Hello gdmoody and myfriendis410,
I did measure my bullet diameter of about 10 bullets and they are right on .224 OR actually smaller .2235. So.... the neck ID is varying somewhat. I also measured the ID of the case neck right at the end and it also reflects a smaller measurement on the tight or no-go cases, compared to the batch of cases that will allow the bullet to start in the neck opening.
Now ..... to the "no expander" on my die. These are a 2 die set, Lee Collet Dies #614-316, .. neck sizing and dead length bullet seater die. I have disassembled the die and there is no expander ball on the decapper rod. That rod is the same diameter all the way up @ .2225
I don't know where to go from here. Lee does make a "power thru expander" die. but I don't think I can buy it separately AND I do think it is only for pistols.
What do you think? Do I have to "Bite the Bullet" (pun intended), and buy a new die set to get that one die? OR any other ideas?