RCBS 3 die set
Well I just cranked thru 200 rounds of 45/70 brass from the first stage. Then I change the die and casually reach into a drawer to reread the seating instructions.
WHAAAAT, DID I JUST F#CK THIS ALL UP?
NO WAY, I ain' that friggin stupid!
Its not my fault that I've been using a RCBS JR2 for the last decade with 45/70 brass and that I just started using the "Rock Chucker!"
OK so the directions say decap first then change the die for flaring the cartridge, but that ain't the way I did it.
Well I'm pretty stringent with my loading data because I already have that other can of worms about my Marlin 1895xlt handling just as much C.U.P. as a Ruger #1 (which I might post)
So I open up another die box and look at these directions.
AHH HAH! My way!
So now I have 2 sets of directions telling me to load 2 different ways from the same manufacture.
Side by side the booklets paragraphs are different and the pictures show the opposite of the other with the 'sizer' die with and without a decapper and the 'expanding' with and without a decapper.
Well I 'expand' (or flare) then 'resize' (decap) and schwag the pocket. One die does the inside and one does the outside and that is rather confusing on a straight walled cartridge to begin with.
OK so I just dug up the most recent pamphlet on 3 die sets (the one without the staple)and this one says that I decap while sizing.
So with 2 outta 3 that I just did it wrong, Heres a question, Does it really friggin mater?