TXCOONDOG wrote:pm1225, Thanks for the YT video. Interesting that he used a .45 powder charge die with a.22 drop feed tube instead of a short charging die.
Bill is threatening Houston with floods so I'm off today and will be calling Hornady.
Resized a OEM once fired case using a standard shell plate and the shoulder is .368 instead of .362 and the base is .374" instead of .372 after resizing twice....FTF is not acceptable to me.
Edit: Called Hornady, Bill in the Custom Die division and had to leave a detailed message. According to the voicemessage, it may take up to a couple days for a return call. I will follow up on the end result too.
Would someone be kind enough to measure their resized cases using the Lee die ?
The .45 charge die and .22 drop tube work beautifully for me also. I miked 3 rounds each of Armscor factory, my .22 tcm reloads and the cut down .223 Rem. brass. (average of 3, each sample)
.22 tcm reload:
.223 Rem. cutdowns
I should point out that I plunk tested every round in my barrel until I was confident that the extra couple of thousandths at the base had no ill effect. I've had exactly one FTF out of about 400+ reloads, and that particular round was obviously not sized right. I think that it wasn't annealed properly and kind of "sprang back" to a contour that wouldn't chamber. Other than that, no problems here.