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    confused (as usual)

    folks, I am as green as a green thing when it comes to reloading, and I have a bit of a poser here, I bought a set of Lee RGB dies yesterday (well I managed to break the decapping pin on my Lee loader and wasn't about to pay 4x the value in postage from Midway UK, so I went and spent 4x the cost of the Lee Loader instead ) anyway, I resized about 20 cases before noticing this circular scratch around the case, it is on all the cases and is deep enough to feel with a nail, it is equal around the circumference of the cases and here's the mystery, if it is a defect in the die, or dirt in the die, why isn't it longitudinal in the direction of movement? also, is there any problem with continuing to use these cases ? or should I just bin them? they are PPU by the way. Ken
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    "'The matter is under consideration' means we have lost the file. 'The matter is under active consideration' means we are trying to find the file."

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    Have the necks been fully sized Kenny?

    I can't see from the photos.

    DO the shoulders show signs of being marked by the die?

    I have a FL lee 308 die that does not have the best internal machining in the world but doesn't produce marks like that.

    Can you get the whole case into the die when you are sizing, ir have the shell holder touch the die on the upstroke or are you partial sizing?

    Amir

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    Kenny

    I could be wrong, but I think you have a Lee deburring tool and these marks are from the last time the cases were deburred.

    http://www.midwayuk.com/apps/eproduc...eItemID=389104

    Regards JCS

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcampbellsmith View Post
    Kenny

    I could be wrong, but I think you have a Lee deburring tool and these marks are from the last time the cases were deburred.

    http://www.midwayuk.com/apps/eproduc...eItemID=389104

    Regards JCS
    Bingo! you sir may well be right! I do have a Lee deburring tool and that would explain the marks ! phew ! thanks to you both, now do I use the cases? ken
    "Politicians must be allowed to panic. They need activity. It is their substitute for achievement"
    "'The matter is under consideration' means we have lost the file. 'The matter is under active consideration' means we are trying to find the file."

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    He's right!!

    I know remember why I got rid of mine two years ago!

    The cases are fine to use, those are just scratches.

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    Might still be worth smoothing off the sharp edge on the deburring tool though, or it will scratch deeper and deeper on the same point each time you use it!

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    how do you scratch it that badly with the deburring tool?
    mine clears the case by some margin and doesnt touch the case wall.

    is this the handheld one?

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    I have to agree with bewsher, I use the same deburrer in .308 as on the link and also run them slowly in a cordless drill and have never had any marks like that there is plenty of clearance around the cases, the marks look to uniformed unless the deburrer has some machining left in side of it? be interesting to find out what is doing it.

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    You get them when the case is spun in the lock stud from the cutter drill and you wiggle the chamfer tool about to try and get it cutting properly.

    I could post a picture of 20 identically marked 308 cases myself but they are at home/can't be arsed/try it and see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grandhubert View Post
    You get them when the case is spun in the lock stud from the cutter drill and you wiggle the chamfer tool about to try and get it cutting properly.

    I could post a picture of 20 identically marked 308 cases myself but they are at home/can't be arsed/try it and see.
    I think you are almost there with that, although I wasn't using a drill I did when I tried again tonight notice that I was "wobbling" the cutter and there must be a rough lip on the cutter as it can mark the case. from now on I'm going to be a bit more careful to keep things square.
    "Politicians must be allowed to panic. They need activity. It is their substitute for achievement"
    "'The matter is under consideration' means we have lost the file. 'The matter is under active consideration' means we are trying to find the file."

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