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Old 26 September 2017, 19:38
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7mm Rem Mag is the go to because of availability and price.

once fired 257 brass, well you get that with the used rifle you buy. I am kind of shy about having the wrong head stamp on cases although that round shoulder should keep accidents from happening.
Buy once cry once.
You can keep an eye on the classifieds at 24 hour campfire. occasionally you can find brass there or at least slightly reduced factory from someone who is moving on to other calibers.

I love my 257 Wby Mag and it loves the 117 grain projectiles. It shoots better than I should be able.
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Old 27 September 2017, 21:05
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I found an old box of 264 Winchester brass (once fired), free to anyone who has one. S/F....Ken M
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Old 2 November 2017, 18:02
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Larry Willis Collet

I thought I posted in this thread about the Magnum Resize Collet, but did not see it.

What are your thoughts on this product? Nice to have to remove the bulge just above the belt? A need, and worth the money? I would think my FL resizing die would work. Perhaps does not get close enough to the belt?

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I have never used one. I've used 300 Win, 30-338 and 7mm Rem Mag for 1000yd guns and have yet to have an issue. Magnum brass typically gets tossed at 4 reloads, so perhaps I'm not keeping brass long enough. S/F....Ken M
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I thought I posted in this thread about the Magnum Resize Collet, but did not see it.

What are your thoughts on this product? Nice to have to remove the bulge just above the belt? A need, and worth the money? I would think my FL resizing die would work. Perhaps does not get close enough to the belt?

http://larrywillis.com/
Never seemed to have issues with belted magnums. I would just neck size and occasionally bump the shoulder back. I did keep the brass with the gun when I was loading for different 300 win mags. All my rifles were push feed guns and I wanted the brass as tight as possible in the chamber. I haven't seen a need to do a full length resize every time time on my stuff.
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Old 16 November 2017, 20:59
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I thought I posted in this thread about the Magnum Resize Collet, but did not see it.

What are your thoughts on this product? Nice to have to remove the bulge just above the belt? A need, and worth the money? I would think my FL resizing die would work. Perhaps does not get close enough to the belt?

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loaded 300 weatherby since '70 with no issues. may be an innovative solution to a non-problem.
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Old 14 January 2018, 17:39
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Is anyone loading the .25 Cal 100r Nosler E-Tip? I picked up 300 E-Tips for 35 bucks per hundred. The BC for these are 403 whereas the BC for the Barnes 100 Gr TSXBT has a BC of 334.

Downrange energy with the Nosler is FAR better than the Barnes.
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I have never used one. I've used 300 Win, 30-338 and 7mm Rem Mag for 1000yd guns and have yet to have an issue. S/F....Ken M
I've only used 223 Remington ammo a few times but it seemed to do well for me. That was about a year ago, though. Since then I haven't shot an AR so I would imagine that it would work well for others, too but no promises. I was able to shoot better than I thought that I would.
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Old 14 January 2018, 20:20
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I've only used 223 Remington ammo a few times but it seemed to do well for me. That was about a year ago, though. Since then I haven't shot an AR so I would imagine that it would work well for others, too but no promises. I was able to shoot better than I thought that I would.
I can't edit my post so i had to open a new one, so add on, but for any that would know are there some ARs that are only designed for 223 Rem AR rounds for the 15? That's what I was told and the only type of ammo that I've used for it but I would imagine that any AR 15 could use more than one type of ammo. I could be wrong, though.
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Old 14 January 2018, 20:35
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I've only used 223 Remington ammo a few times but it seemed to do well for me. That was about a year ago, though. Since then I haven't shot an AR so I would imagine that it would work well for others, too but no promises. I was able to shoot better than I thought that I would.
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I can't edit my post so i had to open a new one, so add on, but for any that would know are there some ARs that are only designed for 223 Rem AR rounds for the 15? That's what I was told and the only type of ammo that I've used for it but I would imagine that any AR 15 could use more than one type of ammo. I could be wrong, though.
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Old 26 January 2018, 13:20
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Resizing Issue

I am attempting deprime and FL resize some WBY brass. Did the usual place shell holder, raise ram, turn die down, lower ram and turn down 1/4 turn more.

I am getting crushed shoulders.

I then tried placing a piece of brass in the holder, raising the ram until it touches the brass then turning a bit more until it starts to resize.

I either wind up with crushed shoulders or brass that never even gets close to being partially resized or deprimed.

Shell holder is correct size. RCBS holder, Hornady FL 257 WBY dies.

Brass on the left is once fired by me, unprocessed. Brass on the right is supposedly once fired by the friend of a friend.

I am at a loss.
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Old 26 January 2018, 14:49
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Neck lubing or not?
Mebbe die sticking on the 'in'.

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Old 26 January 2018, 15:48
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Using the Redding lube on neck and upper case body, well lubed without excess lube dents.
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Old 26 January 2018, 20:05
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Does the 257WBY include a crimp? Could that need to be adjusted per different manufacturer brass?

Total FNG at this here, looking forward to others' input as well.
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Old 26 January 2018, 22:00
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Years ago I went through several bad weeks trying to get 100 rounds of 243 brass to size correctly.
Tried everything including borrowing other die sets (twice) every time convinced I had solved it I reloaded the full 100, only to have them fail to chamber every time.

Tuned out I had a out of spec shell holder. spend the $5 and get another one and give it a try. Might save you some time.
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Old 26 January 2018, 22:02
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Looking at the photo are you sure you are not using a neck sizing die?
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Old 26 January 2018, 23:44
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The RCBS shell holder has been confirmed correct as a #4. I mic'd the thickness of my #3 and 4 at .245.

Die reads FL.

DaveP, still stuck on the resizing step.
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Old 27 January 2018, 02:11
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DaveP, still stuck on the resizing step.
Yep, missed that, gonna shut up now and go to bed.

Well, maybe in a minute...
How long since you've used the die? Any chance of dried lube buildup changing specs on the expander? Obviously wouldn't apply if new die, worked fine on other brass recently, etc.

OK, done.
Somebody good at this shit please chime in; I'll be up at 0330 to watch Simona Halep win the Aussie Open, and I expect you to have this wrung out.
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Old 27 January 2018, 12:48
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Expat,

I'm always one to assume user error in myself. You seem to have covered all the bases there. I'm assuming when you went through the initial steps of setting up you had a piece of brass in the die, but I'm mentioning it because you didn't specifically list that step.

Looking at the brass it seems to me you have a die or parts thereof that are out of spec There's no indication that the die is even attempting to form a shoulder. The weatherbys are pretty steep in that regard but still................

Have you used the dies before? If so and they worked then obviously they are in spec. If new then maybe not. Could it be a mislabelled neck sizing die? If dies were perfect every time they wouldn't have to do QC. Maybe this one slipped through the cracks.
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