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Help select .223 dies for newby.

 
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Old 10-22-2006, 09:09 PM
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Help select .223 dies for newby.

I shoot a .223 bolt gun and I would like recomendations on what dies to get. I have a Lee Cast Press. I will be loading 68 and 69 grain bullets (what the gun likes). Do I full length size, neck size, both or what? I love testing loads and squeezing every bit of accuracy I can. What are your thoughts?
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Old 10-23-2006, 08:53 AM
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Re: Help select .223 dies for newby.

I have lots of .223s and lots of 223 dies.

I like the Forster sizer with the expander ball stem removed for sizing with Redding Imperial Die Wax in an RBCS Rockchuker press.

I like the Forster Ultra Seater for seating the bullets in an RCBS Partner press.

To hit the squirell at 140 yards, I like 15 gr Blue Dot powder and a 33 gr Vmax with moly, and a 32X scope.
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Old 10-23-2006, 11:48 AM
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Re: Help select .223 dies for newby.

Ditto on the Forster products... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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Old 10-24-2006, 07:55 AM
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Re: Help select .223 dies for newby.

Decided to go with Forster micro seater, lee collet neck die and redding body sizer.
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