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308 chambering problem

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308 chambering problem

Postby wboggs » Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:45 pm

I'm new to 308 but not at all to reloading. My problem is, a shell that is sized fits the shell gage perfectly, insert the bullet and most no longer fit perfectly to pretty bad. The bullet is a Hornady ELD-X, which is a boat tail bullet, when I seat the bullets, some take quite a bit of pressure to get them to begin to seat some go smooth which I'd bet my life is the same cartridges that fit the gage verses don't. I am greasing up the finger I place the bullet with so it's lubed and it's still randomly a problem. I'm using Hornady dies.
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Re: 308 chambering problem

Postby Deallad » Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:54 pm

I would say that this is likely to be a quality control issue with the Hornaday bullet they may be a thou too big

Try the Sierra tipped match king bullet to see if you have the same issues, you might even find they are the better bullet as I did.

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