question about seating dies

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question about seating dies

Post by upsdood » Wed May 06, 2020 5:22 pm

i’m going to start loading for plinking/training, and will ise these projectiles:
https://www.berrysmfg.com/product/bp-30 ... 150gr-rnfp
my question is, do i still use a 300 blk seating die, since the bullet is a different shape from the pointed bullets?

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Re: question about seating dies

Post by blaster » Wed May 06, 2020 9:54 pm

it will work fine. I've loaded just about every shaped .308 bullet out there with the same seating die for my 300 BLK loads. including the bullet you plan to use.
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Re: question about seating dies

Post by upsdood » Wed May 06, 2020 11:13 pm

sweet thanks :)

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Re: question about seating dies

Post by exexex » Fri May 08, 2020 12:12 pm

I've loaded some Berry's, though not those. A couple of things:
Depending on the seating die used, you MIGHT get a circular ring impression on the nose of the round. I've heard that it does not effect the accuracy, and I've not seen any difference: YMMV.

If the ring happens and you want to get rid of it, you might lubricate the inside of the case neck a little to make less pressure on the bullet which might stop the ring from forming during the seating process. Use a lubricant that won't contaminate powder. They make special mica lube (I've never used) and something like Hornady Case lube would work (but pretty expensive stuff).

If I get this with some bullets, I just run a case neck lube brush which has only a very, very small amount of case sizing lube on it and have had no problems.

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