I just got a new Columbia River Arms barrel and I have the rifle all put together and I'm anxious to get some loads worked up and get out to the bench.
I have been reloading for over 40 years, but this is my first experience necking down brass. I have all of the recommended equipment, Redding S dies, .285 bushing, .267 bushing, Imperial Sizing Wax. I bought 100 pcs. of Starline 6.8 brass.
The first step down with the .285 bushing was no problem. I felt just a little resistance and it resized down to the neck/shoulder junction. Step two with the .267 bushing is were the trouble started. It's crushing the shoulder of the case. What am I doing wrong?
I guess I could get another bushing in the .275 range, but others don't seem to be having a problem with doing it in 2 steps.
I would appreciate any advice that you all might have.