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Posted: 4/19/2016 9:11:05 PM EDT
Several years ago I reloaded a bunch of .30-06 using the single stage press. Since then I acquired a Lee Turret press and decided it was time to load up some more .30-06. I installed the dies in the turret plate. I went to set the initial bullet seating depth by using an original .30-06 ball cartridge to set the initial bullet seating depth. However, I find that the cartridge won't clear the bottom of the bullet seating die. If I raise the seating die high enough for the bullet to clear it, then it is too high and won't seat the bullet far enough into the case. This was a surprise to me. I can see on YouTube that people are using the Lee Turret press to load .30-06 and they don't seem to have this problem. Am I overlooking something? What am I missing? Any ideas?
Never mind. Within minutes of posting my message, I got it all figured out. Basically, i have to pull the cartridge out before I rotate the turret from the bullet seating die to the crimping die, then re-insert the cartridge and crimp it. I also pulled out the center spindle, or whatever it is called, so that I rotate the turret by hand. Anyway, between posting the original message and this reply, I loaded 88 cartridges.
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