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Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: North Eastern,Pa
Re: .30-30 problems
Something is up with your sizing die. That bulge is created by the die compressing too much brass downward. Check that die out really good inside with a borelight or flashlight. Any darkening, scratches, rust , etc is bad news. Have you used the die before with good results? Make sure your press is very firmly mounted to your bench, no play or wiggle anywhere. Make sure you have the correct die ( no kidding), if it was bought used it could be in the wrong box. Again, make sure the top collar on the die is tight and set( there should be a set screw in the ring) Also, where did your brass come from? If you did not fire it or buy it new, someone else could have goofed it up and sold it or given it away. A good die will almost always resize even badly worked cases, so I am betting you have a bad die. Let me know.
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