If I remove the spindle and decapping pin / expander ball can you run a loaded cartridge into a die to knock the shoulder back a touch so that the loaded ammo can chamber in a different barrel??
Quite - thats why I quickly came to the conclusion that it is a bad idea!!Theoretically you could, using shoulder bump die or resizing die for larger bullet diameter (like 308 for 7mm-08). Same problem arises as with bushing dies though, the shoulder/neck junction won't be sized all the way.
If you're using regular dies you run into one or more of the following problems, maybe even blow something up.
- get ammo stuck in die
- crush the body of the cartridge
- ruin the neck
- ruin the bullet
Pretty much - I've looked at my technique in detail and I was tending to stop as the lever went firm - at this point the case holder is a few thou from the end of the die. To get a full resize I need to make sure the case holder is actually in firm contact with the bottom of the die. Most of my 7x65R brass has now had 4 or 5 loadings through it is getting a touch hard. Mind you its RWS Brass and that is quite hard from the start - have noticed the difference between Hornady, Federal and RWS brass in my 7x57.Was it neck sized brass?~Muir