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Old January 20, 2013, 02:10 PM   #1
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Lee resizing die question

I recently set up my lee challenger press and wanted to test the lee decapping and resizing die on some new brass before I primed it. I have new starline 45 colt cases and lee resizing lube. I tightened the die to where it was just touching the shellholder. after sending one through the die, I noticed that it sized the case a little small. there is a slight bulge at the base and to test the size, I tried to put the lee case trimming measuring rod through the case, It didn't fit. Now I know that new cases should come at right width to begin with. Also, I will not be able to trim cases after depriming them Does anyone have any suggestions, is this normal, etc. I certainly dont like anythin less than precision for reloading
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Old January 20, 2013, 02:15 PM   #2
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It's possible that the die and brass don't match.
Like if the brass is a little on the thick side, meaning thick walled.
And the die is a little on the small side.
Some judicious measuring with your trusty calipers should tell.
Just a thought.
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