I have been using the Redding Seating Die for handloading my 500SW cartridges and so far, it was fine and dandy until I received this new box of LRFP molly-coated bullets. They were made at .502" in diameter.
I am seeing 2 issues:
- Every time the bullet is seated, the die cuts a ring at about 1/8" from the top. Also, the removable plug at the center of the die does not have the usual round-nose/flat-nose interchangeable sides. Any idea what type of nose they cater to?
- Some parts of the bullet are shaved off when it is seated and the lead shavings are pushed up and crushed to the top edge of the case.
It looks like .502" is way too large to be seated. Any magic to suggest? Thanks!