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Old 01-26-2002, 02:50 PM
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Re: Redding Competition dies

I neck only on most of my stuff.

I use Wilson dies for the 300 Win mag and 308 Win.
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Old 01-26-2002, 07:04 PM
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Re: Redding Competition dies

Will Redding neck only sizers dies bump the shoulders back?
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Old 01-27-2002, 12:57 AM
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Redding Competition dies

I am ordering some redding dies and am trying to decide between a full length resizing die, or a neck only resizing die and a separate body sizer?

What do you guys use, full length or neck only dies? I have read good things about both, What do you guys think?
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Old 01-30-2002, 05:25 PM
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Re: Redding Competition dies

Hi Again!
If you can swing the expense, get the Competition set with the neck die. The body die will bump your shoulders quite nicely and only when they need it. The rest of the time, you're neck sizing only, and with great precision, I might add. Find someone to load a dummy round with your neck turned brass and order a neck bushing .002" smaller and you should be in business. Another option would be (if you're not planning on neck turning) to take whichever factory round shoots the best or, whatever brand of brass you'll be using, and measure the neck of a loaded round and subtract the .002" from that.
The best price I've found is http://www.brunoshooters.com/ for the Redding Dies. In my approximate 6 dealings with them, they've been completely reliable and have an awsome supply of quality shooting accessories.
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Old 02-01-2002, 12:22 AM
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Re: Redding Competition dies

thanks for the link, great prices!
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Old 02-01-2002, 02:09 PM
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Re: Redding Competition dies

One of my shooting buddies is at the top of the Benchrest game in the local area and he has won regional matches as well.

I asked him about the neck vs full-length issue and he told me that a lot of the BR shooters are going back to FL sizing because it is a lot less hassle and every case is sized the same every time.

Apparently with neck only you never have a handle on the exact size and expansion of the cases and can get all sorts of variation.

If you are sizing cases anyways, how is it more work to full-length?

I buy all my Redding dies as full-length. It saves money not having to buy body dies.

Peter Cronhelm
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Old 02-01-2002, 02:33 PM
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Re: Redding Competition dies

I have heard that same thing. The main reason I heard for people neckonly sizing is to increase brass life, I don't know if it really think it would make that much of a differece though.

So is your buddy full length sizing?
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