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Old 04-26-2013, 03:18 PM   #11
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And get a case gauge!
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Try NOT resizing assuming you are reloading for the same rifle that fired the case. They should already be pressure sized to that chamber.
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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!
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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.
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tried again same thing... so annoyed.
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Check case length. An excessively long case can cause the problem as described AND cause very dangerous pressure spikes.
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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.
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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.

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the casing length was 1.743 to 1.749
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my thoughts are elsewhere today...

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

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