Dies for 6.5 x 284 Lapua vs. Norma

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Jimhoodag, May 8, 2012.

  1. Jimhoodag

    Jimhoodag Member

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    I have ordered a 6.5 x 284 Lapua match, select barrel from Shilen. However, I have not been able to find dies for the Lapua, only for the Norma. I checked RCBS, Redding and Hornady websites. Shilen advised me that the neck for the Lapua is .299, whereas the neck for the Norma is .298. RCBS says their Norma dies will do the job, but I am concerned that the neck spacing within the chamber may be too much.

    Is the difference enough to be concerned about? If so, where can I get dies for the 6.5 x 284 Lapua?

    Jim Hood
     
  2. Trnelson

    Trnelson Well-Known Member

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    I'd try here CH4D
    Or neck bushings if you just can't get what you need from a factory production sizing die alone. YMMV
     

  3. Greyfox

    Greyfox Well-Known Member

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    +1 for a bushing dye. The Redding competition "S" dyes are excellent. With a few bushings, you will be able to control your neck tension as desired.
     
  4. ZSteinle

    ZSteinle Well-Known Member

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    I have a redding 3 die set for 6.5-284 norma that has never been used if your interested in it P.M. me. As stated above with the proper neck bushing you should be able to control your neck tension.

    Graf & Sons - REDDING 6.5MM-284 TYPE S NECK BUSHING DIE SET
    This is the one i have sitting around.