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Unread 09-27-2006, 08:01 AM
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Re: Better Quality Dies?

If you don't turn necks and want to neck size only than the Lee collet dies are the way to go.
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Unread 09-27-2006, 08:18 AM
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Re: Better Quality Dies?

Hi here is the trick measure a loaded round then get the neck of the die precision reamed to 4 thou under that measurment and turn the expander down or fit a smaler one so it does not touch the inside of the case and the RCBS die will work flawlsely for seating dies Wilson Hand dies are awsome or Redding Competition but for price and reliability the Forster Benchrest dies are verry good and if you use multiple projectiles get one with a micrometer seating depth spindle on it. The RCBS Rock Chucker presses are up there with the best available so dont wory if you have one of those.

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Unread 09-27-2006, 03:43 PM
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WOW, you guys are great, This site is great [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] I'm waitin to here from JDJONES on some dies. Yep, I'm gonna continue to use an old Rockchucker. It's turned out alot of loads for me in the past. Just hafta learn some of the newer techniques and take my time. Can't thank you all enough.

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Unread 09-29-2006, 04:37 PM
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Re: Better Quality Dies?

The best dies available are the ones that custom die makers build. What I have done in the past is have the gunsmith make a seating die with the reamer he has cut the chamber with. Then after test firing the rifle a few times, send that reamer a blueprint and a few fired cases to the diemaker. He will return a perfect sizing die that will do wonders for your case. Only way to go. The difference between the best factory produced die and the custom die is like the difference between a production rifle and a custom shooter like Chris Matthews builds.
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Unread 09-29-2006, 07:26 PM
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Re: Better Quality Dies?

Son, bootstrapping on the advice already given you, I am a hanloader of 50+ years for may disciplines. Yes the Forester and Reading bushing dies are "off the shelf" state of the art; however, if you are going the custom die route, I use Newlon Precision bushing dies,SS or Carbon, at $49.00 that are ready to ream. 17-338cal. (209)-968-8141 [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img] Overbore
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