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Old 09-07-2021, 12:49 PM
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Originally Posted by BLUEDOT37 View Post


That estimate of your carbide insert's depth (.430"-.500") is essentially what I got & mine is clearly tapered.

You may not have a pin gage set to check yours but as a reloader I'm sure you have a digital caliper.

Why don't you use it to verify exactly what your carbide sized 9x19 cases measures at their mouth & at the web.

I doubt they're straight with no taper.


PS: I'm sure manufacturers long ago overcame the early problems they had machining tungsten carbide.
Heck, they've made jewelry out of it for decades.

Thanks, but I have no need, no curiosity about my sizing dies. I don't think any of my dies have processed less than 5,000 cases and all work just fine. As a retired lifelong machinist mechanic I am familiar with carbide cutting tools, sharpening and shaping (and carbide is still as hard to machine as it was 30 years ago.) and measuring equipment (I tossed 3 digital calipers and kept my 2 dial calipers which are just as accurate and waaaaay less trouble).
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