Liberty is an inherently offensive lifestyle. Living in a free society guarantees that each one of us will see our most cherished principles and beliefs questioned and in some cases mocked. That psychic discomfort is the price we pay for basic civic peace. It's worth it. It's a pragmatic principle. Defend everyone else's rights, because if you don't there is no one to defend yours. -- MaxedOutMama

I don't just want gun rights... I want individual liberty, a culture of self-reliance....I want the whole bloody thing. -- Kim du Toit

The most glaring example of the cognitive dissonance on the left is the concept that human beings are inherently good, yet at the same time cannot be trusted with any kind of weapon, unless the magic fairy dust of government authority gets sprinkled upon them.-- Moshe Ben-David

The cult of the left believes that it is engaged in a great apocalyptic battle with corporations and industrialists for the ownership of the unthinking masses. Its acolytes see themselves as the individuals who have been "liberated" to think for themselves. They make choices. You however are just a member of the unthinking masses. You are not really a person, but only respond to the agendas of your corporate overlords. If you eat too much, it's because corporations make you eat. If you kill, it's because corporations encourage you to buy guns. You are not an individual. You are a social problem. -- Sultan Knish

All politics in this country now is just dress rehearsal for civil war. -- Billy Beck

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Yup I Need a Small Base Sizer Die

When I took the M25 to the range a couple of weeks ago, I noted that my handloads would NOT chamber. I thought I hadn't sized them quite enough, as I didn't have the rifle to test them in, nor a case gauge to measure them against.

That was not, no pun intended, the case. As the first commenter noted, the chamber on the M25 is cut smaller than SAAMI spec. The base of the reloads measure 0.470," which is correct for a SAAMI-spec chamber. The base of the Black Hills commercial stuff I bought measures 0.464." That .006" is enough to make the difference between a round that will chamber and one that won't. Unfortunately, my standard RCBS dies won't size tighter than 0.470" so I'm stuck. I need a small-base die, or I won't be reloading for the M25.

Damn, and I was hoping they'd both shoot the same ammo. I should've known better.

Anyone out there familiar with RCBS's small-base X-die? That looks like something I might buy.

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