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Hi all, just reloaded some 243 rounds and noticed that the heads slid into the cases very easy. ( i only neck sized the cases so i assume i need to adjust it a bit ) after i crimped the bullets i notice the heads still twist round in the case but will not slide in or out, i have not noticed this before so my question is, are these rounds safe to use ?

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Yes they are safe and it does happen, the only thing you have to be careful about is that the crimp is strong enough to prevent the bullet getting pushed back into the case.

Bullets, like everything, are made within tolerances. Some brands and some batches come out a bit smaller than others. Case neck thicknesses vary as well'

If you feel its excessive take them back of course

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The problem I could see with 'loose' bullets is that when loaded into a magazine the rounds in the magazine before firing could be subjected to recoil (especially if you seat long near the lands) and as a consequence they could end up shorter and adversely affect accuracy. My advice would be to sort it before attempting shooting things with a leg in each corner.

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Hi all, just reloaded some 243 rounds and noticed that the bullets slid into the cases very easy. ( i only neck sized the cases so i assume i need to adjust it a bit ) after i crimped the cases i notice the bullets still twist round in the case but will not slide in or out, i have not noticed this before so my question is, are these rounds safe to use ?

 

 

As Dave G predicted. Fixed that for ya. :welcomeani:

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