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masterjer 03-07-2013 05:51 AM

223 resizing die makes the neck too big
 
I'm brand new to reloading and just got my Hornady LNL progressive set up. I'm setting up my dies per the instructions, and for the life of me can't figure out what I'm doing wrong. I have the RCBS AR 223 2 piece die set. The first die is a deprimer and full length sizer. After I size the case, the bullet will easily slide all the way through the neck and into the case. I have the depriming pin set right, and don't see a way to change the sizer.

Any of you with more experience than I able to she'd some light?

rjd3282 03-07-2013 06:31 AM

Did you mic the bullets? Are they 224?

masterjer 03-07-2013 03:32 PM

I did mic the billets and they are dead on at 223. However, the expander ball in the die is .242. Maybe my math is wrong, but this seems to be a bit too big.

A huge shout out to RCBS customer service. I called them this morning to explain my situation, and without hesitation they took my address and are priority mailing a few extras of the correct size part. I'm impressed with their great customer service.

BILLYBOB44 03-07-2013 07:56 PM

You got her fixed..
 
:D
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Originally Posted by masterjer (Post 1167286)
I did mic the billets and they are dead on at 223. However, the expander ball in the die is .242. Maybe my math is wrong, but this seems to be a bit too big.

A huge shout out to RCBS customer service. I called them this morning to explain my situation, and without hesitation they took my address and are priority mailing a few extras of the correct size part. I'm impressed with their great customer service.

Yea, you have a .223 die set with a .243 expander ball. I bet the case mouth looks kind of strange??Bill..

masterjer 03-08-2013 01:02 AM

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Originally Posted by BILLYBOB44
:D

Yea, you have a .223 die set with a .243 expander ball. I bet the case mouth looks kind of strange??Bill..

Strange enough that the bullet falls into the case.

JonM 03-08-2013 01:11 AM

rcbs is right up there with dillon in customer service

BILLYBOB44 03-10-2013 03:32 AM

Well Yes and No...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by masterjer (Post 1167942)
Strange enough that the bullet falls into the case.

FWIW: .223 bullets will fall into most fired-UNSIZED-5.56/.223 cases, and they don't look strange.

A .223 case sized+a .243" expander ball pulled through would look really belled:eek:...Bill.

rockratt 03-10-2013 12:47 PM

I'd say your fortunate you weren't posting how to unstick a case!!! :D

BILLYBOB44 03-11-2013 08:18 PM

You got that Sheet RIGHT...
 
:eek:
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Originally Posted by rockratt (Post 1170746)
I'd say your fortunate you weren't posting how to unstick a case!!! :D

+100 on that Rock..HA HA..Bill.


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