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Thread: Tight chamber and reloading

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    Tight chamber and reloading

    Been told that my rifle has a tight chamber (tika t3 hunter 6.5x55) that's why I'm having trouble closing the bolt on my reloads. I've neck sized and they weren't too bad. I double neck sized and they felt a bit better. I went and see a reloading master. Who is apparentley god when it comes to reloading he told me and sold me a lee full length resizer said he would only full length resize. And neck sizing was specialist stuff. We or he resized some of my cases. I chambered some and they weren't any better infact they felt worse. At that point he said that it was a case of having a real tight chamber and there weren't nothing he could do about it ( commented about buying a decent gun)! Just wanted to know of your thoughts on this before I go back on factory ammo.

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    2p worth
    ​so new rounds of x make are ok , are the fired cases ejecting ok bet they are ! and can you feed back in with out any problems a fired unsized case bet you can . +try 1/4 turn down with the die in your press sound like you are not bumping the shoulders down enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul o' View Post
    2p worth
    ​so new rounds of x make are ok , are the fired cases ejecting ok bet they are ! and can you feed back in with out any problems a fired unsized case bet you can . +try 1/4 turn down with the die in your press sound like you are not bumping the shoulders down enough.
    Hi paul o yes to all the above . I have tried 1/4 . 1/2. Full turn even two full turns I think I could keep turning all day but still makes no difference!

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    By the sounds of it you were given duff info by a non-master.

    I've got exactly the same rifle as you have and never had to have cases neck sized.
    May be they weren't perfect in the first place and you were on the right track until you visited the Master!!!

    Haven't gained enough knowledge to rectify your problem but somebody on here will.

    Hope you get it sorted soon.

    Ed

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharkbait View Post
    Been told that my rifle has a tight chamber (tika t3 hunter 6.5x55) that's why I'm having trouble closing the bolt on my reloads. I've neck sized and they weren't too bad. I double neck sized and they felt a bit better. I went and see a reloading master. Who is apparentley god when it comes to reloading he told me and sold me a lee full length resizer said he would only full length resize. And neck sizing was specialist stuff. We or he resized some of my cases. I chambered some and they weren't any better infact they felt worse. At that point he said that it was a case of having a real tight chamber and there weren't nothing he could do about it ( commented about buying a decent gun)! Just wanted to know of your thoughts on this before I go back on factory ammo.
    your reloading god is a fool
    you havnt got a tight chamber you just need to know how to set up a die correctly so it does what its suspose to do,if I was you I wouldnt use this "god" ever again I don't know where your from but iam sure someone local who has a brain will help you out,if your near me bring your tackle over I will show you how its done
    Last edited by see it shoot it; 16-09-2013 at 20:28.

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    did the chap use your die to try to resize your cases some dies, ( lee i found are a tad long on the base) stopping it fully size'g the case or a faulty shell plate being over thick not allowing the die to go all the way down ! thinking out loud here , did he try as i said above to rule out faulty dies or shell plate ! cant see a tight chamber in a stock rifle coming out of tika or the proof house finding the perfect size case to run in it without coming up with the same fault as you have !!
    is any one out their who lives near you got a 6.5x55 ! as you are met i would think there are a few 6.5 owners around you. i know its a bit more to do but you could use a vernier and compare new and fired then resized use the book spec as a guide. wished i had some dies to lend you or was closer to have a look .
    Try a call for help from one of the lads hopefully one of them on the site can come round or you go to his place .Sorry not been more constructive.
    ​paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by see it shoot it View Post
    your reloading god is a fool
    you havnt got a tight chamber you just need to know how to set up a die correctly so it does what its suspose to do,if I was you I wouldnt use this "god" ever again I don't know where your from but iam sure someone local who has a brain will help you out,if your near me bring your tackle over I will show you how its done
    Thanks fella but your a million miles from me. Much appreciated thou

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharkbait View Post
    Thanks fella but your a million miles from me. Much appreciated thou
    where are you mate I may be able to put you in touch with someone who knows what there doing,unlike the idiot you have already seen,who is he by the way

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    Thanks paulo great advice. Will do

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    if you wish to and you fancy a drive you are welcome to come to southend-on-sea, along with you rifle and case's and you loading press etc and we can have a look !

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