Re: Am I the only one??
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I can honestly say I have NEVER, EVER had this problem with RCBS dies.
The reason is... I haven't bought a set of RCBS does in over 25 years.
And it is because RCBS is now a shadow of the company they were in years past. Now, most products are outsourced - presses are made in China, dies and other parts are made by job shops around the country... RCBS is a group of offices and a warehouse for shipping. The customer service folks are no longer shooters, and they answer your questions from a printed F.A.Q. sheet.
The RCBS of today is living on the Reputation of a company that died many years ago.
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I broke my own rule, and got bit in the ass for it!
I bought a Remington 700 CDL Limited, in 17 Fireball.
No one had loading dies at the time, and RCBS was the first out with them, and Redding was still 8 weeks away.
Making cases for the 17 Fireball from .223 requires a bunch of forming dies (which I have) but requires a 17 FireBall full length sizer as the last step.
So I gave in, and ordered the RCBS set of dies... I mean it's just an FL die, right?
... and the Godamned FL sizer has too much headspace, and the cases won't chamber, cuz they are now too long to the shoulder!
Plus the neck/shoulder junction is "rounded" like a Weatherby... WHAT???
They are on the way back to Midway, and new Redding dies are on the way.
I got the message this time - no more RCBS dies.
Here, kitty kitty kitty.
LRH member #23