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#6230459 - 03/20/16 03:54 PM .308 Win resizing issues
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For some reason I seem to be having the worst luck resizing .308 Win.
I am using Lee dies and I am on the second one. I have tried several types of sizing lubes, replaced the expander, polished the expander, cleaned the die. the list is long...
SO what gives? I do seem to have an issue with Norma brass also. When I am able to get the case out the lip of the case on one side will be stretched.
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#6230463 - 03/20/16 03:59 PM Re: .308 Win resizing issues [Re: Blanco]
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So...since you say you're having bad luck with .308, I would assume other rifle calibers give you no problem. It could be your shell holder, but probably not as long as you have no issues with other calibers using the same holder. I'd say you need to try another die. It's gotta be either the die, the press, or the shell holder, right?
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#6230471 - 03/20/16 04:10 PM Re: .308 Win resizing issues [Re: Blanco]
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Have you tried Imperial sizing wax/lube?

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#6230503 - 03/20/16 05:00 PM Re: .308 Win resizing issues [Re: Blanco]
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What type rifle are you shooting? Maybe your chamber is a bit too roomy and the brass stretched out in all directions. That, and a poor lube like that spray -on stuff will cause you problems. If so, is your press up to the task? What press are you using?

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#6230517 - 03/20/16 05:13 PM Re: .308 Win resizing issues [Re: Blanco]
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Try a Forster full length die.

Make sure there is lube on the inside of the neck.

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#6230555 - 03/20/16 06:07 PM Re: .308 Win resizing issues [Re: Blanco]
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I just went to Forster. Oh my what a HUGE difference. Runs like butta

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#6230734 - 03/20/16 08:48 PM Re: .308 Win resizing issues [Re: Blanco]
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#6230799 - 03/20/16 09:46 PM Re: .308 Win resizing issues [Re: Blanco]
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Use Lee lube as per the directions.
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#6230904 - 03/21/16 04:19 AM Re: .308 Win resizing issues [Re: Blanco]
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Sounds like a shell holder problem. May want to try a neck sizing die instead of a full length. I use redding comp and rcbs comp dies, neck size only until I have to full length. I only had sizing die I had problems with and it was the opposite problem your having.

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#6231138 - 03/21/16 09:11 AM Re: .308 Win resizing issues [Re: spg]
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Originally Posted By: spg
Sounds like a shell holder problem....



spg,

how could the shellholder be the cause of problem?

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#6231150 - 03/21/16 09:21 AM Re: .308 Win resizing issues [Re: Blanco]
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...and how is neck sizing going to address a shell holder problem??? scratch
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#6231166 - 03/21/16 09:32 AM Re: .308 Win resizing issues [Re: Blanco]
GLC Offline


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I have lee dies and use lee lube and never had a problem like that with either .308, 7mm08 or 300 win mag.
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#6231194 - 03/21/16 09:47 AM Re: .308 Win resizing issues [Re: jeffbird]
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he's probably referring to his competion neck sizing die where there is only
a neck bushing and sizes only .001 inch.... the guide guides the case in.
if shellholder is loose it didn't matter

the poster post this
" When I am able to get the case out the lip of the case on one side will be stretched."

looks like an out of round die body with the expander ball skewed to one side
stretching one side of lip


Edited by cabosandinh (03/21/16 09:48 AM)

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#6231201 - 03/21/16 09:54 AM Re: .308 Win resizing issues [Re: Blanco]
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Loose shellholder (plate) can cause havoc for sure. I have Hornady LNL and added a lock washer to the shell plate and that sure has eliminated all shell plate issues I was having with it getting loose.

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#6231228 - 03/21/16 10:11 AM Re: .308 Win resizing issues [Re: Blanco]
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Maybe the word "lip" needs to be clarified. The more I look at that the more uncertain I become.
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