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Old 07-23-2016, 09:24 AM   #1
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had a lot of problems with reloads in M1A

until Godfrey Reloading's Al Thornton advised me to get a small based sizer die. Also, the military uses a crimped case mouth, sealant on primer and case mouth and cannelured bullet on their ammo for a REASON.
 
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Old 07-23-2016, 09:54 AM   #2
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I had the same problem with .30-06 originally. My Remington M700 in .30-06 ate anything that I reloaded for it with standard dies, with the Garand I had to buy a set of small base dies to load for it.
 
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Yep, use small base dies for my 223 an 308
 
 
Old 07-23-2016, 10:56 AM   #4
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got to do so in autoloaders. Especially if you pick up or buy random GI brass. Fired in some of those old worn out belt-feds, the case web is stretched WAY beyond what a normal sizer die will correct.
 
Old 07-23-2016, 11:12 AM   #5
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I have found case stretching to be exceptionally bad on the .303. When full length resizing to reloading .303 brass 4-5 times, you better take a broken case extractor to the range when you shoot the gun. With .30-06 I have had 20 plus reloads out of the brass.
 
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