No Boat Tail, No Problem

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by CamoToe1, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. CamoToe1

    CamoToe1 New Member

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    I couldn't figure out why my flat base .223 bullets were coming out with tip damage. I had a good chamfer on my case necks and was careful to line up the bullet before seating. After a quick Google search I found that I wasn't the only one. Here's how I fixed the problem:

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    Picture of damaged vmax tip still wedged in RCBS FL Seater Die.

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    Dremel bit and sacrificial sp polishing bullet. The Dremel was used to put a slight chamfer in the sharp inside edge of the seater. I was careful to not alter the actual seating surface.

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    Seater chucked in drill. Used plain old brass polish to smooth out dremel chamfer. Flitz would have made quick work of it.

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    Finished product. Now all bullets go in and seat well even if they are seriously tipped to one side going in. As long as you get it started and your finger out of the way the bullets seat nicely. I also backed the seater off a little. I you dreaded flat base bullets, try this and you'll be amazed at how easy they seat.
     
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  2. CamoToe1

    CamoToe1 New Member

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    Not even an atta boy?

    No response usually means, "who gives a shat?"

    ........Point taken.
     

  3. Trez

    Trez Well-Known Member

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    Ive never had that problem.... In case I do, Thanks :)
     
  4. RiverRat68

    RiverRat68 RiverRat68 Supporter

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    Keep Your Alterations Private!!

    If I were you, I'd keep any changes like that private. First thing you know one or more of the manufactures will be incorporating it in their dies.
    By the way, nice solution !! If any forum members are interested, you can use a PM.
     
  5. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Atta boy! That's enough to make a tool and die maker proud. Hell, I'm just impressed with the camo toe name- you can definitely think outside the box. Pun intended. :)
     
  6. CamoToe1

    CamoToe1 New Member

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    Funny you should say that. My father is a retired Tool and Die Maker.

    I've been told my name is offensive.... I have no way of knowing, but assume its just more of an irritant..... Heyyooooo!