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Oppinions on Redding type S dies

 
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Old 05-10-2006, 12:00 PM
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Oppinions on Redding type S dies

Just wanting some imput for anybody using the redding type S bushing dies. Are they worth the investment , are the reliable to load strait ammo. Any other recomendations.
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Old 05-10-2006, 12:36 PM
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Re: Oppinions on Redding type S dies

I have the type S bushing die for my 6-250 and am not impressed. Runout on loaded rounds is between 1 and 3 thousandths w/about 1/2 being under .002". I'm going to get the competition neck bushing die in an attempt to get the runouts down.
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Old 05-10-2006, 02:27 PM
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Re: Oppinions on Redding type S dies

Any die that ends up making the case neck straight with the body is good. Once the neck's straight and the mouth's not more than about .001-inch smaller in diameter than the bullet, most any seating die will put bullets in so they're very straight.

My own investigations show that bullets align themselves with the case neck when seated. Doesn't matter what type seating die's used; if the neck's crooked before seating, it's gonna be crooked after seating. I've used chamber type seating dies from Wilson, Bonanza, Vickerman, RCBS, and a few others whose name now escapes me. They all will help a bullet seated in a crooked neck be a little bit straighter. But when the neck's straight to begin with, standard seating dies will produce ammo with bullets as straight as all those chamber type seating dies do.

My bottom line: if loaded ammo's got crooked bullets, get a better sizing die.
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Re: Oppinions on Redding type S dies

I use Forster micrometer seaters and redding neck sizers. The regular no-bushing kind. I use forster fl when I need to fl resize. I've had no problems with runout.

I think those bushing types would just be a headache for me since it aint broke and I aint fixin it!

Not knocking them, just saying I have no need.
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Re: Oppinions on Redding type S dies

Well , I'm hooked on the Bonanza ulta seater dies I 'm basicaly looking for a good neck and FL die for the 280Ackley. the only reason I thought of the bushing dies was for neck turned cases so I could adjust neck tension.
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Re: Oppinions on Redding type S dies

Well I use the type s neck sizing die for my 7mm08 and am very pleased with the end results.I removed the expander ball. My dial gauge moves between .0005 and .001 after seating them with a Redding seating die (with micrometer adjusting). However this wasn't the case in the beginning, when runout varied .0015 to .0035. Asked a benchrester about this and his comment was that this was normal, the cases needed the "stupid " shot out of them first, before they become consistant.
If your case neck thickness is not uniform (say to within .001") you will be better off with an expander ball system or collet die.
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Old 05-11-2006, 12:05 PM
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Re: Oppinions on Redding type S dies

Yes, those forster/bonanza ultra seaters are fantastic.
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