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Unread 07-09-2011, 05:35 PM
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Lee collet neck die

Hey all, I purchased a lee collet neck die for my 300 win mag. I have a question about it. I notice the middle of the die seems to be free floating. I think its called the mandrel? But anyways I wasnt sure if that was supposed to be floating like that. it can not move too much to one side but it definitely is floating and I wanted to make sure that was ok?
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    Unread 07-09-2011, 08:53 PM
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    Re: Lee collet neck die

    The middle part you speak of is in fact the actual collet. It needs to move.

    The Lee Collet Dies are simply amazing in how well they work.
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    Re: Lee collet neck die

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    The middle part you speak of is in fact the actual collet. It needs to move.

    The Lee Collet Dies are simply amazing in how well they work.
    +1.

    I like to run a case through the die, turn 1/4 and run it again. Not necessary, but ensures the neck tension I like.

    You'll be amazed at how much longer cases last when you're running this die vs. FLS'n or even neck sizing with an expander button.

    Good luck w/ the new neck sizer,

    efw
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    Re: Lee collet neck die

    Make sure to read the instructions, if you are getting Clamp Marks on your brass, you need to back it off a bit. Yeah, It says in the instructions to hit the brass once, then turn it about 1/4 or so and do again for best results. Sounds like a pain, but in actuality it goes fast. I use that, or a Redding Type S, depending on what I am doing

    Gary
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    Re: Lee collet neck die

    great die if I may say.but just like the other guys said read the info and have at it.but if you need to PM me do so.the lee collet die set is all I use and have used them to make some great loads for my rifels.
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    Unread 07-10-2011, 08:12 PM
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    Re: Lee collet neck die

    I remember, bought them before, but no more for me they had tendency to do this:



    Lee collet die
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    Unread 07-10-2011, 09:55 PM
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    Re: Lee collet neck die

    You need to be smarter than the die, If you crush cases, your collet is stuck in the closed position, you need to take the die apart and loosen the collet and lube the upper portion. This is caused by raising the ram against the die without a shell in the holder, the collet clamps down and there is nothing there to make it release.
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