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Reloading Dies - Which ones?

 
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Old 03-16-2010, 07:51 PM
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Reloading Dies - Which ones?

Hello,

With the help of Tackdriver10 I've determined that my Lee dies are not sizing my brass correctly which is why I can't bump my shoulder back with the FL sizer.

I'd like to invest in a set of quality .30-06 dies. I'd like a FL sizer, Neck sizer, seater and possibly a body die. Does such a set exist?

What brand of dies are the best for the money? On a budget.

Thanks

Tom
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Old 03-16-2010, 08:44 PM
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Re: Reloading Dies - Which ones?

Redding(my favorite) but RCBS work well for me as well...RCBS will cost less
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Old 03-16-2010, 09:21 PM
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Re: Reloading Dies - Which ones?

Forster or Hornady for the more budget minded. You might need to go to Redding for their body die, but the body dies aren't too expensive.
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Re: Reloading Dies - Which ones?

forester than reddings
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Re: Reloading Dies - Which ones?

For a hunting rifle there's nothing wrong with the RCBS two die set that consists of a FL sizer and a seating die - that's what I use for my .30-06's. Usually around 30 bux. Add a Redding body die if you feel the need for it. I think for a factory chambered rifle, this is the best option.

If you want to go deluxe, the Redding Type S bushing neck die, seater, plus body die is probably the first step up from the RCBS. The bushing neck die being the feature in that package, but it's more money, of more use with a tight necked custom chamber, and requires also purchasing a bushing or two.

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Re: Reloading Dies - Which ones?

Take a hard look at the RCBS X Die. This die should due what you want and give you far better case life.
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Old 03-17-2010, 07:46 AM
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Re: Reloading Dies - Which ones?

Could use a little more help here. I've settled on Redding dies.

Is there anything that a body die can do that a FL sizing die can't?


If it were up to you would you buy the

1) Redding 3 die set for $62:

Redding 3-Die Set 30-06 Springfield - MidwayUSA

or

2) Redding 2 die set for $36:

Redding 2-Die Set 30-06 Springfield - MidwayUSA

with a Type S bushing Neck die for $50

Redding Type S Bushing Neck Sizer Die 30-06 Springfield - MidwayUSA


So would it be better to spend the extra $25 and get the bushing neck sizer or save the money and get the neck sizer that comes in the three pack?

Well there is one more

3) Another 3 pack with a Bushing neck die, body die and seater for $91

http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct...tNumber=188261

Which would you choose and why?

Thanks

Tom
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