7mm Dakota Dies

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Cruizin, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. Cruizin

    Cruizin Well-Known Member

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    I'm building a 7mm Dakota and I would love some redding type s neck bushing dies. Redding has a 20 week lead time or something crazy like that. Graf and Sons has a 2 piece but with the brass I bought I want it to last as long as possible. I called Dakota and bought 100 pieces of brass that they said was made by Norma. I guess after this stock is gone they will be having hornady make it.

    Anyways any suggestions for some type s redding dies anywhere?
     
  2. jakebrake

    jakebrake Well-Known Member

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    Have you tryed Midway? I was looking into the 7mm Dakota but it just seems like a real pain in the butt.I wish you luck.
     

  3. Cruizin

    Cruizin Well-Known Member

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    Graf and Sons has a two die set in stock. I was thinking of getting this then ordering a neck die later.

    Its been so long since I have used a full length sizing die, but is it possible to not resize the body with them and just resize the neck? If I take the expander ball out of the full length sizer die, will I get similar results as the type s bushing dies?

    I'm just so used to using the titanium nitride neck bushings and stuffing new bullets in them. No lube to clean up just a little case prep and what not. After awhile they have to go through the body die but just seems like the type s dies don't work your brass as much.

    Someone please correct me if I'm mistaken.

    Thanks
     
  4. nddodd

    nddodd Well-Known Member

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    The thing about using a fl sizer die is the neck will generally be a little to small thats where the expander comes into play and opens the neck back up. You can have a fl die sent off and have it honed out to the dimensions you desire, which is basicly what a bushing die is except you are stuck with one neck size. Ive neck sized brass before on a fl die but id say you are still working the brass more than with a neck die just because its made to work the body as well not just the neck.


    Hope this helped,
    Nathan