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Redding type s die set questions

 
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Old 09-25-2013, 10:11 AM
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Re: Redding type s die set questions

Hopefully not high jacking the thread here.

I'm looking at the same thing 6.5X284 Norma.

Can you use the Redding full length bushing body die to only size the neck? I need to purchase dies for the 6.5 and am debating which set to purchase. If I purchase the bushing body die and use it for neck or full length sizing I only need 1 die. Then buy the seater die separately.
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Old 09-25-2013, 01:12 PM
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Re: Redding type s die set questions

No, a bushing type body die is going to size the body. Technically, you could omit the bushing and then it wouldn't touch the neck at all, sizing only the body, but not the other way around.

Seriously, step away for the neck sizing! It's a source of a good many problems that are easily cured (and never even needed to happen in the first place) by simply using correct F/L sizing. Neck sizing does not improve accuracy, it WILL cause you chambering difficulties, and properly done, will give every bit as good case life as N/S theoretically should. It's a trouble magnet, just looking for something to attach itself to.
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Old 09-25-2013, 01:26 PM
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Re: Redding type s die set questions

How much case life is reduced by doing nothing but fl sizing?
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Old 09-25-2013, 02:00 PM
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Re: Redding type s die set questions

Not much at all if you only bump back .001-.002, if you have a longer/looser head-spaced chamber and you keep sizing back to sammi specs it will reduce life.
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Old 09-25-2013, 03:56 PM
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Re: Redding type s die set questions

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No, a bushing type body die is going to size the body. Technically, you could omit the bushing and then it wouldn't touch the neck at all, sizing only the body, but not the other way around.

Seriously, step away for the neck sizing! It's a source of a good many problems that are easily cured (and never even needed to happen in the first place) by simply using correct F/L sizing. Neck sizing does not improve accuracy, it WILL cause you chambering difficulties, and properly done, will give every bit as good case life as N/S theoretically should. It's a trouble magnet, just looking for something to attach itself to.
I have always used a standard FL sizing die. I have read numerous posts about how great a bushing die is. How will a bushing die cause chambering issues if the correct bushing is used? What causes it to be a trouble magnet? What other issues are associated with bushing dies?
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Old 09-26-2013, 06:47 PM
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Bushing dies are not trouble magnets. They work the neck less than a standard die and allow you to adjust neck tension/diameter very easily. I have not found any bad issues associated with them except cost.
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