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25 Gibbs dies

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Unread 12-16-2013, 01:24 PM
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25 Gibbs dies

Where can I find reloading dies for a 25 Gibbs? Is there really any difference in the 25-06 Ackley Imp. and the 25 Gibbs?
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Unread 12-16-2013, 01:54 PM
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Re: 25 Gibbs dies

If you are having trouble getting dies Lee used to make custom die sets for a $50.00 tool charge plus the dies. If they still offer the service your cost for a custom die set would be under $100.00 postage and tax incl.
What they wanted from you was 5 fired cases (from your rifle) and from them they would make the dies
I hope this helps you
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Unread 12-16-2013, 05:11 PM
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Re: 25 Gibbs dies

There is a big enough difference between the two that firing an AI case in a Gibbs chamber is likely to cause the case to rupture or split.

To safely fireform cases for the Gibbs, you need to size the neck with a larger caliber die to create a "false shoulder" for the case to headspace against during the fireforming process. I have also heard of people seating the bullets long enough to jam in the rifling to accomplish the same thing.
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