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Old 11-12-2012, 04:29 PM   #21
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I will re-set my dies (I use Lee dies and a Lee turret press), and take the micrometer to everything and get back to everyone. I probably won't load anything until after Thanksgiving. Thanks for the sound advice!
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:36 PM   #22
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Are you sure you are not loading steel cases? A steel case can not be sized down. I only crimp when loading for FA weapons.
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Are you sure you are not loading steel cases? A steel case can not be sized down. I only crimp when loading for FA weapons.
No, not using steel.
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What size bullets are you using, did you measure them?
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Old 11-13-2012, 02:35 PM   #25
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What size bullets are you using, did you measure them?
Good point... They should be 0.224" diameter, the bullet.
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Yeah, they are .224. I found the problem after some considerable tweeking on my dies, My case necks were over-expanded to a tolerance of .224-.225. I reread the manual and re-set my sizing die and viola! Problem solved.
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I use a Lee FCD to put a light crimp on all of my .223 reloads. Piece of mind and all my cases have even tension on the necks which in my opinion aids in accuracy.
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