.223 bushings for neck sizing


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callgood
March 20, 2006, 06:34 PM
I ordered a set of Redding dies to reload .223 Rem on a Forster CoAx.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a288/callgood/RD58X1.gif

Comes with a body die and a neck size die. If you neck size .223 Rem, what range of bushings do you use? I'm going with the carbide bushings, about 10 bucks a pop, so I don't want to over buy, but I don't want to get set up and figure out I need another size.

Redding has a range for .223 Rem which lists .244 to .252. Does this sound like too far out from .244?

OOPS- carbide dies more like 30-33 bucks apiece.

Any advice would be welcome!

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ocabj
March 20, 2006, 07:35 PM
Size a few cases. Seat bullets into those cases. Measure the diameter of the neck with the seated bullet. Subtract .001". That's the size of the bushing Redding says to get.

Redding has a write up on their website: http://www.redding-reloading.com/techlinepages/bushingselection.htm

You may want to get a slightly smaller bushing than .001" less if you desire slightly more neck tension (say in a semi-auto).

Clark
March 23, 2006, 11:38 PM
I was using .244", but now I am using .245".

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