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    Lee challenger press help.

    I wnder if someone would be able to point me in the correct direction.

    I am using a lee challenger press with lee dies.
    I have full length resized my cases, primed and charged the cases.
    Now I come to seating the bullet.

    Step 8 of the lee instructions say to screw the bullet seating die in until you feel it contact with the case mouth. If no crimp is desired back the die out by 1/2 a turn, if crimp is desired screw the die in 1/4 turn.



    The trouble is I cannot make the die contact the case mouth. I have tried this with a factory round with the bullet depth seater screwed all the way out and still the mouth doesn't contact the die.


    Anyone got any ideas on what I am missing?



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    Quote Originally Posted by scubadog View Post
    I wnder if someone would be able to point me in the correct direction.

    I am using a lee challenger press with lee dies.
    I have full length resized my cases, primed and charged the cases.
    Now I come to seating the bullet.

    Step 8 of the lee instructions say to screw the bullet seating die in until you feel it contact with the case mouth. If no crimp is desired back the die out by 1/2 a turn, if crimp is desired screw the die in 1/4 turn.



    The trouble is I cannot make the die contact the case mouth. I have tried this with a factory round with the bullet depth seater screwed all the way out and still the mouth doesn't contact the die.


    Anyone got any ideas on what I am missing?

    If you can run a sized case all the way in and get no contact then I wouldn't worry about it. Pick a location to lock your die and proceed from there.~Muir

    PS: Ok, there is one caveat: It may be that your dies sizes the neck to a diameter that lets the neck slip past the crimp ring of the die. Seat the die deliberately shallow and set a bullet to the depth you want. Back the seater out and try to make contact with the die again using the loaded round. The bullet may have expanded the neck to a point where it makes contact. Factory ammo is usually crimped, so it may have slipped past the crimp ring.~M
    Last edited by Muir; 20-04-2014 at 19:35.

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    as Muir says
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    Cheers spud and muir
    Last edited by scubadog; 20-04-2014 at 19:36.

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