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Problems with lee factory crimp die!!!

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by kingofbattle1985, Nov 25, 2006.

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  1. kingofbattle1985

    kingofbattle1985 Member

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    I cant understand why this die does not work! When i try to use it, the crimp cannulere dosnt even touch the part of the die that does the crimping!! Its like the cartridge is to short! Im reloading for my marlin 1895 45-70!Some help please!!!:banghead:

    Thanks,
    The King
     
  2. MartinBrody

    MartinBrody Member

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    For the pistol rounds I reload it is a 2 step adjustment. Has this die worked in the past? I would double check your adjustment.
     
  3. Jim Watson

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    You have to set it low enough to where the ram pushes the inner sleeve up until it closes the collet on the case neck. Just running it in until it touches the shellholder does not do anything. Did you get the instructions with the die?
     
  4. dmftoy1

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    If you need a copy of the instructions and they're not on the Lee website let me know . . I've got one in the basement and I can probably scan them in for you.

    Regards,
    Dave
     
  5. Ditchtiger

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    Have you rechecked part numbers? 747-243 from Midway
     
  6. Uncle Don

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    I'm going to throw this out simply because it may have been overlooked, but are you sure you are doing the bullet seating with the seater/crimper die. If you are using the factory crimp die, you seat the bullet as necessary for depth with the seater/crimper die, but only set it to seat the bullet, not crimp. Then, put the case in the shell holder and run it to the top of the stroke with no die in the press. At that point, turn the fcd into the press until it stops, then lower the case, turn the case in another half to three quarter turn and run it back up which should then crimp properly. Is there possibly a part of this procedure you inadvertantly overlooked?
     
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