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Old 12-16-2009, 8:25 PM
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Originally Posted by JF99 View Post
Randall, thanks - I do have two dies in the toolhead across from the trimmer. But I hadn't tried setting them down against the shellplate before setting the headspace. I was trying to do that afterwards.

0.003" would be great. I'll give it a try.
OK, no brass in the shellplate at all.
Run the ram all the way up.
Snug down the two support dies against the shellplate with all the force 2 fingers will muster.
Lock the dies there.
Then pull the ram back down, add a case and start adjusting the trim die for proper headspace followed by proper trim length.
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