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I am cursed when it comes to reloading 223. I can relaod for anything else and have no problems . But 223 hates me. i have had i die make every case have a crooked neck . my power dispenser hates varget so that is a problem . i couldnt find the handle to my case trimmer when i needed it. the primer pockets always have half the primer left in them when i deprime . my priming tool always seems to get the primers sideways or some odd angle . And the part i have the worst is teh blisters from cleaning 450 primer pockets by hand . Am i the only one with the curse ?
 

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I dont clean the pockets on my blasting ammo. Just on my good ammo i actually try to hit stuff with.
Ive got this cool lil lyman deal that has several attachments. It cleans, reams and deburs. It has come in handy when im prepping my 270 brass.
 

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I've never been to MaComb as your profile states...I know where McComb is...

case prep is very important...Get you some primer pocket reamers and cleaning tools.

Lyman makes a whole set you can get for about $50

http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/?productNumber=979270

Clean and prep your primer pockets in a separate step from your loading...You can do in front of the TV watching your favorite mind numbing show....I keep coffee cans full of deprimed and primed brass ready to go

Be patient...Oh Yeah...you are 23....Uh..Ok...just take your time...don't take short cuts

Maybe Captain-03 will chime in soon....He loads boo koo 223

reloading is suppose to be fun
 

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I'm just getting started with reloading, but my suggestion is to find a good mentor! SGMJody is teaching me. The best part is that he has made all the mistakes that I would make, so he saves me the time and money. Also, he has some of his pet loads to give me a starting point, which is much quicker and cheaper than starting from scratch!
 

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Yep a mentor is great advice if you can find someone

U did not say what kind of press u had....

There's a sticky on here on how to set reloading dies...

Do everything in batches....

Tumble...deprime...resize...chamfer...prime ......in batches

Then when you wanna load some ammo about all u gotta do is drop a powder charge and seat a bullet.

Also when loading a new bullet design or changing powder charges....Only load 5 or 10 in .5 gr increments and then go shoot em to see how they do

Just a few suggestions
 

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I have loaded thousands of .223 rounds without incident or lack of accuracy. If the necks are bent you might have a bad sizing die. Are you inside neck champhering? Also, I do not tumble brass or clean primer pockets. The primer pocket does not build up residue and I feel cleaning them is not needed. I make sure my brass is clean and I have never seen any undue wear on sizing dies by not tumbleing brass. I have been using .270 WCF dies since 1970 and they are not worn out yet.

Doug
 

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its a bad die . and whenever i deprime it always leaves part of the factory primer in the pocket so i have to cut it out. my neighbor has all the cool gadgets that i need but he is always playing around offshore when i need his stuff
 

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its a bad die . and whenever i deprime it always leaves part of the factory primer in the pocket so i have to cut it out. my neighbor has all the cool gadgets that i need but he is always playing around offshore when i need his stuff
Do not know what kind of press you are using; but you may want to check your shell holder ... if it is not correct (too large - by little bit), you may be forcing your bass up into the die at an angle ...
 

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i have 2 complete reloading set ups. the one i payed full price for is rcbs. the one i payed $60 for including a rcbs press is a mix of rcbs lee and the orange company.
 
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