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home Forums – The GUN Forum Ammunition Reloading Loading berrys 115g plated rn in picked up range brass. Only every now and then I get one that won’t fit the chamber gauge. Full sized, expanded, and little to no crimp after loading. Is this a big deal? I notice certain brands of brass in particular won’t fit all the way.

  • Loading berrys 115g plated rn in picked up range brass. Only every now and then I get one that won’t fit the chamber gauge. Full sized, expanded, and little to no crimp after loading. Is this a big deal? I notice certain brands of brass in particular won’t fit all the way.

     james updated 11 months, 2 weeks ago 2 Members · 16 Posts
  • james

    Member
    June 14, 2021 at 1:12 am

    Loading berrys 115g plated rn in picked up range brass. Only every now and then I get one that won’t fit the chamber gauge. Full sized, expanded, and little to no crimp after loading. Is this a big deal? I notice certain brands of brass in particular won’t fit all the way.

  • dogtrpp

    Guest
    June 14, 2021 at 1:12 am

    I ran into this a lot until I started using the Lee factory crimp die.

  • Jicand

    Guest
    June 14, 2021 at 1:12 am

    My barrel is my case gauge, if it doesn’t plunk then crimp better

  • hungryfatcats

    Guest
    June 14, 2021 at 1:12 am

    Do a plunk test in the barrel of the gun itll be shooting out of. Have a few 9mm that does this and drop it into my Glock 19 to if it fits and chambers correctly.

  • Fuckyoucommies1

    Guest
    June 14, 2021 at 1:12 am

    Have you tried crimping a little more? I know 9mm usually requires some crimp. That’s what fixed mine the first couple I did.

  • mikeD707

    Guest
    June 14, 2021 at 1:12 am

    Did you measure the case lengths?

  • dutchman195

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    June 14, 2021 at 1:12 am

    Thats why you gage it. Toss it in the practice bin and move on.

  • khsrider500

    Guest
    June 14, 2021 at 1:12 am

    I wanna get one the lee factory crimp dies. I’ll keep an eye out

  • sixnb

    Guest
    June 14, 2021 at 1:12 am

    I have this same issue, random range brass, 115g plated rn, and certain types of brass don’t fit in the gauge consistently, using dillon die set with a decent crimp. They do however plunk test in the chamber, so I’ve always just rolled with it.

  • bludotsmokr

    Guest
    June 14, 2021 at 1:12 am

    I ran into this with range brass. I got me a Lee 9mm Undersize sizing die. It’s about .003″ under your standard dies. I have not had the problem since. I also use a taper crimp, not much, just enough to put a little neck tension on the bullet.

  • SonOfAWildAss1962

    Guest
    June 14, 2021 at 1:12 am

    Loading 45acp I found one of a hundred Berry .451 were .452. A real mess

  • EMDReloader

    Guest
    June 14, 2021 at 1:12 am

    It may also be the base (above the rim). Common problem with 9mm. If you’re not concerned with 25- ad 50-yard bullseye accuracy, consider a Lee Undersized 9mm die. They’re available .002-.003″ under from a number of sellers, and .001″ under from EGW.

  • khsrider500

    Guest
    June 14, 2021 at 1:12 am

    18 of 48 wouldn’t completely sit in the gauge lol just finished them up

  • smike61

    Guest
    June 14, 2021 at 1:12 am

    It probably needs to be ran through a bulge buster

  • sarthree

    Guest
    June 14, 2021 at 1:12 am

    Different brass will act differently…and you may need to screw down your sizer a little more, and sometimes there is a burr on the case head and it won’t go down all the way…start there with those

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