My Collet die (for 7x57) doesn't size the neck enough. After sizing, I can push a bullet in and out of the neck with my FINGERS. That's not tight enough. (For jacketed bullets.)
I've adjusted it per the instructions too, but it makes no difference.
My bullets of different brands, are mostly .2835 .
I tried Win. Brass and Rem. Brass, and yeah the brass has been fired several times.
Instructions say if I DESIRE a "tighter fit", (No IF here. Why, wouldn't I DESIRE that?)
that I need to Anneal the case neck. (I'm not gonna do THAT.)
OR, "polish the decapper mandrel .001 smaller", AND "Do not go beyond .001 smaller as there will be not increase in bullet pull, and a decrease inaccuracy as the bullet will then be sizing the neck as it is inserted". GIMME A BREAK.
They must be claiming that this LIGHT bullet pull is more accurate. (“Yeah, the bullet don’t stay put, but when it does, it’s more accurate”.)
Also, it seems that I have the OPTION of ordering a CUSTOM Mandrel from the Factory, that is UNDERSIZED. (I guess, it's "UNDERSIZED" compared to the one I have now.)
I just want something that works, and I dunno WHY I hafta pay more, (Only $5.00 according to the instructions) to get a workable die.
They could have made it the right size in the first place, couldn't they? or am I missing something? The thing is,,, I've heard GOOD REPORTS on the Lee Collet die. That’s why I bought one, FINALLY.
Again, am I missing something, or am I just Gullible enough to have bought a Peeg in a Poke? I'd like to know before I call'em and fume at'em. You could save me loads of embarrassment.
Smitty of the North