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Old 07-02-2022, 02:55 PM   #5
Ten Point
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If the scratch wasn't really deep, just polish it off with fine sandpaper and use it. I used to polish all the expander balls on new die sets with 600 paper and then compound so they would work easier. I have seen some that were so rough when they were new that they scraped lots of brass out of the necks, even when the necks were well lubed. The size isn't critical down to the last thousandth anyway, the neck conforms to the bullet as it is seated. The expander just helps insure that the neck is close on various thickness brass. If you use bushing type dies, or collet dies, you don't even need an expander.
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