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Discussion in 'Reloading' started by MOJO67, Dec 21, 2013.
Sorry guy's, I Posted in Classifieds but not not having much luck, so thought I would try here.
6mm-280 is as close as I can get.
Thanks. Still want to hold out for the 6-06
I think the 6-06 is a myth I was unable to get anyone to tell me what dies they use to get from 30-06 to 6-06.
I'd get Hornady to make a form/trim die. It only takes one for my 6mm-280. It might take two for a 6mm-06 but that is something you don't have to be concerned about. Just tell them what you want to do and they will make something that works.
Buy a 2 die Redding type S bushing fl die set, run the 30-06 brass through it with a .291 bushing, then use a .272 bushing, you will likely have to turn the necks of 30-06 brass unless its winchester. It would be easier to run it through a fl 270 win die first. When you order the type S die set also get a expander assembly for a 6mm rem. This is how it was done before custom dies, and works just as well. Although a 240 wby still gets the nod, but is frowned on because you can't get "cheap" brass.
Thanks backwoods. That sounded like a viable option. I actually just found a set of 6-06 dies that were somewhat affordable and available right away, so I pulled the trigger on those.
Why not have a seating die made with your reamer from a Wilson blank. This will be the most accurate seater you can buy and it will set up for VLD bullets unlike off the shelf threaded dies.
Wilson Seater Blank - Wilson Seater Blank/6 Mm - Sinclair Intl
Use a .25-06 Redding bushing die for sizing and use smaller bushings.
REDDING TYPE S FULL LENGTH BUSHING DIES, CATEGORY I CARTRIDGES | Sinclair Intl
I prefer the 40 degree shoulder but that is because I do not like to trim cases every shot. I just built a 6.5 - 06 Ackley and am using a .25-06 full length bushing die for every day. I choose a tight chamber so I am neck turning and will have to use smaller bushings than I do for my other 6.5s