For "me," it is not worth the trouble, "I" am not saying it is not doable. "I" will gladly spend the extra money for dedicated dies to save the time and aggravation/frustration, but that's just "me." Good luck!I have a set of Redding dies for a 243 A.I., and I want to build either a 25-08 A.I. or a 260 A.I. I don't want to have to buy another set of dies.
Correct. If you use one die, you will need to set it for each cartridge for proper sizing, shoulder bump etc, then mark the lock ring and die so you can reset to that witness mark for that cartridge. It would be very unusual if the die adjustment stayed exactly the same across three cartridges and guns.The only thing that you would want to watch is the amount of set back on each cartridge to make sure you aren't excessively bumping back one cartridge of the 2 or 3.
Great idea.Or you could buy a set of Redding comp shell holders and just write the correct shell holder down in your load data for each individual rifle and get perfect shoulder bump for each one without having to adjust your lock rings every time you load for a different rifle.
He is making a 25-08 not a 25-06.I believe you have a problem. 1. A 243 is a short action and 25/06 is a long action. The cases are different lengths. If you were loading for 25/06, 270, 7mm, 30/06 and all were AI chamber it would work, but you would have to reset the die each time when changing to a different caliber. Unless you use just standard case lengths and not setting up to bump the shoulder back a couple of thousands per caliber and chamber. I feel that each different chamber besides caliber there would be different length to the shoulder. So I don't think it will work. I had give a lot of thought on LF sizing dies, and determine I would be far better off to have a LF bushing die for each chamber and caliber. I load for 2-220 swifts, 4 25/06s, will be for a 280AI/6mm, 3, 208 Noma Mag's, 3, 338 W Mags I don't want to set up each time to bump the shoulder back. I have just order out crimping dies for each caliber. Hope I can use the crimping tool on the different crimping cases. I haven't used crimping dies before, so I have to figure that out. The one thing I have going for me is Tri Trim Gen 3 Case Trimmer. That does allow for me to cut the different caliber cases length all the same. So each Caliber I load for I won't have to change the amount crimping length for the different cases per caliber. I reload for. I am not for sure if that going to work, but I am in hopes it will. The other is I use a 21st Century neck cutting devise to cut my neck, and I can set it up to cut the necks to the same thickness per caliber. The other is I can't control the length to the shoulder of each rifle due to different reamer being used. I hope this helps.