I have a set of Redding 45 Colt Carbide dies. The problem i am having is the seater crimp die is too tight. I seat and crimp in two steps, however with this issue it wouldn't matter. When I seat a .454 lead bullet and then run the case into the die to crimp it gets really tight before it gets to the crimp ring. So tight in fact that if you pull the bullet after crimping it has been sized down to .453.
I sent the dies to Redding and they said all they could do is polish them due to the fact they cant open them up more than SAAMI spec will allow, so they did.
After getting the dies back I still have the same issue with the exception of the polishing did relieve the force it took to run the case to the crimp ring, but STILL SIZING TO .453.
Any of you ever had this problem. I mean these dies are expensive and as a side note I also have a set of RCBS dies that don't have this much of an issue, they only size down to .453.5.
Anyone know what I can do. Redding rep said he would talk to the Boss but haven't heard back from him in a week or so. Maybe the boss is on holiday, I guess I get to wait or just use the RCBS dies and use the Reddings for fishing weights.
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