Die setup question

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by winmagman, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. winmagman

    winmagman Well-Known Member

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    UPS just delivered a box of toys from Cabelas and amongst the goodies is a Forster Ultra Micrometer seating die. Unfortunately the were no setup instructions included in the plastic case. Not a huge deal as I have a Forster set for my 6.5-284 which did come with setup instuctions, but the seater is not the Ultra Micrometer type.

    So what I'm wondering is if there are any differences in setup I should be aware of? Don't want to screw the die up before I even load any ammo with it.

    Thanks in advance
    Chris
     
  2. goodgrouper

    goodgrouper Well-Known Member

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    I have two Forster Ultra seaters and I simply put the shellholder in place, run it to the top of the stroke, then thread the die down onto the shellholder with the micrometer all the way to the top (shallowest seating depth setting). Then I mess around with the mic for the depth I want.
     

  3. winmagman

    winmagman Well-Known Member

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    Thanks GG

    I thought the Ultra looked just like the regular seater except for the micrometer on top and figured setup would be the same, just wanted a little reassurance.

    Chris
     
  4. goodgrouper

    goodgrouper Well-Known Member

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    Your welcome!
    The floating sleeve on the Ultra seater self centers as you thread it down onto the shellholder and makes very concentric ammo.
     
  5. Winchester 69

    Winchester 69 Well-Known Member

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    The Forster seaters are the same die except for the micrometer head. The parts are available from Forster to convert your 6.5-284 seater.
     
  6. winmagman

    winmagman Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Winchester, That's good info to have. I may just order those parts in the near future.

    Chris