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    About the hard bolt lift: solved the problem....

    About the hard bolt lift: solved the problem. Since I only have a low budget, I built a custom rifle on a Savage Action and after searching if other savage owners had run into this problem, I worked...
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    Al, Iím using a custom made Lee Collet Die and...

    Al,
    Iím using a custom made Lee Collet Die and a Redding Body Die(only every 3-4 firings for the Body Die).
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    Will never work. 45 acp is .4762, fired 30BR case...

    Will never work. 45 acp is .4762, fired 30BR case base is .470. Perfect size would be 8 x 75 rimmed or 9 x 63 or 9.3 x 74R or 9.5 x57 Mannlicher Schoenaver which all are .4685. Got none of them but...
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    Good idea, got one, tried it out never worked....

    Good idea, got one, tried it out never worked. Fired case base is .470, 45 ACP die is .4762. Too big.
    Thanks anyway.
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    Hard bolt lift now

    Spent time reading about hard bolt lift on this forum. Something new to me came up : ring dies . With my 6 BR and itís Custom made Lee Collet Die, I never experienced hard bolt lifts till about after...
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    Case length plug

    [QUOTE=Al Nyhus;835615]Amen! :cool: I have a bunch of case length plugs made from 12L14. -Al[/QUOTE
    PM sent to you.
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    results in fireforming from 6BR Lapua Brass to 30BR directly in 30BR chamber

    I thought I would post results of my fireforming experiment. Measured chamber length and trimmed back new Lapua 6BR brass enought to avoid brass neck dammage to chamber when fireforming. Loaded...
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    You were wright, don't know where I got this...

    You were wright, don't know where I got this .020" thickness issue. Thickness is around .012"
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    finally got my chamber length

    Russ,
    When you say 'Have fun with your 30BR', I sure have some just learning this bras forming stuff. I measured the chamber length: 1.525", which corresponds to one of the 3 reamer prints Dave...
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    I asked, little while back, whoever was supposed...

    I asked, little while back, whoever was supposed to have chambered this Shillen prefit barrel if there was a print of the reamer used. Dave Kiff gave Pacific Tool 3 'possible' prints of reamers that...
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    OK, I thought you were pulling my leg. Sorry man....

    OK, I thought you were pulling my leg. Sorry man.
    I got some play dough . I'll give her a try, even in my good benchrest barrel. I imagine I'll have to trim new 6BR brass length wiase down to 1.5"...
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    Very funny

    Very funny
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    You shot a 6mm bullet in a .308" barrel ? No...

    You shot a 6mm bullet in a .308" barrel ? No dammage to the barrel ?
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    I appreciate the helpfull info . Thanks, danyboy

    I appreciate the helpfull info .
    Thanks,
    danyboy
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    Larry, Sorry for digging out such an old topic...

    Larry,
    Sorry for digging out such an old topic but when you say 'make sure you trim the cases first', do you mean length wise or neck thickness wise ?
    Thanks,
    danyboy
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    I have the 308 x 1.5 RCBS resizing die set as...

    I have the 308 x 1.5 RCBS resizing die set as well as the RCBS 5 die forming set to convert .308 to 308 x 1.5 .
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    Found the problem

    Turned out, case necks were way too thick. Trimmed them and now chambering is much easier. Having a 1:12 twist would require a heavier bullet than 30 BR and case body thickness is too thick, making...
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    Only found out last night why I was getting these...

    Only found out last night why I was getting these rough passes through the Lee Custom ColletDie; since inside neck reamer couldnít take care of this inside donut cause of excess thickness,...
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    All new 6BR Lapua brass, forming necks up from...

    All new 6BR Lapua brass, forming necks up from 6mm to .308 in two stage neck expansion using K & M .243 to .270 AND .270 to .308 expander mandrels. Neck turned, fireformed. Donut is not a problem...
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    Even after sizing and fireforming, the problem...

    Even after sizing and fireforming, the problem never went away.
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    I am totally aware of how to adjust this die for...

    I am totally aware of how to adjust this die for I have been using Lee custom collet dies for a while and never had this problem before with other calibers.
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    Lee custom collet die

    Got a Lee custom collet die made for my 30BR. Expanded Lapua 6BR brass with K & M .243 to .270 then .270 to .308 cause couldn't find any .243 to .308 expander mandrel anywhere at the time of...
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    Everything's fine with my 30BR now. I ended up...

    Everything's fine with my 30BR now. I ended up measuring my chamber length using this method:

    http://bulletin.accurateshooter.com/2018/03/how-to-craft-your-own-chamber-length-gauge/

    Dave...
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