custom chambers and sizing dies

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by American_pride, May 4, 2008.

  1. American_pride

    American_pride New Member

    Feb 24, 2008
    How much do you gain in accuracy? What is the cost to have this done? Do I send dummy a round to the smith he orders a reamer,cuts the camber and makes a resizing die? I want to start shooting F-Class even if not competitive to learn more about it. Or am I just off my rocker and should stick to my day job?
  2. Ballistic64

    Ballistic64 Well-Known Member

    Dec 21, 2004
    Without knowing your experience,just get a 308 go shoot some matches,start learning the wind and see if its the type of shooting you'll like.

  3. BountyHunter

    BountyHunter Writers Guild

    Jun 13, 2007
    There are couple ways to get custom dies matched to your chamber.

    1. the smith orders a custom resize reamer to match the needs of the chamber and makes you a set. Plan on $275-400

    2. Neil Jones, send him the reamer print, he will make a set either 7/8-14 or inline. He uses a Neck size only die first, has you fire 5 cases 2-3 times, send them back to him, and the NS die. He fits a custom FL size insert into the die with shoulder bump bushings and returns it. Cost is $175 for size die and $100 for seater. Time is 30 days.

    3. Buy a redding body bump die($25) and send it to JLC Precision (Jim Carstenson) in Iowa along with 10 cases fired 2x. He will take the body bump die, custom hone it to your chamber, fit it with FL bushing top and you have a custom FL bushing size die. Cost is $70 and 2 weeks. His contact info is listed at under tools I believe.

    I have done all three, and the JLC conversion is fast and as good as anything.

  4. Buffalobob

    Buffalobob Writers Guild

    Jun 12, 2001
    I'm with Ballistic64, unless you are the kind of person who has to have the fanciest gun on the firing line and can't abide to lose and do not know the meaning of just having some fun, then go buy yourself a Savage F-class rifle. Get a Lee neck die, a Redding body die and a Redding Seater and learn the basics of constructing good bullets. There is a lot more to it than just dies.

    Once you progress to the point that you believe that you might actually win then go for a full custom rifle and full custom dies

    Bounty hunter answered your question but I think if you need to ask that question then you are not ready for that extreme type of equipment. Thats just my opinion based upon my personality and my ability and my ability is not anything to write home about.