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Old 12-21-2008, 10:52 PM
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die kit?

hey guys i need some help choosing some reloading dies for a savage fclass i just got in 6.5x284.before reading around in this section i would have thought i knew most of the terminology that goes along with the whole reloading process, i was wrong.i understand the concepts behind reloading and all of the reasoning but i have some questions.i have been reloading for several years and have made several guns shoot well below moa groups but am now wondering how much my knowledge on reloading is holding me back.in the past i have used mostly rcbs dies with a couple of hornadys in there.im going to start my questions if you all dont mind!?

1. Can you please tell me the advantages of the higher priced sizers, seaters. etc besides the apparent ease of adjustment?

2.what would be a good "set" for my new rig?money isnt too much of an issue but i would like to get the most bang for the buck without holding myself back.

Thanks alot,
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Old 12-22-2008, 12:16 AM
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Re: die kit?

Bushing sizing dies allow adjusting the neck tension of the brass on the bullet. The tension can be maintained with varying thickness brass by using different bushings. The Redding micrometer-head and Forster seating dies have sliding alignment sleeves that hold the bullet during the seating process.
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Old 12-22-2008, 09:58 AM
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Re: die kit?

69 puts it in a nutshell.

A LARGE part of how well any die works depends on how well its tolerances match the tolerances of your chamber and that's a crap shoot, not who made the dies or how much you paid for them.
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Old 12-22-2008, 03:11 PM
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Re: die kit?

Originally Posted by dahunta View Post
2.What would be a good "set" for my new rig?
If you're loading to magazine length, the standard Forster seating die is the bargain. If you're loading off of the lands or using various bullets, a micrometer-head seating die is more useful.

Redding makes their S-type (their designation) bushing sizing dies. Some prefer FL sizing, others neck sizing. Redding has sets with their micrometer seating die. The neck-sizing set includes a body die for FL sizing as needed.

The economy approach would be a Redding FL bushing sizing die with the Forster standard seater.
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