Another Redding S die question

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by James Jones, May 19, 2006.

  1. James Jones

    James Jones Well-Known Member

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    Say I want to reload a 30-284 , can I just use the 284 dies and change the neck bushing? Do these dies have an expander ball tyoe setup?
     
  2. 1doug

    1doug Well-Known Member

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    I dont see why not. the dies come with a button expander. I would use the tapered expander(extra) instead of the button type though.

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  3. bailey1474

    bailey1474 <strong>SPONSOR</strong>

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    If you have a bushing die, why have an expander @ all????

    You can control neck tension w/the bushing. There is no need to expand it back out.
     
  4. DougH9

    DougH9 Well-Known Member

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    I have often wondered if I could buy a 300 WSM S die, and use it for all of my 30 cals (as a neck die)
     
  5. winmagman

    winmagman Well-Known Member

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    JD, I have a 25 wssm S die that I use for a 6.5 wssm, just dropped in a .296 bushing and it works like a charm. Give Redding a call, I'm sure the can help you out.
     
  6. robbor

    robbor Well-Known Member

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    I got on redding about this the last time I spoke to them.
    I use an expander on new brass to take the dings out of the necks the first time, then I remove the expander and size the necks down with just the bushing and trim/debur.
     
  7. littledevil2873

    littledevil2873 Well-Known Member

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    JD Been away from the computer for a couple of days. Change the bushing and expander and your set. I use 7mm RUM bushing dies to load for 6.5 RUM. That was all I did and it works fine and cheaper than the $185 Redding wanted for the custom dies.
     
  8. Nathanial

    Nathanial Active Member

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    I use my 30-06 FL S die for the 6.5-06.