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Reloading 44mag

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I am trying to use RCBS 44mag dies; but the resizing die is almost impossible to work. I lube my cases and have clean the die but it is so tight I can barely articulate the press. 44 mag cases are suppose to have an external diameter of .456; the die resizes down to .449 which is .007 smaller than the cases are supposed to be. Has anyone had this problem or heard of it before and if so what was done to correct the situation.
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Thanks to all who replied, I am going to go through the setup process again and change my lube. My dies are not carbide; if all else fails i will replace the die. After reading everything I think it might be the lube because of the scrapping sound the press makes when I articulate the handle. I tried the partial resize but I keep bending the primer remover pin. Any suggesting here. I did buy a d-capping die but that of course prolongs the process. The frustration comes from the fact that I reload 9mm, 380, 38, 357, and 30.06 and never have an issue. With that being said, thanks again and stay safe.
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