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bump shoulder/ answered thanks

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by svg4, Jun 22, 2013.

  1. svg4

    svg4 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I am a pretty straight forward loader. I have run into a problem this morning. I sold my Savage 30-06 and bought a Tikka T-3. I loaded up 30 shells only to find that they won't allow the bolt to close. Most of these were once or twice shot brass. I don't have any factory ammo to compare, but assume I am running into the shoulder. My question is, do I have to buy a bump die for 30-06? I have one for .308 and full size dies for 30-06.
     
  2. Jamie6.5

    Jamie6.5 Western OR Well-Known Member

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    Have you set the resizing die to full length resize the case?
    A full length resize should restore the shell to factory/saami specs, and it should chamber in any factory '06 chamber.
     
  3. svg4

    svg4 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    thanks Jamie6.5. You were right, I didn't have the die down to full size.
     
  4. Jamie6.5

    Jamie6.5 Western OR Well-Known Member

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    No-Probolemo bud.
    We all have the occasional brain-fart!

    You should have seen what I did to a few .270 shells when I had my bullet seater die adjusted down too far.
    Thankfully I caught it in the first few loads, cuz there was no saving that brass.