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Which 6 BR Dies?

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Old 11-13-2005, 08:43 PM
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Which 6 BR Dies?

After kicking around the old performance vs. bbl life, I decided to order an 8 twist 6mm bbl and have it cut for the BR. Next question is, which dies? I know most of you guys use the Redding Comp dies. I noticed that they don't make a FL comp bushing die. The three die set consists of a body die, comp seater and comp neck die. Is this what I need? It just seems to me that having to bump the shoulder w/on die and size the neck w/another is one more step than is needed. Is it better to do it this way?
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Old 11-13-2005, 10:05 PM
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Re: Which 6 BR Dies?

Firstly, I would not go with the full Competion set. It is a waist of money to have the neck die with the Mic adjustment on it. I set mine and never had to adjust it again. I size the entire length of the neck to the shoulder junction. Go with the Redding Type S Match die set. Redding part#38317. The only difference is the lack of Mic adjustment for the neck sizer. You adjust it with the stem until the stem bottoms out on the bushing against the die and back out about 1/32 turn and lock in place. Just enough so that when the die is shook you hear the bushing move. Never need to adjust again. In regards to the bump die being a 2 step process by neck sizing then bumping the shoulder back. I am on my fourth loading and yet have had to bump the shoulder back. I have yet to trim my cases. I have no growth whatsoever. My chamber is cut as a Norma with a .272nk. Cannot remember what the leade length is.

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Old 11-13-2005, 11:47 PM
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I agree. The comp neck sizer has a mic on it that is very rarely used, and if the amount or length of sizing needs to be altered, the old way of loosening a nut and backing it off a tad is not hard to do.

The comp neck sizer does have a floating sleeve for support of the rest of the case during sizing, but I think this feature is more important on the seater.

I have got a comp set for both my BR's, but I think now that the above mentioned part # would be my choice if I were buying again tomorrow.

I just neck size both my Br's until they get tight, then I use the body die which I like a lot. Yes, it is a two step process to not have a true FL sizer, but only one time every 8 or 9 loadings.

I would like to see a FL comp sizer with bushings but they currently do not make one.

Neil Jones does though, but you still have to pay for a micrometer which you may not want. And he is spendy.
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Old 11-14-2005, 08:51 AM
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Re: Which 6 BR Dies?

In a word... Harrell

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Old 11-14-2005, 11:22 AM
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Jim Carstenson of JLC precision will convert any FL die to bushings for $40. Go to www.6mmbr.com and look him up.

Buy the Forester bonanza BR FL die, convert it to bushings and then buy either the Harrels seater of Forester micro seater.

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Old 11-14-2005, 12:35 PM
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Hay wild bill why are shooting a puss cal!!!!!!! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]
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Old 11-14-2005, 01:12 PM
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Hay wild bill why are shooting a puss cal!!!!!!!

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