  2. kingmt

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    I don't know about that. I lost count over 20 firings on my 243 brass. I don't know how many firings they had when I got them but my first loading is the only FL sizing I've done. I love not having to lube & wonder if this brass will ever need replaced.
     
  3. Innovative

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    kingmt ......

    If you use Imperial Sizing Die Wax, you won't mind lubing your cases. It's not the least bit sticky, and it doesn't require a pad. Full length resizing (when done accurately) requires minimal pressure similar to neck resizing. Your brass will last just as long, and your handloads will always chamber without the slightest resistance.
     
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