25 Gibbs dies

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by TAWS, Dec 16, 2013.

  1. TAWS

    TAWS Member

    Jan 28, 2005
    Where can I find reloading dies for a 25 Gibbs? Is there really any difference in the 25-06 Ackley Imp. and the 25 Gibbs?
  2. g0rd0

    g0rd0 Well-Known Member

    Mar 9, 2012
    If you are having trouble getting dies Lee used to make custom die sets for a $50.00 tool charge plus the dies. If they still offer the service your cost for a custom die set would be under $100.00 postage and tax incl.
    What they wanted from you was 5 fired cases (from your rifle) and from them they would make the dies
    I hope this helps you:D

  3. benchracer

    benchracer Well-Known Member

    Dec 18, 2009
    There is a big enough difference between the two that firing an AI case in a Gibbs chamber is likely to cause the case to rupture or split.

    To safely fireform cases for the Gibbs, you need to size the neck with a larger caliber die to create a "false shoulder" for the case to headspace against during the fireforming process. I have also heard of people seating the bullets long enough to jam in the rifling to accomplish the same thing.