Question about Redding Competition Dies


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mallc
February 24, 2008, 10:26 AM
I'm considering purchasing a set of Redding competition dies for 30-06.

They makes it clear that the seating dies do not crimp. What's not clear is how crimp is accomplished. Does this take a separate die?

As always, your assistance is much appreciated.

Thanks,
Scott

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45ACPUSER
February 24, 2008, 11:06 AM
Competition ammo for the most exacting use is never crimped, so why would they supply a way to destroy accuracy?

If you feel the need to crimp then perhaps the best deal is to buy the Deluxe Die set and be able to crimp?

Redding makes taper crimp dies for some rifle rounds, but again why would you be crimping target/match grade ammo?

mallc
February 24, 2008, 11:35 AM
Thanks for the reply neighbor.

I'm gearing up to shoot CMP this spring. I've not yet loaded match grade ammo and appreciate any guidance I get.

Milan Rifle Club is my local range and has 100, 200, 400, and 600 yard courses.

Will shoot .223 in an AR and maybe 30-06. Am currently using H335 and 55gr Hornady bulk. I'm thinking I need to move to 62 gr.

What other recommendation would you make please.

Scott

30Cal
February 24, 2008, 01:31 PM
For the 30-06, I'd shoot the 168gr HPBTM.

For .223, everyone is shooting 75, 77 or 80grs at 600yds. I don't think a 55 or even a 69gr will get there supersonic. Varget or Re15 is pretty much the standard.

There aren't many highpower shooters that use crimp (for any of the rifles). The few that do use just a little bit.

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