been puzzling over this for a few days and then I thought of the untapped knowledge on here and thought someone must know where i'm going wrong.
I've got the standard Lee kit and have read the Lee Modern Reloading 2nd ed (LMR)through a few times. I thought I was happy with the procedure. HOWEVER..........
When I come to weighing with the Lee scales or throwing a load with the Lee volume dispenser I end up with a case full up to the shoulder with powder ( yes i referred to the book before I used the term shoulder). This doesn't look right to me. I'm weighing 46 grain and throwing a 3.33 charge both of which give identical measures, give or take .02 grain.
I'm loading a .308 Norma cartridge with a 150g Nosler BT bullet. The LMR says start at 46grain and work up to 50g for a max charge with the Hodgdon H4831 powder i'm using. It does say that 50g is a compressed charge.
After looking at the charge I decided to try it in a case that had not been neck resized so i could allow the bullet to fall into the case. Just resting the bullet on the charge means that it is proud of a factory loaded Norma Nosler .308 round by a few mill.
Can anyone give me any advice whether this is correct ? Should this situation arise? If not what am I doing wrong ?
Also is anyone in the Midlands area willing to provide me with some practical experience ? I can bring my kit over to you and you can show me where i'm being stupid . Then I can buy you a pint or two
Thanks in advance