Carbide Expander Buttons

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Nimrodmar10, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. Nimrodmar10

    Nimrodmar10 Well-Known Member

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    Some company, maybe Bonanza, used to make carbide expander buttons for resizing dies. I'd like to have one for a RCBS 7mm die. Does anyone make anything like that any more? I'd even buy the dies to get the carbide expander.
     
  2. Trickymissfit

    Trickymissfit Well-Known Member

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    I think it was Hornaday or Redding. I wish they'd make them for Forster dies.
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  3. tpbscha

    tpbscha Well-Known Member

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    Redding does for sure. They are pricey, but work very well for me.
     
  4. boomtube

    boomtube Well-Known Member

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    I suppose everyone should try them, they do make withdrawing the expander easier.

    I bought a couple when Hornady made them for RCBS dies (But not for their own. ??) maybe 25 - 30 years ago. Never got any more tho and rarely use the two I got. Seems the contact surface is so short and loosely held the necks give way to the thin side easily. That leaves necks bent much more than Lee's long expanders do - I can't load straight ammo in a bent neck!
     
  5. Nimrodmar10

    Nimrodmar10 Well-Known Member

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    I found them on Lymans site. They work eith RCBS dies. The button floats on the stem so that it self centers in thr neck. I ordered a 7mm and a 30 cal.
     
  6. Fitch

    Fitch Well-Known Member

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    +1

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  7. gasph

    gasph Well-Known Member

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    I just found them at Sinclairs in 7mm and they have an adapter for RCBS dies. They are $26 for the entire assembly. It looks like that should work.