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Thread: Case Conversion question

  1. #21
    Boolit Master

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    Dec 2008
    Vashon Island WA
    let me know if shimming the shell holder doesn't work because I have another thought / suggestion.
    Death to every foe and traitor and hurrah, my boys, for freedom !

  2. #22
    Boolit Mold
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Maybe remove some material from bottom of sizing die ???

  3. #23
    Boolit Buddy

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    Aug 2020
    Removing metal is permanent. Good and old advice is to alter the least expensive and most easily replaced part. In this cases, the shellholder. Once you cut down the die, who's going to want it when it is time for it to move on?

  4. #24
    Boolit Buddy
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    Jan 2009
    Goffstown, NH
    Yes, I'm reluctant in altering die or shell holder to work best with only one gun. I like the idea of shimming the shell holder as I only need a to push the shoulder back a couple of thousands or so.

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check