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Dies for 6.5 x 284 Lapua vs. Norma

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Old 05-08-2012, 10:23 PM
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Dies for 6.5 x 284 Lapua vs. Norma

I have ordered a 6.5 x 284 Lapua match, select barrel from Shilen. However, I have not been able to find dies for the Lapua, only for the Norma. I checked RCBS, Redding and Hornady websites. Shilen advised me that the neck for the Lapua is .299, whereas the neck for the Norma is .298. RCBS says their Norma dies will do the job, but I am concerned that the neck spacing within the chamber may be too much.

Is the difference enough to be concerned about? If so, where can I get dies for the 6.5 x 284 Lapua?

Jim Hood
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Old 05-08-2012, 11:26 PM
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Re: Dies for 6.5 x 284 Lapua vs. Norma

I'd try here CH4D
Or neck bushings if you just can't get what you need from a factory production sizing die alone. YMMV
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Old 05-09-2012, 05:26 AM
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Re: Dies for 6.5 x 284 Lapua vs. Norma

+1 for a bushing dye. The Redding competition "S" dyes are excellent. With a few bushings, you will be able to control your neck tension as desired.

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Old 05-09-2012, 07:25 AM
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Re: Dies for 6.5 x 284 Lapua vs. Norma

I have a redding 3 die set for 6.5-284 norma that has never been used if your interested in it P.M. me. As stated above with the proper neck bushing you should be able to control your neck tension.

This is the one i have sitting around.
Remington 700 7mm SAUM Magnum Research Barrel
Remington 700 7mm Rem Mag Ultralight
Remington 700 22-243 Supressed
Savage Target Action 6mm-284
Savage Target Action 6.5x47 Lapua
Savage Predator Hunter Max1 6.5-284 Norma
Savage Predator Hunter Max 1 22-284 Norma
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