.308 Win National Match Forster BR dies

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by wheelgunner, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. wheelgunner

    wheelgunner Active Member

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    Hello guys,

    i would like to try the Forster BR ultra-mic dies, for a Remington 700 Police .308

    ..... But when i take a look to the Forster Catalog i can see 2 different kind of dies-set:
    - .308 Win
    - .308 National Match
    Reading in the Forster site, they write this:

    ".308 National Match size cases .002" shorter than standard 308 dies"

    My question is: for a Long Range precision load ... it's better the National Match or the standard .308 ?

    .... Thank you
     
  2. Winchester 69

    Winchester 69 Well-Known Member

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    The National Match dies are made specifically for gas guns. 0.002" of an inch isn't much, about the thickness of a sheet of paper, so either would work for a bolt gun. However, I don't see where that little bit would make that much of a difference in itself. It might be worth asking Forster if any other dimensions differ between the two.
     

  3. boomtube

    boomtube Well-Known Member

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    I would/did get the standard .308 dies. Forster's are excellant.

    If I wished to load for a tight chambered gas gun that wouldn't chamber reliably - unlikely - I'd grind a couple of thou off the mouth of the standard die and use something like the RCBS Precision Case Mic or the Hornady LnL case length tool on a dial caliper to set the shoulders where I wanted them.
     
  4. wheelgunner

    wheelgunner Active Member

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    Ok,
    thank you for yours replies.
    in few words you say that the "National Match" dies are for rifle like M14 or similar semi-autos .... and for a bolt action it's better to go with the "standard .308" ...

    Thank you again :cool: