Help select .223 dies for newby.

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by encoreguy, Oct 22, 2006.

  1. encoreguy

    encoreguy Well-Known Member

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    I shoot a .223 bolt gun and I would like recomendations on what dies to get. I have a Lee Cast Press. I will be loading 68 and 69 grain bullets (what the gun likes). Do I full length size, neck size, both or what? I love testing loads and squeezing every bit of accuracy I can. What are your thoughts?
     
  2. Clark

    Clark Well-Known Member

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    I have lots of .223s and lots of 223 dies.

    I like the Forster sizer with the expander ball stem removed for sizing with Redding Imperial Die Wax in an RBCS Rockchuker press.

    I like the Forster Ultra Seater for seating the bullets in an RCBS Partner press.

    To hit the squirell at 140 yards, I like 15 gr Blue Dot powder and a 33 gr Vmax with moly, and a 32X scope.
     

  3. sniper2

    sniper2 Well-Known Member

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    Ditto on the Forster products... /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
  4. encoreguy

    encoreguy Well-Known Member

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    Decided to go with Forster micro seater, lee collet neck die and redding body sizer.