284 winchester die

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by mo, Aug 17, 2008.

  1. mo

    mo Well-Known Member

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    I really like the Lee collet neck die. Problem they don't make for a 284 win. You have to send them a fired case and pay 52.00. What I was wondering since you"re only sizing neck is there another Lee die that would work? Maybe a 7mm wsm? Thanks for your answers MO
     
  2. KRP

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    They don't make a WSM die I don't believe. A 7-08 die with a spacer between the shellholder and die or a 280 die with the bottom of the collet cut down could work though.
     

  3. mo

    mo Well-Known Member

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    what do you think would be the easiest to achieve? How hard would it be to cut back collet on 280 die?
     
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    If you try the 7-08 die and some shims and it doesn't work you haven't ruined the die. I think it will work though with either.
     
  5. KRP

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    I did some more looking, Lee makes a 7x57 Mauser collet die that may work with no modification. Just make sure the shoulder of the case doesn't touch the die before the shellholder does.
     
  6. mo

    mo Well-Known Member

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    thanks KRP big help! I'll try one.
     
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  7. Wayne Richards

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    Body of 284 is to big for the other (smaller) dies to work!
     
  8. KRP

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    The inside of the collet on all my dies is ~.532", a belted magnum case head will fit all the way into the die. Even the .223 die is like this so I was assuming Lee probably cut them all the same.