Co-Ax press and Redding Comp Dies??

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by kfrye, Jun 17, 2008.

  1. kfrye

    kfrye Well-Known Member

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    Just wondering if I am correct in that I can't use Redding Competition Dies in a Co-Ax press for a 338 RUM because of the dies being too tall? I need to play with the OAL, but I would like to have enough room to seat tight against the lands and start backing off from there (aside from grinding in inside of the handle).
     
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  2. Winchester 69

    Winchester 69 Well-Known Member

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    The Co-Ax press's handle was redesigned a couple of years back to provide clearance. If you have an older press, Forster can supply the newer handle.
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  3. Derek M.

    Derek M. Well-Known Member

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    Ran into the same problem with my Redding comp. dies. I did not know the Co-Ax handle was redesigned. I will email them tonight.

    dm
     
  4. milanuk

    milanuk Well-Known Member

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    If you look at the current manual (downloadable from Forster's website) it mentions the current implementation as the B-3 or B-2 variant... and from what I gather the primary change was making the yoke of the handle longer. It should clear most dies (Redding or otherwise).

    Of course the other option is to get a Forster Ultra BR seater... I have to admit, the things are growin' on me now that I have a Co-Ax ;)

    Monte
     
  5. Derek M.

    Derek M. Well-Known Member

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    I recently bought the Forster Ultra Micrometer die for my .06 and was disappointed. Turns out that it had the old seating stem in it. They mailed me a new one and I received it the next day. Big difference.