Which Dies for a 243AI?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by mjbine, Jan 31, 2008.

  1. mjbine

    mjbine Active Member

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    I am going to be purchasing a 243AI in the very near future and would like to know which dies I should be looking to get.

    Thanks
     
  2. James Jones

    James Jones Well-Known Member

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    I like Redding dies personaly , the type S bushing dies are nice.
    I've also had good luck with the Lee collet dies , its nice not having to lube cases and they don't cause any neck streching.

    If at all possible I use Forster compseaters , the adjustments are very crisp and accurate and they load strait ammo as well
     

  3. shiredude

    shiredude Writers Guild

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    I use a set of Redding competion dies w/ my 243 Ackley.
     
  4. Jimm

    Jimm Writers Guild

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    The Lee collet dies are working for me in many calibers and as James said , not having to lube ( or clean off the lube ) is a great deal . Minimal working of the brass is a plus as well . Have gotten 7 or 8 good reloads without needing to bump the shoulder back . At that point I use a Reddinng body die and shove it back 1 to 1.5 thou .


    The Redding competition seater with the micrometer is what I use for all the calibers that I load . Along with James Jones advice on the Forsters I have heard of many tout them ads their seater of choice

    Jim B.
     
  5. mjbine

    mjbine Active Member

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    I was looking at forster also but they must custom make the seater die and I must provide the reamer. Also it takes 20-25 weeks to complete the custom die. Has anyone used Wilson seater die?

    Thanks for the replies.
     
  6. Sendero_Man

    Sendero_Man <strong>SPONSOR</strong>

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    Redding and Wilson hand dies are great.

    You'd be happy with both !
     
  7. jeff 300

    jeff 300 Well-Known Member

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