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Shot first .45 Reloads, bit of a problem

This is a discussion on Shot first .45 Reloads, bit of a problem within the Reloading forums, part of the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics category; measure around the web of the completed cartrage. if it is a bit 'fat' try adjusting your sizing die down more. but if it drops ...

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    VIP Member Array claude clay's Avatar
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    measure around the web of the completed cartrage. if it is a bit 'fat' try adjusting your sizing die down more. but if it drops freely into your bbl (and out again when held upside down) it likely ain't the seating die.
    A-Merc brass is to be avoided. and some of the use to be better brands are now displaying tolerance stacking. keep track of brass by manufacture till you solve this.

    your answer is somewhere in all thats been offered up here. good luck
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    I had that problem with some early reloads,if you bell the case mouth too much,when you seat and crimp the bullet it crimps the top of the case back into specs,but leaves part of the bell bulged just enough to cause the round to stick,like others have said,your reloads should be able to slide in and out of your barrel freely,if they stick and you have to use a little force to get them out they aren't gonna run right
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    My guaranteed solution to auto cartridges. After all other dies and manipulation is done, (wait for it), use a Lee factory crimp (LFC) die. Set it and use it correctly, then afterwards, slide EVERY round into a case gauge. You can try skipping the LFC die, but some rounds, even with careful prep, will not pass the case gauge test. If they won't go into the case gauge, how can you expect a built to spec, nice, tight shooting gun to like them any better? LFC die makes the outside dimensions of ammo CORRECT (if set correctly). I have taken a beating every time I recommend this procedure, but it WORKS.

    Note: Using the LFC die or not, some cases with extractor burrs will NOT enter a case gauge, file burr away, and Presto, it fits.

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    Lee Factory Crimp Die or Lee (Glock) Bulge Buster die would probably solve your problem. My custom 1911 has a tight chamber and will hang up on brass sometimes. The regular sizing die doesn't go down far enough. The bulge can be hardly noticable, but just enough to cause exactly that problem. The problem is exacerbated by LE range brass that has been shot from Glocks due to the generous chambers. Typically, once you use the Bulge Buster, your brass should be ok from then on, unless you have a very big chamber and over-cut ramp.

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