Read post #3 in it's entirety. OK, I'll help.steve4102:
So you agree with the process I suggested???
Set up your sizing die for desired shoulder bump for rifle A, make sure the case chambers and extracts with ease.
Now take a piece of that sized brass and see if it chambers in rifle B. If it chambers, that is your desired bump for both. If it does not, then adjust the die until it does. This new setting will be the desired bump for both.
BTW, here are the instructions for the Dillon rifle dies.
1. Move the handle down to raise the platform.
2. Screw the sizing/depriming die into station
one of your reloader.
3. When the die contacts the shellplate,
back the die off 1/2 turn.
4. Use one lubed rifle case to test your sizing
Gentlemen, I really appreciate all the replies and hope there are more. I am a novice reloader (especially to bottleneck rounds) and all info is helpful. On another forum I read that some allow case stretch to the point that the cartridge actually headspaces on the shoulder rather than the belt. I guess there are as many ideas as there are reloaders. I seek and appreciate the wisdom of you that have loaded many rounds and have learned through experience.
I think I might FL resize with a slight shoulder bump and see how the brass reacts. That might teach me something. I'll be very aware of how the round chambers in my bolt gun.
Please continue to post and discuss. I enjoy and appreciate all of them.
and headspace. Readjust the die as
needed to achieve proper headspace.
Why is it that whenever a New reloader comes here for advice you treat them like they are ignorant and not capable of understanding simple concepts? You tell them because they don't have a million years of experience like you they should do things the generic way and not the correct way. Only after they have "Experience" like you, should they attempt to do things the correct or advanced way.
Scroll down to "Rifle Die Sets".steve4102:
By the way my RL550B instruction manuals do not say what yours does...funny that (??).