Custom straight line dies

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Guest, Apr 11, 2005.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I have a .222 Rem improved with a 45 degree shoulder.
    I have previously neck sized in standard press but now need to FLS occasionally.
    Also I wish to begin using a straight line bench rest style neck bushing die and seater.
    who can make these dies for me?
    I sent a fax to LE Wilson but nothing but deathly silence there.
    The chamber reamer was made by Dave kiff to suit a previous barrell which had 500 fireformed cases.
    Thanks in advance
     
  2. BountyHunter

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    go to neil jones at www.neiljones.com

    He makes the best inline custom dies around.

    BH
     

  3. 3sixbits

    3sixbits Well-Known Member

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    If only the vary best will do, then you want to call Jim Cartenson. (568-689-6258) /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
  4. dbhostler

    dbhostler Well-Known Member

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    I have been told that Dave Kiff can also cut you a sizing die. If he made your reamer, he should have the drawing too. Don't know his prices.

    Hornady can CNC you a die for $109 plus shipping, but be prepared to wait 6-8 weeks. Lonnie Hummel is your contact at 800-338-3220.

    One of Jim Cartensen dies will cost $195. He can be reached at 563-689-6172.

    db
     
  5. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Thanks for the input so far.
    I wish to clarify that I want to use an arbor style press with straight line dies IE no shellholder style.
    I have seen the Neil Jones type mentioned before but they are for the threaded reloading press type such as the RCBS press I currently use, are they not?
    For run out; concentricity and alignment issues I wish to go straight line sizing and seating without an expander ball or shellholder. I will use the correct sized bushing to give me the desired neck tension.
     
  6. TOM H

    TOM H Well-Known Member

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    You can get Neil's dies either threaded or arbor type. May want to send a fired case to him so that the bushing are the rigth size and shoulder angle. I've got the old BR round but in a varmit rifle called a 222 1/2 I use his set of arbor dies for that.
     
  7. BountyHunter

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    Neil Jones dies are either inline or 7/8.

    They are the only dies with a shoulder bump bushing. All others use standard neck bushings.

    BH
     
  8. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Can you elaborate on the advantages of the "shoulder bump bushing"?