Redding S type bushing dies? Using 243 Ackley with 224 sizer bushing?

Rugerjim

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Hey guys, I've never used a type S bushing die. But I'm wondering can I use a 243 Ackley type S die with a 224 bushing to make 22-243 Ackley brass? I have heard this is fine. I am not sure what pin or bushing size to buy though. I do ream my necks with a wilson neck reamer 220 which is about .2260 after reaming fired case. Can anyone help me out here? Thanks team.
RJ
 

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Yes you can, go slow and use some lube on the necks.
I've done the same thing alot on 223 case to neck down to 20 cal for a 20 Practical.
If you can find a bushing say a 262 to do it in 2 steps that will work also.
 

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Does the reamed neck hold a .224" bullet? If you fired the rounds before neck reaming? The neck reaming may not be needed? Outside neck turning may be better.

Stop till you understand the process.

Or i am confused on your method of fire forming?
 
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Bushings are generally not the best for reducing the neck diameter of a case from one diameter to another. That info came directly from Redding. I used a Redding 22-243 FL die to neck down my 243 Lapua cases before fireforming to the AI configuration.

I'd add that I found fireforming loads to be very accurate and used them to shoot fat PA groundhogs.
 

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Bushings are generally not the best for reducing the neck diameter of a case from one diameter to another. That info came directly from Redding. I used a Redding 22-243 FL die to neck down my 243 Lapua cases before fireforming to the AI configuration.

I'd add that I found fireforming loads to be very accurate and used them to shoot fat PA groundhogs.
Hey mate yeah thank you. Seemed like forever to get a 22-243 AI sizer from anywhere. I'm necking down with a 22 Creedmoor FL sizer atm which works well. From then on I after fireforming I was going to use a 243AI FL Type S die with a .252 Bushing which is 1 thou smaller than the loaded case. Sound ok?
 

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That is essentially what I've done for several years.

Enjoy the 22-243AI, its a bit addictive. If you have a heavy enough barrel you can set it back after a 1,000 rounds and start over. LOL
Done just that big fella. My gunsmith litterally just messaged me... "So I just bought a middlestead reamer." Ughg, I'll have a chance to try both now I suppose.
 
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