yet another Redding S die question

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Cowman, May 22, 2006.

  1. Cowman

    Cowman Well-Known Member

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    I just got one for my 300WM and tried out a few last night. My question is how far down the neck do you size with the bushing? I smoked a neck with a candle and I am sizing approximately 3/4 of the way down. Also, I have a full length S die, and I set it to bump the shoulder back .001. How often should the shoulder be bumped back? Thanks Cowman
     
  2. Jimm

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    How often should the shoulder be bumped back?

    Some say every firing , others only as necessary , that is to say , when it becomes a bit stiff to close the bolt on a round .

    I neck size only with a collet die ( Lee ) and will ( when it becomes necessary ) bump the shoulder back a thou or as close as I can get to that figure .

    On my 300 winnie it may turn out that primer pockets are too loose before the need to bump the shoulder back . 6 or so firings it seems , and not with full tilt boogie loads either , just knocking on the door /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

    I haven't lubed a case in so long that I know I'm not gonna want to start doing it again . Those collet dies are a real eye opener for someone that has never used them .

    Jim B.
     

  3. Cowman

    Cowman Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Jimm /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
  4. dlebeck

    dlebeck Well-Known Member

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    Re: yet another Redding S die question / more on collet dies please

    Could you go into more detail on the Lee Collet dies. Currently I am using Redding S bushing dies and I am not sure that they are all that they are advertised to be.
    Doug.

    Ps also loading for the 300win mag and other cal's