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Old 10-13-2011, 11:21 AM
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Carbide Expander Buttons

Some company, maybe Bonanza, used to make carbide expander buttons for resizing dies. I'd like to have one for a RCBS 7mm die. Does anyone make anything like that any more? I'd even buy the dies to get the carbide expander.
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Re: Carbide Expander Buttons

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Some company, maybe Bonanza, used to make carbide expander buttons for resizing dies. I'd like to have one for a RCBS 7mm die. Does anyone make anything like that any more? I'd even buy the dies to get the carbide expander.
I think it was Hornaday or Redding. I wish they'd make them for Forster dies.
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Re: Carbide Expander Buttons

Redding does for sure. They are pricey, but work very well for me.
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Old 10-14-2011, 09:03 AM
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Re: Carbide Expander Buttons

I suppose everyone should try them, they do make withdrawing the expander easier.

I bought a couple when Hornady made them for RCBS dies (But not for their own. ??) maybe 25 - 30 years ago. Never got any more tho and rarely use the two I got. Seems the contact surface is so short and loosely held the necks give way to the thin side easily. That leaves necks bent much more than Lee's long expanders do - I can't load straight ammo in a bent neck!
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Old 10-14-2011, 12:24 PM
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Re: Carbide Expander Buttons

I found them on Lymans site. They work eith RCBS dies. The button floats on the stem so that it self centers in thr neck. I ordered a 7mm and a 30 cal.
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Redding does for sure. They are pricey, but work very well for me.
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Old 12-23-2011, 07:51 PM
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Re: Carbide Expander Buttons

I just found them at Sinclairs in 7mm and they have an adapter for RCBS dies. They are $26 for the entire assembly. It looks like that should work.
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