RCBS reloading dies

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by steep slope, Dec 31, 2013.

  1. steep slope

    steep slope Active Member

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    Im in the process of getting dies for my .270 and 300 win mag. Here is the problem I have stumbled across. Both rifles are browning bars. Through research was told I need small base full length dies. Plus a wilson case gauge and a hornady coal and length guage. Is all this needed? I will admit I have a box of factory remington soft points that jam every shot. I thought it was just the bullet doing it.
     
  2. flashhole

    flashhole Well-Known Member

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    You certainly need a set of FL dies as a minimum but not small base dies. You may decide at a later date to get some specialty dies (neck die, bushing die, etc.).

    You need calipers and a way to trim cases to length, I recommend the Lee Case Length Gage and Ball Handle Cutter.

    I recommend Forster Benchrest dies, the sliding sleeve seat die yields excellent ammo with low runout.

    You don't need anything from Hornady.