RCBS gold metal dies

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by IdahoJoe, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. IdahoJoe

    IdahoJoe Well-Known Member

    Mar 13, 2010
    I ordered a cooper in 6.5-284 that will be here in 4-6 months and I am trying to get all of my reloading equipment ready.

    My sister works for ATK and she got me a set of RCBS gold metal dies that require bushings. I have never used these types of dies, I don't have the gun or even the brass and I was wondering if any one has a method for choosing bushings. Thanks also a good load for 130 or 140 grain bullets would be great.
  2. Gene

    Gene Well-Known Member

    Jan 23, 2007
    Measure a loaded round at the neck, with your micrometer. Buy three bushings: one .002" below that figure, another .001" and a third .003" below. With testing you should one that works well.