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Old 09-16-2013, 10:39 PM
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Redding type s die set questions

Ok so I know that if you only neck suize eventualy you will have to bump the headspace back. My question is how do you do so with a die set like this?
Redding Type S Match Bushing 3-Die Neck Sizer Set 308 Winchester
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Old 09-16-2013, 10:46 PM
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Re: Redding type s die set questions

I know one way is to buy reddings shell holder sets that have "set" and measured various lengths so that you can bump shoulders easily.

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Old 09-17-2013, 06:24 AM
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Re: Redding type s die set questions

The short die in that three die set is called a body die. It will reduce body taper and set back the shoulder. Begin with the die screwed into the press with a gap between the shell holder and the die. Lube the body of a case and run it into die. Wipe off case and try the fit in the chamber. If still too snug, lower the body die part of a turn and repeat. At some point you will get the fit you desire. You could buy a bump gauge insert for the comparator to measure the distance from case head to shoulder for a reference or just do it by feel. Some shooters like a bit of bolt closure resistance others like no resistance.

Once you get the die adjusted use a feeler gauge to measure the gap between shell holder and bottom of die so you can repeat the adjustment at a later date. I store the correct feeler gauge(s) in the die box. Use same shell holder each time. It may still require a slight tweak of the body die after using feeler gauges but you will be very close.
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Old 09-24-2013, 07:37 PM
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Re: Redding type s die set questions

Thanks! also, what are the advantages of a type s die set vs a type d? is it a case life difference or a neck tension thing?
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Old 09-25-2013, 06:17 AM
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Re: Redding type s die set questions

Stanm70,

Never heard of a type D. Please show link to type D product so one of us can comment.
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Old 09-25-2013, 08:08 AM
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Re: Redding type s die set questions

Maybe series D would have been a more accurate statement.
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Old 09-25-2013, 08:57 AM
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Re: Redding type s die set questions

Type S are the bushing dies, while the ones shown in the photo (Type D) are normal sizing and seating dies; no bushing. No comparison here, go with the bushing dies. Better case life, better accuracy, more flexibility to control what you're loading . . . just a better option all the way around.
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