Pulling my hair out trying to find dies!

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by crankshaft, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. crankshaft

    crankshaft Member

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    So I had a 6.5x284 Norma built and I've been looking for some reloading dies for the past few months and have had no luck! I've been trying Midway, Brownells/Sinclair, wholesalers like Jerrys, etc. and no one has had them in stock. Its driving me crazy. Locally no one has them either. Are there any other sites you guys can suggest that might have them? Although Im sure once I do find them in stock I won't be able to find any 6.5 bullets either, those are just as scarce. Guess I picked the wrong time to get into long range shooting :rolleyes:

    Thanks for any help!
     
  2. 7wsm

    7wsm Active Member

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    sinclairintl has the Forster dies you need in stock.
     

  3. crankshaft

    crankshaft Member

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    Thanks! How are the Forster dies compared to RCBS?
     
  4. 7wsm

    7wsm Active Member

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    once i bought my first set of forsters i havent went back! world of difference to me.
     
  5. crankshaft

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    Thank you for the reply! Gonna try them out!
     
  6. Gale Johnson

    Gale Johnson Well-Known Member

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    I am new to reloading but started with forster dies, thats all i have for 19-223 Calhoon, 25-06, 220 Swift, and 22-250

    I have made some very accurate loads with these dies without much hassle

    will buy more calibers as i go
     
  7. Trickymissfit

    Trickymissfit Well-Known Member

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    Their full length sizer is very good, and probably at the top of the ladder. Their seater is the best, period! Get the micrometer head for it, and specify the VLD stem. I use all the major brands, and these are the best. If you go with a bushing die, their bushings are their own design, and I wish they'd change that. But all my bushing dies sans two are Wilson's.

    gary
     
  8. MTBULLET

    MTBULLET Well-Known Member

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    graf & sons has 'em
     
  9. newmexkid

    newmexkid Well-Known Member

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    I used RCBS for decades and still do. However, my "go to" dies are Forester.
     
  10. crankshaft

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    Thanks fellas. Gonna give them a try. Now I need bullets!
     
  11. HARPERC

    HARPERC Well-Known Member

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    Just tagging in, and sharing your pain. My rifle isn't here yet so a bit less pressure. Thanks it looks like you've solved my problems as well as yours.