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Need to have a set of dies made....who or where??

 
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Old 12-19-2006, 05:10 AM
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Need to have a set of dies made....who or where??

Several years ago a developing barrel maker made up a .270x243WSSM kinda round with a funny looking semi-Weatherby style shoulder for the Savage Striker. I did some initial load development for the fella and the round did fine in terms of accuracy and velocity. The problem (and my semi-non-interest) was that he never made me the right set of dies...only a sizer. So I was trying to seat bullets in odd ways and never could reach the full potential of the round. Now that I have an extra Striker action laying around I feel to need to do some more work for this thing.

So where can I get a set of dies made? And what would it cost?? Could I get a .270WSM seater and have it cut?

Or is there a way I could use hand dies for maybe a .243WSSM and change the seater plug?
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Old 12-19-2006, 05:29 AM
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Re: Need to have a set of dies made....who or where??

Do you have any of the cases? The CH-4D die Co. will make you anything, if you have some cases for them to measure off of.
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Yes, I do have formed case. Actually put 100rds or so down the tube of this project. But the bbl maker kept stalling on the dies so I lost interest. Now my interest is rekindled enough that I'll pay for the dies myself.
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Re: Need to have a set of dies made....who or where??

All the following companies will make custom dies off a fireformed case.
I believe Hornady is the cheapest in the list.
LEE
http://www.leeprecision.com/html/catalog/custom.html
Redding
http://www.redding-reloading.com/pag...omadedies.html
RCBS
http://www.rcbs.com/default.asp?menu...s2=8&s3=74
Hornady
http://www.hornady.com/contact_us.php
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All the following companies will make custom dies off a fireformed case.
I believe Hornady is the cheapest in the list.
LEE
http://www.leeprecision.com/html/catalog/custom.html
Redding
http://www.redding-reloading.com/pag...omadedies.html
RCBS
http://www.rcbs.com/default.asp?menu...s2=8&s3=74
Hornady
http://www.hornady.com/contact_us.php

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Lee-cheepest but quality is low
Redding-most expensive & longest time to wait
RCBS-doesnt make custom dies anymore
Hornady-send 3 fired cases quick turn around high quality and good customer service I had a custom 3 die New Dimension set(FL, Bushing neck sizer,and seater 200.00)for a wildcat
Go with Hornady
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