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.300 wsm

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by Oregonhunter5, Dec 4, 2015.

  1. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    got a round that wouldn't load. Meaning the neck was to big and I had to do surgery to get it out. Without shooting it. Is this round to hard to reload?
     
  2. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    I'd make sure that the brass is properly trimmed to length (check the manual) and I guess in theory, if the COAL is too long, you could jam the slug hard enough into the throat to get it stuck too. Don't do that.
     
  3. eightyeight mag

    eightyeight mag sw wa Active Member

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    Make sure you are using enough lube when resizing.

    Was having same problem you speak of. Basically after running the brass up into the die, backing out was stretching the brass giving me the same issue you speak of.
    Started using more case lube in neck and the problem went away.
     
  4. eightyeight mag

    eightyeight mag sw wa Active Member

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    By the way RL 17 is awesome in the 300wsm
     
  5. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    Ok, your just lubbing the outside only right? Getting it heavier on the neck and shoulder?
     
  6. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    You should lightly lube the inside of the case mouth, as well as the outside of the case.
    Most lubes then need to be removed.
    After sizing, check the length of the brass to see if it needs trimmed.
     
  7. eightyeight mag

    eightyeight mag sw wa Active Member

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    The body of the case gets lube and the inside of neck.
    Don't get lube on the outside of neck or shoulder as this will cause brass to crush due to the hydraulic effect.
    Very rarely do I have to trim .300 wsm.