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Necking up the lapua 6.5x.284 brass to straight .284

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Unread 08-08-2010, 08:09 PM
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Necking up the lapua 6.5x.284 brass to straight .284

I'd like to neck up some Lapua 6.5x.284 brass to straight .284 since they don't make a straight .284 case. I'm using Winchester right now but I thought I'd like to try some Lapua. I've never done this procedure before so I thought I'd check to make sure I don't miss anything. I've got an expander die with the .28 mandrel. Is it a simple as just running the brass through my expander die and that's it? Thanks.


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Unread 08-08-2010, 08:43 PM
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Re: Necking up the lapua 6.5x.284 brass to straight .284

I use Sinclair expander. Its is oversize so then I run it back thru my Redding bushing die with the expander mandrel out. That gives me the neck tension I want. Dan
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