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Shooter girl 11-26-2009 06:46 PM

Issues with feeding
I recently started having an issue feeding my reloads. I have a RCBS starter five, and am loading .45 with 230gr RN lead. I checked the dimensions and they seem to be in tolerance, but are not near as pretty as some that I have done. Maybe I pressed them in too far? But they don't go below the Min OAL.

Dzscubie 11-26-2009 08:38 PM

Shooter Girl,

What type of feeding problem are you haveing? What type of crimp are you using is the case lip catching or is the round lodging at the top of the chamber?

Shooter girl 11-26-2009 08:56 PM

Just a normal compression crimp. I use the RCBS three die Carbide set.

A few of them seemed to catch at the top of the ramp, but most of them were simply keeping it slightly out of battery.

cpttango30 11-26-2009 09:04 PM

Sounds like you are doing 1 of 2 things wrong.

1. To much crimp
2. Not enough Crimp.

Shooter girl 11-26-2009 09:12 PM

Would it help if you had pictures of the ones that wouldn't chamber?

skullcrusher 11-26-2009 09:46 PM

Pics of yourself are always encouraged.

Shooter girl 11-26-2009 10:34 PM

Somehow I doubt that pictures of me will solve this problem.

skullcrusher 11-27-2009 12:22 AM


What was the question again? :D

Shooter girl 11-27-2009 12:24 AM

Well thank ya very much.

I guess I will just load up a few tomorrow and see what I did wrong.

c3shooter 11-27-2009 01:02 AM

Well, I have run into some problems loading 45 ACP LEAD bullets- if the case mouths are not chamfered, they may shave a bit of lead when bullet is seated. Since these headspace off the case mouth, just smidgen of lead that has overlapped the case mouth screws up going fully into battery. You might look real hard at the end of the case on your loaded rounds- if you do not have a good clean case mouth AFTER bullet is seated, might be what's doing it. Have had to use a very sharp blade and trim a few.

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