Deprimered, resized, deburred, primed... & ?
FINALLY! I'm making some progress with reloading. I got my dies cleaned and re-adjusted last nite and managed to deprimer, resize, deburr the mouth (inside and out), clean the primer pocket, and prime the cases.
The only problem I had was while resizing 75% of the cases sized fine but those other 25% came really close to getting stuck in my die. It wasn't the whole case that almost got stuck, just the neck. When I got to the point where the neck resizing plunger was re-entering the neck it really got hung up a few times. I even brushed all the necks out before I sized them and I made sure that the plunger was clean when I cleaned the rest of the die.
I called a friend who reloads quite a bit and he said he'd had the same trouble with the Winchester brass and Hornady dies in a couple calibers. FYI, this brass was not "new" brass, I've shot it before and this friend had resized it then, so it wasn't the beat and bent up stuff that I've seen straight out of the bags, it was all uniformly round.
Has anyone had this happen? I just don't understand why it was only some of the brass and not all of it.
Oh, one other thing I did but thankfully it was only with 1 other case and it was with one of the ones that were dented from my "over lubrication" last week. When I first tried setting a new primer, I must not have been paying attention 100% of the time and put the primer in upside down! Needless to say that case was tossed in the trash! haha
Hoping to get to adding the powder and bullets either tonight or over the weekend!
"I suppose it is the way of hunters. We are very odd fellows." ~ Peter Hathaway Capstick