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#5662304 - 03/21/15 05:19 PM Bad brass or pilot error?
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Started to reload a bunch of .223 today and it appears that when I de-primed and sized the brass, the necks too small to fit a Hornady 55gr V-Max. Is this pilot error or just cheap brass? The brass is a mix of Perfecta and other "inexpensive" brass.
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#5662352 - 03/21/15 06:09 PM Re: Bad brass or pilot error? [Re: TCB]
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Are the cases chamfered?

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#5662390 - 03/21/15 06:39 PM Re: Bad brass or pilot error? [Re: TCB]
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No
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#5662495 - 03/21/15 07:30 PM Re: Bad brass or pilot error? [Re: TCB]
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What is the ID of the case?


Edited by Cleric (03/21/15 08:34 PM)

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#5662536 - 03/21/15 07:51 PM Re: Bad brass or pilot error? [Re: TCB]
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Originally Posted By: Old_Town
Are the cases chamfered?


Originally Posted By: TCB
No


Why not?
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#5662605 - 03/21/15 08:21 PM Re: Bad brass or pilot error? [Re: TCB]
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Honestly....because I've never known to do it.
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#5662623 - 03/21/15 08:28 PM Re: Bad brass or pilot error? [Re: TCB]
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Chamfer in side and might as well do the outside of neck and see if that resolves the issue
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#5662687 - 03/21/15 08:53 PM Re: Bad brass or pilot error? [Re: DStroud]
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Originally Posted By: DStroud
Chamfer in side and might as well do the outside of neck and see if that resolves the issue


Yup. After trimming all them the same.
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#5662702 - 03/21/15 09:04 PM Re: Bad brass or pilot error? [Re: TCB]
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Originally Posted By: TCB
Honestly....because I've never known to do it.


There's a lot to learn and then do when you start loading your own...and since I started shooting long range...that's when I found out just how much I didn't know and am still learning!

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#5662730 - 03/21/15 09:23 PM Re: Bad brass or pilot error? [Re: TCB]
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That's why I posted it on here....way too much experience not to tap into it.

Thanks for the help. I'll run up to 10 Ring tomorrow and pick up the necessary tools.
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#5664425 - 03/22/15 09:02 PM Re: Bad brass or pilot error? [Re: TCB]
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I have reloaded thousands of the 55gr VMax bullets & have never had any problem with fitting in the necks or seating. Sure it looks like they are to big for the neck size but they have slide in for me. Just my 2 cents & experience I have had with them.
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#5667359 - 03/24/15 03:52 PM Re: Bad brass or pilot error? [Re: TCB]
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Id say slow down read a manual and start from the top.
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