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Old 07-23-2013, 08:51 PM
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Default Reloading Issue M1 - Never Happened Before

So I started to sit down tonight and put together my loads for JCG match and I ran into interesting situation. I deprimed and full length sized around 200 LC and 100 HXP brass for reloading. It was all full length sized and then cleaned once more before loading in my stainless steel tumbler. When I went to seat bullets tonight the first 150 grn hornady fmjbt was very loose in the case neck. I put the case back in the press with the full length die and it was like it was never done? Any ideas what may have happened. I reload often and have never ran into this scenario before? I took the same case, full length sized it again, and neck tension seemed perfect, 3.185 col and to make sure, cycled it in garand without a primer to make sure the bullet wasn't jumping and she never moved! This is my 1st time loading for the old warhorse and wast sure if this was beginners luck!

I'm gonna start some test loads with some Varget loads @ 43.5. The hornady manual has varget maxed out at 46.2. Anybody got any good varget combinations?
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Old 07-23-2013, 09:05 PM
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Clearly an alien intervention. Good Shooting......
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Old 07-24-2013, 01:01 PM
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Gremlins can cause mysterious things to happen.
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Old 07-25-2013, 04:38 AM
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"It was all full length sized and then cleaned once more before loading in my stainless steel tumbler."


For what it's worth, and not sure this had any bearing on your neck sizing issue, but I always SS tumble before FL sizing of the cases. I've never experienced the loose neck issue you've described.

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Old 07-25-2013, 05:32 AM
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Do you de-prime and re-size in separate operations? If so, perhaps you just missed that one during re-sizing. (I've done similar...)
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Old 07-25-2013, 08:47 PM
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Short-Stroking??? Something jamming the press handle so the ram didn't go all the way up? There's got to be something wrong.
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Old 07-25-2013, 11:13 PM
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I may have been short stroking or the stainless media tumbler did something. Everything is fine now. Resized it, checked length, and banged out a solid 8 en blocs today for load development!
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Old 07-26-2013, 09:33 AM
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Looks like a one time mix up on what you may have thought you did but didn't. Happens to all of us now and then. I put the bullets in 100 223 primed cases that I knew 100% for sure that I had put the powder in earlier. FUBAR.
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Old 07-27-2013, 09:42 AM
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I have had necks on older brass not take the size but they will not remedy themselves by more resizing.
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Old 08-25-2013, 11:13 AM
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I don't generally clean my brass more than once but, I have had the same thing happen to me.
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