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Thread: Bullet seater for Ackley Improved

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    Bullet seater for Ackley Improved

    Is it possible to use a .243 micrometer bullet seater with a .243 Ackley improved case ?

    Regards

    Sticks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sticks View Post
    Is it possible to use a .243 micrometer bullet seater with a .243 Ackley improved case?...
    Sticks. That's an excellent question. I would like to know the answer too. I'll watch this thread with interest. Thanks JCS

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    no because the case will not be supported properly when you apply pressure to seat the bullet. alignment will be an issue to as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1967spud View Post
    no because the case will not be supported properly when you apply pressure to seat the bullet. alignment will be an issue to as well

    The only part of the case not supported would be the neck surely ?

    Why would alignment be an issue ?

    Regards

    Sticks

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    A 243 ackley case won't fit into a standard 243 seater die, as the ackley case has much less body taper.

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    As the shoulder angle is different by 10-12 Deg depending on reamer used. There will be an area in the body - shoulder - base of neck area that is not fully supported as the the 30 deg shoulder of the .243 wont have full contact here.
    Last edited by 1967spud; 18-03-2012 at 13:53.

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    danpd hi m8 +1 on your comment

    Yes as the shoulder is blown out in an Ackley fired round the case taper slightly straightens as well, forgot abouut that bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1967spud View Post
    as the shoulder angle is different by 10-12 Deg depending on reamer used. There will be an area in the body - shoulder - base of neck area that is not fully supported as the the 30 deg shoulder of the .243 wont have full contact here.
    Think square peg in a round hole.

    IT WILL NOT PHYSICALLY FIT IN THE DIE

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1967spud View Post
    danpd hi m8 +1 on your comment

    Yes as the shoulder is blown out in an Ackley fired round the case taper slightly straightens as well, forgot abouut that bit.

    Sorry just seen this post

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    Pretty much the case(excuse the punn)

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