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11/18/21 @ 10:53 AM
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hunterdog
USER SINCE 1/23/10

Good afternoon, 

I was wondering if anyone could give me some help/advise? I have been reloading for about 20 years and am having an issue with reloading my 270WSM. It seams that I’m doing something wrong because I keep cracking the neck once I’ve removed the primer and pull the de primer back threw the neck. It doesn’t always happen but at least half the time it does. Brass has been shot once amd then I’m reloading it. Any suggestions? 

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12/2/21 @ 7:57 AM
Duke M
USER SINCE 1/12/09

Use a small brush wiped with a bit of case lube and brush the inside of the necks. That will ease the withdrawal of the expander dramatically. I have two old mascara brushes I got somewhere. They are tapered and I roll the bristles on a tin of Imperial sizing wax.

If neck splitting continues to be a factor I would suggest annealing the neck and shoulder area. I anneal with a propane torch in a dimly lit room with a sink with a few inches of water in it. I rotate the case, holding it by the head between my thumb, fore finger, and middle finger rolling it back and forth in the blue cone of the flame. I do not want to see the case starting to glow, that is too far. As soon as I feel heat in my fingers I drop the case in water. Typically I count in my head to about 9 or 10. A little practice and it will get easy. I feel I should get at least 10 reloads out of a case. 











12/1/21 @ 9:44 AM
mopesrus
USER SINCE 4/8/13

Frustrating supply chain issues. Good luck!

11/30/21 @ 6:43 PM
Granpa
USER SINCE 2/4/05

Mopesrus, Thanks. I looked on Brownells but couldn't seem to find them. Unfortunately they are out of stock but will keep checking.

11/28/21 @ 2:47 PM
mopesrus
USER SINCE 4/8/13

Granpa,

Looks like Brownell's has what you're looking for:

https://www.brownells.com/reloading/reloading-dies/rifle-dies/280-ackley-improved-full-length-die-set-prod111230.aspx#:~:text=This%20280%20Ackley%20Improved%20Two-Die%20Full%20Length%20Die,brings%20the%20case%20to%20SAAMI%20minimum%20cartridge%20dimensions.












11/27/21 @ 11:09 AM
Granpa
USER SINCE 2/4/05

Wondering if anyone on here knows if reloading dies for 280 Ackley Improved are available from some where. I have a RCBS press.

11/24/21 @ 3:59 PM
Stressless
USER SINCE 5/17/16

Had this happen to me a few  years ago with one of the calibers I was reloading.  For some reason the de-primer pin (rod) inside the sizer die was adjusted too deep.  I backed the pin off until it just was able to remove the old primer.  That solved my problem.  However, I also agree with the other comment to contact one of the reloading customer service centers (I use RCBS).  They have been helpful to me in the past.

11/24/21 @ 12:22 AM
Wjbk95
USER SINCE 4/12/21

Contact Titan reloading in Hartford, if anyone can help solve your problem they can 

11/23/21 @ 7:48 PM
mikieb
USER SINCE 10/11/15

I wonder is that brass is not already cracked before you apply the resizing die.... 

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