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    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph Plakis Jr, 00302V View Post
    After looking at the photo my first question is did you purchase a used mold. The base plug is too long. The base plug in both of my RCBS molds when you put the base plug in one side of the mold stops at the end of the bullet cavity. I would think using the base plug that you have you stand a good chance of pulling the bottom skirt on the bullet off.
    If you have a new mold I would call RCBS to get it replaced or fixed!!
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    It sure looks like a base plug issue. Will you be at Statesville next weekend? If so, bring that mold and I'll bring mine for comparison.

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    I agree your base plug is too long. You should not have a step inside the cavity.

    Here is what mine looks like:




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    It's obvious that the base plug is too long.

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    Looks like a couple small washers under the plate might solve the problem w/o machining
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lou Lou Lou View Post
    Looks like a couple small washers under the plate might solve the problem w/o machining
    I think that would make matters worse. Depending on how long it would take to get a replacement, the base of the base plug could be filed down by the OP.
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    I would contact RCBS they may just send you a base plug.
    It tell you the specific numbers for yours.
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    I think that would make matters worse. Depending on how long it would take to get a replacement, the base of the base plug could be filed down by the OP.
    I think he means to put the washers under the sliding capture bar.

    I agree contact RCBS for a new pin. Or, take the mold to a machinist and tell them to mill enough off the bottom of the plug to make it fit. Hopefully the threaded hole is still deep enough at that point for the captive screw to still bottom out.

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    RCBS is easy to work with. Give them a call. They will make things right.

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