close
Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Reloading

Reloading Berger Bullets

Reply

redding bushing die

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Unread 04-19-2010, 11:30 AM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: polson MT.
Posts: 741
redding bushing die

How do i know which bushing to get for full length sizer die type s bushing redding. for 7mm savage. I do not have the gun yet. would like to get the die before gun gets here ?
Reply With Quote
  •   #2  
    Unread 04-19-2010, 11:35 AM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: Feb 2007
    Location: Townsend, Montana.
    Posts: 8,475
    Re: redding bushing die

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by new shooter View Post
    How do i know which bushing to get for full length sizer die type s bushing redding. for 7mm savage. I do not have the gun yet. would like to get the die before gun gets here ?

    Measure the neck of a loaded round and then subtract .0015" or .002"

    Jeff
    __________________
    Reply With Quote

      #3  
    Unread 04-19-2010, 01:54 PM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: Oct 2007
    Location: Mountians of SW NC, near Asheville
    Posts: 1,595
    Re: redding bushing die

    OR get a Lee collet neck die instead and you won't need to measure anything.
    Reply With Quote
      #4  
    Unread 04-19-2010, 02:12 PM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: Feb 2007
    Location: Townsend, Montana.
    Posts: 8,475
    Re: redding bushing die

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by boomtube View Post
    OR get a Lee collet neck die instead and you won't need to measure anything.
    I have one set of these and they leave verticle pinch marks in the neck of the case. Is this normal? I sure didnt like it as I feel it would be a good place to start a crack.

    Jeff
    __________________
    Reply With Quote
      #5  
    Unread 04-19-2010, 08:13 PM
    Gold Member
     
    Join Date: Mar 2006
    Location: polson MT.
    Posts: 741
    Re: redding bushing die

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Broz View Post
    I have one set of these and they leave verticle pinch marks in the neck of the case. Is this normal? I sure didnt like it as I feel it would be a good place to start a crack.

    Jeff
    Call lee they will give you a new one free. They are great to deal with.
    Reply With Quote
      #6  
    Unread 04-20-2010, 08:57 AM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: Oct 2007
    Location: Mountians of SW NC, near Asheville
    Posts: 1,595
    Re: redding bushing die

    "...they leave verticle pinch marks in the neck of the case. Is this normal?"

    Yes, it's normal. It's really not a "pinch mark", what you're seeing is where the collet jaws didn't push and that leaves slightly raised pads, sort of a "non-pinch". It's meaningless but you can give the cases a tiny turn and size them again to push those raised pads down.


    "I sure didnt like it as I feel it would be a good place to start a crack."

    That's not been a problem for me and I've used those dies for maybe 12-14 years. In fact, part of why I like them so much is my cases last significantly longer without splitting than they do with any "normal" sizer design. And my sized necks are quite a bit straigher too; not perfect (that's unobtainable with most cases) but significantly better on average. So is accuracy.

    The Lee collet neck die sizes the necks against a straight, center mounted steel mandrel that's slightly under bullet diameter. All necks end up with the same insided diameter (often refered to as bullet "tension") no matter the actual thickness of the necks. Bushing dies can only make the outside of the sized necks the same and have to use an inside expander to make them consistant. That inside expander ball is THE thing that causes most neck non-alignment/bullet runout.
    Reply With Quote
      #7  
    Unread 04-20-2010, 09:10 AM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: Feb 2007
    Location: Townsend, Montana.
    Posts: 8,475
    Re: redding bushing die

    Thanks Boomtube for the info. I dont like the looks of the lines and when I rotated the case and sized again I still seen it I am going to stick with my redding bushing dies. You dont have to use the expander when the right bushing is used ( I don't) they supply decapping rod mandrel that is smaller for this. If you have the right bushing and do use the expander the amount of work it does is minimal. My total runout at the o-give averages 1/2 a thou. That is better than I was getting with the lee collets by a couple thou.

    Thanks!
    Jeff
    __________________
    Reply With Quote
    Reply

    Bookmarks

    Thread Tools
    Display Modes


    Similar Threads for: redding bushing die
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Redding S bushing Dies Frank7mm Reloading 2 03-14-2010 10:27 PM
    WTT/WTB Redding Bushing HillbillySniper Reloading Equipment and Components 0 01-28-2010 09:48 PM
    300 RUM Redding FL Bushing die--NEW! SPF jmden Reloading Equipment and Components 1 10-10-2009 03:14 PM
    redding bushing dc3483 Reloading 5 03-28-2009 05:55 PM
    Which Redding Bushing? Varmint Hunter Reloading 0 12-14-2008 04:38 PM


    All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:17 PM.


    Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
    All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC