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Old March 19, 2000, 05:58 PM   #1
David Blinder
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I use a Dillon 550B & RCBS carbide dies to load .45 cal 230gr FMJ and sometimes, the case wrinkles when seating a bullet. It only happens maybe 1 of 50-100 times but it bugs me. Any suggestions on what causes this. The brass is new Winchester.
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Old March 19, 2000, 06:53 PM   #2
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You probably need to bell the case mouth just a smidgen more.
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Old March 19, 2000, 06:55 PM   #3
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Try just tad more case mouth bell. See if you have a seating stem that doesn't match your bullet nose shape (letting it tip as you seat it).
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Old March 19, 2000, 09:19 PM   #4
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Greetings Poster's; As a footnote to this post don't attempt to use your "wrinkled"
.45ACP's in an H&K USP; as tolerance's are
tight, and you will have a devil of a time
getting the slide to move rearward. On the
other hand, my Sig P220 will digest just
about any case condition that you can think

Best Wishes,
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