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Old 05-25-2018, 5:07 PM
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Ok, back on my Don Quixote horse... :-) I took a 224 Valkyrie case, was drilled & tapped it to fit on the Hornady OAL Gauge. It does nicely, all well and good. Case was once fired, cleaned, decapped, and SB sized first. Interesting problem. The Hornady factory Modified cases are also neck expanded so the bullet easily slides out of the case neck to find the lands just past the leade. The neck on my mod case is opened up by the expander ball just fine for seating, but the .224 pills are way too tight for testing. So... .224 is 5.7mm and .243 is 6.0mm. I don't know of any weird cartridges that would have a expanding ball sized between. Does anyone have thoughts or THE solution to SLIGHTLY open up the neck? I don't have another RCBS decapper/expander ball that is under 30 cal. I'll call RCBS on Tues, but no definitive answer in their catalog. I'm beginning to think it would have been less hassle and $$ to just send two cases to Hornady and let them do their magic. Perhaps I should be riding Dapple rather than Rocinante. :-) TIA... :-)
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I have some expanding reamers I'll check and see if I have one small enough to fit the case mouth
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Old 05-25-2018, 8:36 PM
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Dremel a split in the case neck.
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Old 05-25-2018, 10:02 PM
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Dremel a split in the case neck.
I did that on a case (30-06?) that already had a small fissure in the neck long ago; worked ok, but not as accurate as using the COL gauge. I was trying to duplicate the Hornady product to claim as much case space as I could.

Thanks for the suggestion. :-)
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FYI, I need to cancel this month's meeting. I will be unavailable... Please pass the word.
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This sounds amazing, I'd like to know more about reloading, wish there was one close to me.
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Old 07-10-2018, 11:43 AM
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Are we on for wed meeting?

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Old 07-10-2018, 3:34 PM
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Haven't heard differently. Dan & I should be there.
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Old 07-11-2018, 5:16 PM
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Group needs to be cancelled tonight.... Josh is out of town

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Well we still had a parking lot meeting.
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