280ai Die Set ???

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by kendallhadden, Aug 29, 2018.

  1. kendallhadden

    kendallhadden Member

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    I'm looking for the best 280ai die set for my Forster press. All I'm finding is RCBS, Hornady and Redding. I typically use Whidden and Forster dies, and I've read that Forster makes them but I can't seem to find any. Unless I get a different choice, I will purchase Redding. Any input?
     
  2. The Oregonian

    The Oregonian Well-Known Member

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    Redding Type S are good stuff.
     
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  3. mtnman5280

    mtnman5280 Active Member

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    What he ^ said.
     
  4. lancetkenyon

    lancetkenyon Well-Known Member

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    I use Redding Master Hunter Comp dies myself for my .280AI. FL (non-bushing) and comp seater w. VLD stem.
     
  5. L.Sherm

    L.Sherm Well-Known Member

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    If I was picking between Redding and Whiddens, I would go with the Whiddens.
     
  6. Smokepoles

    Smokepoles Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    I like forster and my whiddens too but went with the master hunter non bushing set for the 280ack. You’ll have to buy a VLd seater stem and if that isn’t enough you’ll need a forster die box if you ever want to close the box again.
    That said i like the seater a lot, it’s possibly the most consistent seater I own. If they ever start selling them with the VLd stem and in a properly sized box I might make it a point to buy more of them