Well, if these dingalings would pull their head out of their arse and produce ALL of it that way, it would be fine. But, noooooo, they have to sprinkle it across the ranges of the world..😡I hope you fire your security.
That can easily be solved by using all small primer 45 brass. I believe they're easier and cheaper to find too.
If it’s a Lee turret press, the Square Ratchet that installs inside the black auto index clamp on the steel ram can be damaged or worn. The square black ratchet rides on the 1/4"x 1/4" steel index rod. If damaged, it will cause the turret to NOT fully rotate, resulting in the expander to misalign and fold the case lip.I have a lee reloading deluxe set the (4) die one. the expander is ruining my brass case at the tip. Not all but here and there. any help on my issue.??.
If it’s a Lee turret press, the Square Ratchet that installs inside the black auto index clamp on the steel ram can be damaged or worn. The square black ratchet rides on the 1/4"x 1/4" steel index rod. If damaged, it will cause the turret to NOT fully rotate, resulting in the expander to misalign and fold the case lip.
The square ratchet is a sacrificial piece made from plastic with the dual purpose of indexing and to protect other parts if the press binds. It can also wear out after many rounds. It’s easily replaced and cost is minimal ($0.75 -- see link above).
I was folding over the lip of 32acp cases at the expander station after thousands of rounds through the press. The inside corners of the square ratchet were rounded and the turret would not fully rotate into position causing misalignment. And, of course, if too much pressure is applied, the ratchet deforms to save other parts. Check it or just replace it.
Telling me!! I already screwed up 10 cases trying to figure it out. I wouldn't mine if it was 9mm cases but 38/357 are not cheap. 👍Something is not right at all here. The part about the expander hitting the edge of the case mouth makes perfect sense from an alignment standpoint and “folding” the edge. But now you have that same expander just going into the case with no effect?? Back everything off and unscrew the die. Reinstall it by following their instructions exactly and make sure the lock ring is tight. Try again. I have caught a case on the edge of the sizing/decamp die before but never on an expander die. You have to be waaay off since the tip of the expander is beveled. This is just weird.
Thanks snuby 642👍👍Work dies down in smaller increments.
I put a timing mark on my die and press so I can keep track of my progress.
I put a starting mark when contact is made.
Usually by the time I wreck one or two cases I have a mark for too far.
Without a couple reference points it is easy to get lost.
You just answered the question. Same die, different press, same problem. Its not the press!Yes I also checked that.. I switched to my single press and still have the issue I just order another expander to see. I also keep a few turret press plastic square as spares. Thanks for the info