.223 wtf - Page 2
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Gear & Accessories > Ammunition & Reloading > .223 wtf

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-26-2013, 03:18 PM   #11
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
locutus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 9,607
Liked 5949 Times on 3366 Posts
Likes Given: 5515

Default

And get a case gauge!

__________________
“We sleep safely at night because rough men stand ready to visit violence on those who would harm us.”


Winston Churchill
locutus is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2013, 03:32 PM   #12
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 258
Liked 23 Times on 19 Posts

Default

Try NOT resizing assuming you are reloading for the same rifle that fired the case. They should already be pressure sized to that chamber.

__________________
triggerjob is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2013, 03:35 PM   #13
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
locutus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 9,607
Liked 5949 Times on 3366 Posts
Likes Given: 5515

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by triggerjob View Post
Try NOT resizing assuming you are reloading for the same rifle that fired the case. They should already be pressure sized to that chamber.
For a bolt action, damn good advice!

For a semi-auto,......not so much!
__________________
“We sleep safely at night because rough men stand ready to visit violence on those who would harm us.”


Winston Churchill
locutus is offline  
rjgnwdc Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2013, 03:56 PM   #14
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 258
Liked 23 Times on 19 Posts

Default

http://www.kriegerbarrels.com/Proper_Reloading_Practices-c1246-wp7875.htm

This is interesting link about midway through they address .223 to 5.56 issue for reloaders.
__________________
triggerjob is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2013, 08:20 PM   #15
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
jjfuller1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: a place between here and there.
Posts: 4,455
Liked 1151 Times on 751 Posts
Likes Given: 690

Default

tried again same thing... so annoyed.

__________________
I have been a silent witness
to all of America's finest hours.
But my finest hour comes
when I am torn into strips and used as bandages
for my wounded comrades on the battlefield,
When I fly at half-mast to honor my soldiers,
Or when I lie in the trembling arms
of a grieving mother
at the graveside of her fallen son.
jjfuller1 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2013, 08:34 PM   #16
Moderator
FTF_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
robocop10mm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Austin,Texas, by God!!
Posts: 10,195
Liked 2865 Times on 1492 Posts
Likes Given: 254

Default

Check case length. An excessively long case can cause the problem as described AND cause very dangerous pressure spikes.

__________________

In life, strive to take the high road....It offers a better field of fire.
"Robo is right" Fuzzball

robocop10mm is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2013, 09:20 PM   #17
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 1,155
Liked 898 Times on 470 Posts
Likes Given: 468

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jjfuller1 View Post
tried again same thing... so annoyed.
What did you try?

Did you size a case, check to see if it chambers with no bullet?

Screw the die INTO the press 1/8 of a turn until it does chamber?

More details as to what dies you are using and how you set them up.
__________________
mseric is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2013, 09:29 PM   #18
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 1,155
Liked 898 Times on 470 Posts
Likes Given: 468

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by robocop10mm View Post
Check case length. An excessively long case can cause the problem as described AND cause very dangerous pressure spikes.
From the OP's original post.

Quote:
the casing length was 1.743 to 1.749
__________________
mseric is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2013, 09:30 PM   #19
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
jjfuller1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: a place between here and there.
Posts: 4,455
Liked 1151 Times on 751 Posts
Likes Given: 690

Default

my thoughts are elsewhere today...

i'll report back when i have some time to think, and try more adjustments.

__________________
I have been a silent witness
to all of America's finest hours.
But my finest hour comes
when I am torn into strips and used as bandages
for my wounded comrades on the battlefield,
When I fly at half-mast to honor my soldiers,
Or when I lie in the trembling arms
of a grieving mother
at the graveside of her fallen son.
jjfuller1 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2013, 09:47 PM   #20
JTJ
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
JTJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Lake Havasu,Arizona
Posts: 6,284
Liked 2128 Times on 1167 Posts
Likes Given: 634

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bigjim View Post
If he is running a barrel and chamber that is cut for 223 Remington instead of 5.56 Nato he WILL run into problems unless he "small base" resizes the cases, the L.E. Wilson gauge insures that the shoulder is set correctly, it is used in setting up the resizing die. If you have a 5.56 barrel and chamber you have a slightly longer throat and a skinch wider chamber. The rifles that were ganantteed from the factory to shoot 0.5 MOA at 100 yards were all cut to 223 standards and have extreemly tight chambers to insure that accuracy.

Jim

Been there done that.
One of the rifles I am loading for is a CZ527 and no problems.
__________________

Patron Member NRA
"I would not be an old man if I had not been an armed young man." JTJ
I am not older than dirt but the rocks were bigger and there were more of them when I was a kid.

JTJ is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes