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***Your Reloading Specialists***
Memorial Day has come and gone but we want to solemnly THANK ALL of the patriots for their sacrifices made to uphold the freedoms we enjoy every day. All gave some but SOME GAVE ALL. THANK YOU.
The Titan Crew and I are all doing well. Summer and all that goes with it is finally here and the only problem I can see is finding enough time to do everything as much as I’d like to. I have all summer to ‘get ‘er done’ so……ALL IS GOOD. I hope life is the same with you.
We are truly enjoying all the friends we have made through Titan Reloading and look forward to many more. Feel free to contact us. When possible, please email us rather than call. Due to our limited phone system and staff we are able to respond to your questions quicker via email. Please include your full name or order ID number with any order inquiries. Service and Support is our top priority. As always, you will find many answers to questions in the “FAQ” and “Help Videos” areas of our website www.titanreloading.com . Check us out on YouTube and Facebook.
Dennis / Titan Reloading
Inline Fabrication offers several upgrades for your reloading press that make your reloading more enjoyable. One of those is the Ultramount Quick Change System with base units that can be Flush, raised 4″, raised 7-1/2″ and raised 9-3/4″. The Ultramounts feature super solid 316″ steel construction and is coated in beautiful black powder coat, all features of these high quality pieces of reloading equipment. The Ultramount’s modular design lends itself to fit just about any reloading press available today. Swapping out presses/tools takes less than 30 seconds and requires no tools. Inline Fabrication has top plates that slip into the 4 bases above for almost all reloading presses and tools. CLICK HERE to select the top plate for your presses.
INSIGHT OF THE MONTH:
Rippled and Crushed Cases
While there can be many reasons for a case to be rippled or crushed in the reloading process, there are primarily two.
The first is that the bullet seating die is not set properly. If the crimp shoulder is set too deeply, the case is crimped before the bottom of the press stroke is achieved. Once the bullet is seated, additional pressure pushes the already heavily crimped case into the die further resulting in a crushed case. This is a common occurrence with thin and long case necks such as the 30-30 Winchester.
The trick is to set the bullet seating depth first, then the crimp. This is done as follows; With an empty, sized case in the shell holder, hold the ram at the top of its stroke. Turn the bullet seating die body down over the case until you feel it come to a stop. This will be when the case mouth contacts the crimp shoulder inside the die. Mark this position by turning the lock ring down against the turret or press frame. Now adjust your bullet seating depth. Once you have the bullet seated to the desired depth, back the bullet seater adjuster out about 1 turn. Now turn the bullet seating die body in to apply the desired crimp. Once this is established, hold the ram at the top of its stroke and spin the bullet seater adjuster down until it stops.
It is a good idea to carry this out with an empty case, so that after you have seated the bullet, you have a perfectly safe “dummy” cartridge (or gauge) to repetitively set seating depth and crimp on future occasions. Once you have this “dummy” gauge, all you have to do is place it in the shell holder, raise the ram to the top of its stroke, turn the bullet seating body down until it stops, and then turn the bullet seating depth adjuster in until it stops. Since the crimp and the seating depth were already set, the die will return to very close to the same settings.
The second reason is generally associated with the collet dies. If the collet in the die has been collapsed, the case neck can not clearly enter the collet area. This results in a crushed and / or buckled case. This can be avoided by not operating the die without a case in it. If this happens, it is necessary to remove the collet and pry the collet leaves back so that they stay apart when inserted back into the die. The ID of the die body will cause the leaves to stay uniformly apart.
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