Like so advice please on the following. Just purchased set of Lee collet neck dies for .222 & .243. The instructions say if using a lee press, screw die down until it touches shell holder, then turn die + 1 ¼ turns. For other presses turn die until die touches holder + 2 turns.
As my press is an ancient RCBS RC, I screwed the die in + 2 turns. I can push bullets into the neck on both calibers after resizing but is easier on the .222. I have also set the die @ 1 ¼ turns and neck tension is better but I can still push the bullet in by hand but need a kinetic hammer to remove. But the bullet could move in.
Am I being a girl and not pulling down hard enough on the press handle?? (Instructions state about 25lb of pressure required but too much can damage the collet).
Does anyone know the best way to set these die’s in a RCBS RC press ?
I guess that as the set is not provided with a crimp it is pointless crimping. Please excuse my ignorance.
I have read about polishing the mandrel by 0.001” but only want to do this if I must.
I guess some of the advice will be shouldn’t have bought lee die’s.