Die Upgrade for 7mm

bkondeff

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 2, 2008
Messages
346
Location
Star, ID
I have a few med quality RCBS and Hornady dies that have worked fine so far, but if I were to try and step things up from my usual FL dies?

Bushing die? Which kind?

What seater will give me the best runout? Seems like if I start it straight the die seats it straight, but need a die that helps aligh.

Which source to order from as I don't have any sources for premium dies in Boise, ID.
 

Clark

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 19, 2006
Messages
743
For the best runout, I get a Forster FL sizer and have the neck honed out on Forster Hardinge collet lathes.
I do not use the expander ball /decapping stem.
I sometime use a Lee Collet Neck die. This sizes referenced to the inside of the neck, so the runout in neck thickness does not cause a runout in bullet concentricity.
I use a sliding seater die.
Unless I use one of my non standard tight neck reamers and turn the necks, I avoid "S" type dies.

This is all to please the concentricity gauge.
The plain jane RCBS die with the expander ball taken out can load ammo better than I can shoot.
 

brentc

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 3, 2009
Messages
2,484
If you want the best performance from bushing dies, you'll need to start turning your necks to get uniform neck wall thickness. If you don't turn necks, the bushing dies are no better than standard FL dies.
 

Trending threads

Nightforce has great tracking capabilities, they are rugged, a bunch of elevation, holds zero forever, and reticles are designed for long range shooting. So if you are looking to shoot long distances constantly, then you need a scope that can take the abuse. -- gilmillan1


Culture Of Excellence At Nightforce Optics
By Len Backus

A high level of quality both in production and in service. Read More


Nightforce is such a solid combo of reticle, available elevation, glass that is good enough to shoot at the longest range you can dial. Nightforce has bullet proof construction that can handle the incidental horse rolling or some other rodeo action. -- bigngreen


Nightforce ATACR Scope Review
By Jeff Brozovich

The new NightForce ATACR is for sure a top choice for any long range shooter. Read More


The total package. Nightforce is the best I have used as far as turret feel and solid detents. I have never had one that didn't track right on and always return to zero. Nightforce NXS is the best value for everything I need. -- Broz


Nightforce Velocity 1000 Reticle Review
By Scott Shreve

I think Nightforce knocked it outta the park with this reticle! Read More

NightForce


Top