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Old 05-20-2013, 12:25 PM   #11
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Don't know a thing about reloading. Wish I could. Maybe one day. But I came across this video the other day in fact, and found it quite interesting.

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You must use the #10 holder for 223/556 a number 3 is for 22-250 and will result in non centered primers. If your using a number 10 and getting crushed primers you need to de-crimp the primer pockets.

I would also call rcbs. Their customer service is superb and they will help you get the right parts.

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If you put a .223 case in a #3 shell holder, the case head is the wrong diameter. The primer pocket will not be centered over the primer, and it is not surprising that primers would be mashed, bent, etc.

If you ran .223 cases through a 22-250 die, they are not safe to fire. They were NOT sucessfully reloaded.

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If you put a .223 case in a #10 shell holder, the case head is the wrong diameter. The primer pocket will not be centered over the primer, and it is not surprising that primers would be mashed, bent, etc.

If you ran .223 cases through a 22-250 die, they are not safe to fire. They were NOT sucessfully reloaded.
Did you mean #3??

EDIT BY C3 WHOOPS! YES I DID ! CORRECTING MY POST! THX JON!
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Ok, we are tossing the 10 bullets we made. Going to use the bullet hammer and retrieve the bullets/powder and toss the brass. Might not even use the bullet heads. Apparently they sent him the wrong dies. I thought only military brass had the crimp in the primer area but I guess I was wrong on that one for sure. Still not convinced the bullet holder #10 was made right. Hope I can find a reamer for the primer pocket locally, course it really doesn't matter since the right size dies are on back order. But I appreciate your guys help. Back to the studies of reloading 101.

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The "Hammer" thing is an inertia bullet puller.

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Don't toss your brass! A good full length sizing with the proper die might salvage them. If you don't want to wait on the backordered dies, ebay has a ton of them right now.

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The sizer die centers the cartridge on the shell holder, since you were using the wrong die there is prolly nothing wrong with the shell holder.

One note: sometimes the shellholder fits REALLLLLY tight into the ram and it is possible to have it not fully seated in place as well. Its also possible to have shipping grease in the seating ring of the ram where the shell holder sits. Clean it real good and make sure its firmly in place

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After loiking at the brass trying to get the primers in it. We bent the end of the brass where the bolt would grab and eject the brass. I think if we got the primer reamer and the right dies along with a digital scale we will bein business. I'm going to check out ebay for some used dies. If I find some what are some thinks to look out for on used dies?

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