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    Had the same problem with my 7wsm and backing it off resolved the issue. Not wanting to change the subject but what bullet are you starting with and why? I just got a 300wsm as a gift and trying to decide if I want it to be a longe range rifle or an elk dumping thunderstick
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buck8541 View Post
    I think I figured it out, it came to me while I was on my morning run. The bullet seating die is too long creating a small gap between the case and the shoulder area of die. When the bullet is seated the pressure form the seating process is bulging the base of the shoulder (see picture). I am going to take .005" off of the bottom of the seating die to see if that reduces the bulge. If it works I will post my findings as I go.
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    I myself would not change the length of the die....good luck

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    Bigshot, I read of people removing material from the shell holder instead of the die. So I measured all of shell holders, the Lee's were taller than the RCBS, I switched to RCBS and that seems to have solved the problem.

    Montana, so far the 180 gr Accubonds, over 70.0 gr H4831, or 65.0 gr IMR 4350 have given me wonderful accuracy and velocity. These loads are at the maximum though and I am working them back down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buck8541 View Post
    Bigshot, I read of people removing material from the shell holder instead of the die. So I measured all of shell holders, the Lee's were taller than the RCBS, I switched to RCBS and that seems to have solved the problem.
    One thing thats been a rule for me is using the same mfgrs components while I load. RCBS dies & shellholder, Hornady dies & shellholder, etc. Each manufacturer engineers their own products to work with each other.....maybe not so when they are mixed with other mfgrs stuff. This is a good practice and Buck9541 is right on. I will not modify any of these components in any way.
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    I had someone load up some 270 wsm for me. I got the same problem, tough closing of the bolt. It must be common for the wsm.
    the brass I had the guy reload was all factory ammo shot once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tim View Post
    I had someone load up some 270 wsm for me.
    the brass I had the guy reload was all factory ammo shot once.
    Was it full length sized assuming it wasn't fired in your gun the first time? As I said in an earlier post, not all chambers are exactly the same dimensionally as there are =/- tolerances to the nominal engineering dimension. When you shoot the round in your gun the expended brass is fire formed to your exact chamber dimensions. That is why I only neck size my OWN brass thats been shot in my rifle. There are so many variables involved....all rifles chambered for that round are not the same, there are differences in reloading dies and how they are adjusted, There are dimensional differences in the brass we buy and use, etc, etc.
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    all the brass came from me and was once fired factory brass in my rifle.

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    Sound like you are doing everything right. I went back and reread all the posts and the only thing I would do is call RCBS and talk to their tech people. They are very helpful and might have some suggestions on die adjustment. If you have any factory loads left you might use one of them as a "master" and reset you sizing die and then see what happens when you load one.

    Other than that .....I stumped.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buck8541 View Post
    Montana, so far the 180 gr Accubonds, over 70.0 gr H4831, or 65.0 gr IMR 4350 have given me wonderful accuracy and velocity. These loads are at the maximum though and I am working them back down.
    Thanks for the info... any idea how fast they are shooting?

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    Montana,

    Both loads chronograph at 3100 FPS +/- 10 FPS. Keep in mind I have a 27" barrel. As I said earlier I am going to reduce these loads, they are pretty hot.

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