6.5x47 Lapua - which dies?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by petenz, Mar 1, 2009.

  1. petenz

    petenz Well-Known Member

    Jan 12, 2008
    Well I have my barrel, bullets and brass all ordered, but am still lacking dies.

    What is recommended? Looking for most accuracy + easiest/fastest to use, I'm using Lee Collet neck dies for everything at the moment and love not having to lube cases... is it worth the $50US to get a custom 6.5x47 collet die?

    Am thinking the Forster BR seater die, was going to get their neck die but they don't do it for the 6.5x47

    And Sinclair's don't list any Redding dies for the 6.5x47???
  2. JLR

    JLR Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2007
    We just run the Forster full length sizer and benchrest seater for all our 6x47 and 6.5x47 guns. Seems to work pretty well so far.gun)

  3. CRaTxn

    CRaTxn Well-Known Member

    Jan 18, 2009
    I am eating your dust. I just ordered the Savage 12 BTV without the barrel and am looking at PacNor, McGowen, Douglas /Savage pre-fits for the 1:8 6.5mm to be chambered in 6.5x47 Lapua (with brass was easier for the 6.5 Jody). Since your are breaking the LRH ground for where I am headed please share which barrel maker and chambering reamer you chose ( I would love no turn necks ) for the 140 Berger and or 130 Scirocco II. Your post for dies was a month ago...and I too am wondering about the RCBS Gold Medal seater and Forrester shoulder bump dies...have not a good clue for FL dies except maybe Redding Type S. CR Rains SW of FW,TX cratxn@hughes.net
  4. Kevin Thomas

    Kevin Thomas Well-Known Member

    Feb 16, 2009
    The current Sinclair Catalog (2009-A) shows 6.5x47 dies from both Redding and Forster. I've used the Redding dies in this cal and like them a lot, but I'd trust either; Forster makes a great quality product as well.

    Kevin Thomas
    Berger Bullets
  5. JeffVN

    JeffVN Well-Known Member

    Mar 19, 2004
    I would trust either Redding or Forester; You can always step up to custom dies for about the same price as some of the more obsecure Redding dies. I like Neil Jones, but there are others out there.