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Old January 28, 2012, 12:02 PM   #1
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.35 Whelen problems

I have been using 30-06 cases that I have opened up to .358 using my RCBS full length sizing die for my .35 Whelen. I have no problems with boattail bullets seating properly but flat base bullets tend to wrinkle the brass at the neck and destroy the case. Does anyone have any recommendations for avoiding this costly circumstance. I have a goodly supply of the flat based bullets on hand and really would like to utilize them.
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Old January 28, 2012, 01:00 PM   #2
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35 whelen brass

some years ago i had ackley make me a 35 rifle , 1-18 twist, freebore for up to 300 gr bullets , this was a wildcat at the time he chambered it for 35 whelen and i made brass out of mil. cases with 358 rifle expander button, i have made several hundred and shot jacket as well as gas check lead bullets. i have never had a problem. maybe the expander button needs to be checked. the first jacked bullets i shot were herters 250 gr. 51 ge 3031, gave me a nice 100 yd group all cuting one another.hope this helps cjs
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Old January 28, 2012, 01:24 PM   #3
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Have you beveled the case mouths? If so then maybe the expander button is not the correct size.
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Old January 28, 2012, 02:12 PM   #4
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I must have contracted a memory problem, I did not bevel the case mouth before. That did solve the problem. I may need to start writing down the steps to things like this. Getting older does have its problems.lol
Thanks for the help.
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