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Old February 17, 2002, 04:38 AM   #1
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Competition necking and seating dies?

I realize the benefits of each, but how do they work together?

If you are only necking a case. I assume that you are not changing the O.D. of the body. This is supported by the fact that the case becomes harder to chamber on the next firing.

Now, If the O.D. is larger than "normal", then how is it supposed to fit in a competition seating die, or even a regular seating die for that matter, without it jamming?

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Old February 17, 2002, 03:47 PM   #2
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There's lots of room in a seater.
the main advantage in a comp seater is that it will control the relationship of the bullet to the neck during the process, so it stays aligned.
I have cases that have gone over a dozen neck sizings without needing FL sizing. You need to let the rifle tell you when it needs it. The bolt will get harder to close, FL before it gets TOO hard...

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Old February 18, 2002, 11:52 AM   #3
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FWIW, the best way to buy Wilson seaters is to send them three pieces of fired brass from your rifle - They bore you out a custom seater, all for about $40 or so...
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