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Old April 13, 2000, 11:25 AM   #1
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I have an rcbs ammomaster.It is a decent piece of gear except for the seat and crimp process.RCBS suggests that the two processes be done in the same station.This is not the correct way to do it.No matter how I set the dies I can not stop "pushing lead"or "shaving copper"I know the dies are set right.But I get either to much or not enough.I purchased another crimp die and now I do the crimp in a separate station.It is difficult but can be done.Does anyone else have this problem?
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Old April 13, 2000, 04:36 PM   #2
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Goat I have the RCBS dies and my die does both no problem. The way I adjusted it was seat a dummy round and adjust for the crimp first. Once the crimp was adjusted right then I adjusted the seating plug. I use the .40 s&w RCBS dies.
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Old April 14, 2000, 09:14 AM   #3
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I've been seating and crimping at the same time, using an RCBS die for over 20 years.

When ever I have a lead shaving problem, the places I look at are:

1) Make sure the inside case mouth has been chamfered. Very important with cast bullets.

2) Make sure the case mouth has been belled enough to easily start the bullet.

3) Double check the bullet diameter. Some times cast bullets run a little large, or don't get sized.

4) Verify my dies are clean inside. Lube from cast bullets and shavings can really mess thing up.

Good Luck...


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