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Old 03-14-2010, 04:34 PM
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Reloading dies

OK, I am hoping that there is a member here the makes, or knows of someone who does, custom reloading dies. Am looking for .338 Lap Imp and 6.5x47 Lap Imp. So far what I have found is about 6 months out. I have found a couple sources that are 3-4 months, but are $500 plus. I guess like much of the custom gun stuff, it seems outrageous. CH dies is the most reasonable price, but 6 months. Redding is 16 weeks.

Hoping one of you know something that I can't find.

Frustrated,

Steve
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Old 03-14-2010, 10:07 PM
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Re: Reloading dies

Have you checked with Forster? They may need the chamber reamer to build a custom set of dies though.
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Old 03-14-2010, 11:18 PM
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Re: Reloading dies

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Have you checked with Forster? They may need the chamber reamer to build a custom set of dies though.
We have the reamers, so that is not a problem. Have you used the Forster dies?

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Old 03-15-2010, 12:14 AM
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Re: Reloading dies

Yes, I own and use some Forster dies. They're considered to be a pretty high quality die (tolerance wise) at a moderate price range. A working man's Redding Die. They may not be finished quite as nicely on the exterior as the Redding dies, but their tolerances are equally good to go IMO.

If you've got the reamers I think you're in business. Give'm a call tomorrow when they open and see what they can do for you. I'm pretty certain I read in their literature that they will manufacture a custom die if provided with a chamber reamer. The time frame wasn't too outrageous, and their cost for custom dies was also quite reasonable.

I've attended a couple of SHOT SHOWs and Forster always has a display booth. I've picked up their literature and that's where I read about their custom die service. I'm pretty sure I'm providing good intel, but please correct me if you find out my infornation is bogus. I'd like to know.
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Old 03-15-2010, 12:00 PM
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Re: Reloading dies

why not buy a blank and have your gunsmith who did your chamber do your custom die? just a thought.
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Old 03-17-2010, 04:47 PM
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Re: Reloading dies

Spoke with Forster yesterday. They are $25 +thecost of the die and 3week turnaround. You provide the reamer. I have a few Forster dies and they are very nice.
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Old 03-17-2010, 06:46 PM
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Re: Reloading dies

If you have the resize reamer these guys can deliver a blank die in less than a week.
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