Reloading

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by biggun, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. biggun

    biggun New Member

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    Do they make A tool that can be used to set the bullet in the case straight because if you get it off a little the case will have a bulge on one side. can you help
     
  2. steve4102

    steve4102 New Member

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  3. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    make sure your using the right seating stem. there are stems for both flat point type bullets and rounded ogive type bullets.
     
  4. LongRifle50

    LongRifle50 New Member

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    What caliber? What manufacturer dies? Which seating stem?
     
  5. KG7IL

    KG7IL Well-Known Member

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    Just yesterday, my grandson (19yo) helped me reload some 9mm.

    I noticed that when he was belling the mouth, he was not seating the case firmly into the shell holder (not slid all the way back). This resulted in a visible 'bulge' to one side of the case. Things did not improve much while seating the bullets.

    I let a few go and made sure that we used those as we stepped out to the range.
    They, as expected, did not fully chamber and required clearing by hand.

    He now understands the need to make sure everything is done as it should be.
     
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2012
  6. LongRifle50

    LongRifle50 New Member

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    Be careful. Reloading is not a game. Mistakes can and will blow your gun up. Do something else with the 9 year old. Not reloading.
     
  7. KG7IL

    KG7IL Well-Known Member

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    Nineteen year old per my post.
    And this is a fine activity for him.

    My post was one of providing information on what reloading step can cause 'the bulge'.