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resizing die Question 243 cal.

I like to ask I need a neck resizing die for my 243 cal. I find I can raise my full length die and get about 1/2 the neck re sized .I like to ask will it work???
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Re: resizing die Question 243 cal.

see if it chambers in your gun.
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Re: resizing die Question 243 cal.

the fired case will re chamber with out any problem after the round is fired
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Re: resizing die Question 243 cal.

Because the .243 is a "short neck" caliber I'd recommend sizing the neck all the way. You should be able to accomplish this with minimal case sizing out of a FL die or you can purchase a neck die. Even though you may be getting suitable neck tension with only a partial neck size you may have issues with excessive bullet runout not sizing the neck completely.

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Re: resizing die Question 243 cal.

If you slowly screw the die down some more you will get more of the neck sized.
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Re: resizing die Question 243 cal.

well was out today and I can say it made a world of improvement
3 shots all touching at 50 yards would say less then 1/2"
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Re: resizing die Question 243 cal.

Yes you can use your FL die. Personally I like to size the entire neck and I like to just slightly bump the shoulder. I seem to get my most accurate loads that way.

Normally what I do is run the brass through the decapping only die. Then I trim all my brass at once(if needed). Then I normally allow my brass to tumble for the night. Then I apply a touch of Imperial sizing wax and size the brass(without the expander ball in the die), and slightly bump the shoulder back. Then I run the brass for the last time through the Sinclair neck sizing mandrel(with just a touch of Imperial). Then I tumble the brass for a final cleaning. I know this is pretty picky, and takes three strokes of the press, but it completely eliminated my run out problems.

The easy way to tell how far to adjust your die down is to take a candle and smoke the whole upper half of your case. Then run it up into your die. Wherever it sizes the smoke will be disturbed. Keep adjusting your die until you attain the desired level of sizing. Tom.
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