Originally Posted by pdg929
hey guys i have a question i have a rem 700 sps in 308. my uncle gave me some military surplus rounds for it. they would load fine but would not eject. so me and my uncle pulle all the bullets and he had once fired 308 brass there so we resized the brass and tranferred the powder and the bullets and now i went to load them in the gun and now the bolt will fully close but not lock. now my uncle has been loading for years and im jus starting and we cant figure out what the issue could be do you guys have any ideas...factory brass loads fine
I bet the sizing die is not installed correctly. I take it you are full length sizing? Well you have to be if that brass was not shot out of your rifle. Ok take your full length sizing die out and follow the instructions for installation to the TEE. Exactly as it says and try again. When this happens to me my sizing die lock has come out of adjustment and i must restart. Good idea to do so anyway. Your problem sounds all to common to me and I believe this is what you need to do. Your brass neck is not positioned just right. A case gage is also a great tool for this kind of stuff. Buy yourself one and check each and every case before you proceed to charging the case.
One more thing. YOu may have a short chamber in that rifle. Maybe just maybe but probably not. Anyway if you do you can order a special full length sizing die from lee to the short end of the tolerance. I have a rilfe like that and i special ordered one from lee. Was not expensive and only took about 2 weeks. Comtact Lee dierctly and speak to someone over there if all of the above does not help.