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7mm Rem Mag Dies, which Ones???

 
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Old 07-27-2013, 05:47 PM
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Re: 7mm Rem Mag Dies, which Ones???

I necksize for all my bolt-action rifles and I have no issues.
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Old 07-27-2013, 05:57 PM
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Re: 7mm Rem Mag Dies, which Ones???

Thanks for all the input. Ordered the Forster comp die set
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Old 07-28-2013, 10:12 AM
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Re: 7mm Rem Mag Dies, which Ones???

That Forster FL die will arrive with ~ 0.302" neck.

I would send that die body back to Forster and have them hone it out on one of their Hardinge collet lathes to 0.307".

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I have sent (8) FL die bodies back to them.
I did not send my Forster 7mmRM FL die, becuase I have a Bonanaza FL die that someone, it seems, already sent it back to get honed out to .307".

I am measuring the pin gauge that is a GO.
Forster measures what is a GO.
Neck bushing are measured with the highest NO GO.
Since I complained about that, Forster has gone to the half thousands system.
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Old 07-29-2013, 09:59 AM
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Re: 7mm Rem Mag Dies, which Ones???

Thanks for the info. I will measure the outside neck of a fired case and see where it lands.
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Old 07-29-2013, 11:31 AM
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Re: 7mm Rem Mag Dies, which Ones???

You want the inside diameter of the neck of the FL die to be hone to .002" smaller than the smallest outside diameter of your loaded ammo.

The fired brass from your chamber is something else.
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Old 01-23-2014, 01:10 PM
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Re: 7mm Rem Mag Dies, which Ones???

I have a Forster Ultra Micrometer Seater Die in my setup I am putting together for soonish reloading of 168 Bergers. Is this something that I should be concerned about? Or is it just the comp dies?

(sorry for the somewhat thread necromancy)
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Old 01-23-2014, 11:25 PM
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Re: 7mm Rem Mag Dies, which Ones???

The honing process they're referring to is for the forster bench rest full length sizing die. You can have Forster hone the neck diameter of the full length die to .002-.003" under your loaded ammo neck diameter and then remove the expander ball from the decapping stem. Basically you turn the die into a non-removable bushing die.

Forster makes two different seater dies, the benchrest seater and the ultra micrometer seater die. They're the same thing except the ultra has a micrometer head on it so you can see how much your seating depth changes on the micrometer top. However, the honing process described above is for the FL die, nothing to do with the seater.
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