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Unread 02-22-2013, 06:30 PM
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.223 Rifle Die Question

I have been looking for a .223 Die set . I had one on order that never made it . Anyways turns out my father has a .223 die set that he used to reload a bolt gun . My question is can I use these same dies to reload for a AR .223 SEMI-AUTO ?

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    Unread 02-23-2013, 05:33 AM
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    Re: .223 Rifle Die Question

    The die may work but you may want to get a small base die especially if loading for an auto rifle especially important if using brass shot in another rifle a full lenght die may not take it back enough to feed in an auto rifle where a small base die will hope this helps Lou
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    Re: .223 Rifle Die Question

    It may depend on the specific rifle but four I own, Colt HBar, R-15, DPMS,and bushmaster all work perfectly with standard RCBS and Redding dyes. You must full length size and make sure your brass is properly trimmed.
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    Re: .223 Rifle Die Question

    I too will start reloading for my wife's RRA. Heard it both ways -- some swear that a SB is a must and others have had their regular dies worked for them as previous posters already noted.

    Played it safe and got a SB nonetheless ...




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    Re: .223 Rifle Die Question

    I use the exact same dies as Feenix....Mine work great, also.

    You can't go wrong with the RCBS AR-Series Small-Base dies.
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    Re: .223 Rifle Die Question

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    I too will start reloading for my wife's RRA. Heard it both ways -- some swear that a SB is a must and others have had their regular dies worked for them as previous posters already noted.

    Played it safe and got a SB nonetheless ...




    Good luck!
    Thanks for posting the pic . That really helps me I can look for the SB on dads dies to see if they are already. Thanks to all for replying a may try the ones I have and pick some of the small base dies up in 2020
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    Re: .223 Rifle Die Question

    I use a Redding 223 Competition seater die

    Sweet stuff...
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