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Old May 19, 2005, 01:22 AM   #1
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Reloading with Lee Turret Press

I am using a Lee turret press with Auto-Index function to reload standard 9x19 pistol cartridges.
The dies are clean, adjusted and tightly in place. However, the overall finished cartridge length is varying by upwards of +/- 2mm from cartridge to cartridge.

Can some technical person with experience on this reloader offer some advice.

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Old May 19, 2005, 09:52 AM   #2
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If you are using cast bullets, lube buildup on the nose punch can do that, but you say the dies are clean. You may have a problem with fit of the ogive of the bullet to the nose punch. Some folks use epoxy to make the punch a custom fit for a certain bullet. I make up extra punches as needed. Dead easy if you have a lathe, but not out of reach with just a file and a drill.
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Old May 19, 2005, 06:16 PM   #3
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I just reloaded some for the first time on my Lee Turret press,just a few to try them wish I could measure for you but loaned it to a friend.I just tried them in the chamber to see if I was getting a good fit.Friend told me his 9MM reloads wouldn't fit in the chamber of his guns?????He said the bottom of the case would bulge and case wouldn't go in??
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Old May 21, 2005, 07:29 AM   #4
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In addition, the ogilve from bullet to bullet can vary also which changes how far up or down the seating punch sets.
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Old May 21, 2005, 04:06 PM   #5
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He said the bottom of the case would bulge and case wouldn't go in??
He needs to readjust his sizing die. It's not going all the way down the case.
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