Trigger magazine: 25 creedmoor - ultimate hybrid or ballistic bastard?

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by 257 Blackjack, Mar 12, 2019.


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  1. highdrum

    highdrum Well-Known Member

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    Where did you see this?
     
  2. 86alaskan

    86alaskan Well-Known Member

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    coreboremiracle facebook page, He's one of their testers, had a post with a shiny new stack of 25 creedmoor head stamped Alpha brass.
     
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  3. jasonco

    jasonco Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    And, if anyone else is using Redding dies for this, also get a .257 Taper Sizing Button.
     
  4. 86alaskan

    86alaskan Well-Known Member

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    I'm running my 25 from a 26" m24 contour 3 groove Lilja. I used a Redding 6.5 creed body bushing die with a .283 bushing for the initial size, then expanded with a lee collet 2506 for screwed way out. The collet die has a .255 center rod with a nice smooth taper that works as my mandrel. I have a Sinclair mandrel expander, but it's .257, and I wanted a bit more tension
     
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  5. jasonco

    jasonco Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Interesting, hmm?! So you could almost make a 257 Roberts collet die work, for that matter?
    I took my 6.5 Creedmoor collet apart, real quick, to take a look see.
     
  6. tbrice23

    tbrice23 Well-Known Member

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    I've modified Lee Collet Neck dies a few times...a lot of work!!
    It's definitely worth the $75 to let Lee make you a LCNS die and seater.
     
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  7. 86alaskan

    86alaskan Well-Known Member

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    Since the collet is the only part working, the 257 Rob might very well work. I only use the 2506 collet for the center rod, as a final mandrel size.
     
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    tbrice23 Well-Known Member

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    Oh yes, I don't doubt it. But to make a 6.5 CM LCND to work in 25 cal correctly is a PITA.
    I modified a 7mmRM to 264WM , 300wsm to 358 Grant and 270wsm to 6.5wsm successfully but it's not worth the effort...next time I'll just have Lee custom build the next CND that they do not make in production.
     
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  9. jasonco

    jasonco Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Made in inquiry to Lee yesterday.
     
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  10. tbrice23

    tbrice23 Well-Known Member

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    $75 well spent.
     
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