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Old 02-07-2012, 2:01 PM
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Default Dillon Die setup

Have the .308 Dillon dies and I followed the setup directions for the full length sizer and decapper. I ran my test case through and the neck just above the shoulder had a bulge in it.!? So after much fiddling and trials, I was able to get the bulge out. My concern is that for this to happen I have the die turned in so far that the shell holder nearly contacts the die. The die is backed out maybe a 1/16 turn verse the directed half turn, is this a problem or do I have the GTG? (Good to go.)
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I always screw my sizing die till it touches the shell holder/shellplate.
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I just screw my die in till the sized case drops in correctly into my headspace gauge.

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Size brass, drop in chamber. Directions are suggestions.
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Old 02-07-2012, 7:51 PM
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I go down until a cigarette paper just barely fits...
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I just started to process some brass through my Dillon Dies and they are coming out of the sizer scratched. I cleaned the die before starting and the brass is also clean and lubed. There is residue of brass on the inside of the die as well. What should I do? Please help.
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It's always interesting to see the same questions cycle through as someone starts reloading. Google can answer most questions. How long did you tumble your brass for?
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Too much lube?
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Lube the cases properly.
Clean the dies completely.
Size case body with a Lee FCD in .45ACP?
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Old 02-09-2012, 9:14 PM
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Tumbled in crushed walnut for 4 hours, using one shot case lube spray.
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Have you called Dillon? It's their dies and they provide free support?
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Old 02-10-2012, 8:18 AM
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No I have not contacted Dillon yet, this happened at 20:30 so it was kinda late to call.
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