Hey guys question for you:
I am about to get my first totally custom rifle delivered and am looking at various reloading dies. My gunsmith recommends the Redding type S dies, which from what I have read are a great set of dies, but I am a little hung up on what to buy.
I have always used RCBS dies, and bought both a full length set and then a neck die. I would always full length new brass, trim it, and then neck size from then on. Well, it looks like the Redding 3 die set has a full length die it is that you can use if the brass is getting tight from firing too many times with just neck sizing.
REDDING : Redding Type S Match Neck Die Set, 300 Rem Ultra Mag -
This die set includes a Type S Bushing Neck Die, a Body die, and a Competition Bullet Seater. Packaged in a Redding Die Box with a wrench and an extra decapping pin.
Is that right? Would a combination of sizing with the body die and then sizing with the neck die give a full length resizing?
Also I just have the cheap dial caliper and am thinking about picking up a ball mic or a case neck gauge. What are your thoughts on one versus the other? Seems like the ball mic could be used for more things, but is slower to measure case wall thickness, right?