R C B S competition dies

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by btlbrn, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. btlbrn

    btlbrn Member

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    So I an thinking of upgrading my standard two die set to competition die set. How do you like them? Will be in .204 Ruger.
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    Steve
     
  2. Trickymissfit

    Trickymissfit Well-Known Member

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    you might want to look at the "off brands" before making the high dollar jump! I'd suggest a serious look at a three die set from Redding and Forster. Tobe exact I'd look at a Redding bushing neck die and a Forster seater with a Forster full length die for when the cases get tight n the chamber
    gary
     
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  3. Bart B

    Bart B Well-Known Member

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    I'd keep the seating die you use now and get an RCBS or Redding full length bushing die. Use a bushing that's 2 or 3 thousandths smaller than a loaded round's neck diameter. Maybe get extra bushings if you use different lots of brass with different neck wall thickness.

    Use a separate die to deprime your fired cases, then clean them before lubing and sizing them in the full bushing die.
     
  4. MTBULLET

    MTBULLET Well-Known Member

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    Like mine, the slot in the seating die is nice and spoiled me. the forster and redding type are good, but I prefer the slot.