factory crimp die for bottleneck rifle calibers


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mek42
April 25, 2008, 07:34 PM
I have a neck die kit for my 308. I recently came into a bunch of once fired brass from a different gun, so I went to get a 308 FL die. Turns out that getting a single die from RCBS or Redding is more expensive than the kit from Lee which includes a factory crimp die. I do not currently have a factory crimp die for 308. Would the factory crimp die be useful?

I like using the factory taper crimp die for 45 ACP, but had never heard of a factory crimp die for rifles.

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paperpuncher49
April 25, 2008, 07:51 PM
IMO, it would be useful if you need a paerweight on your loading bench. Others will tell you differently.

taliv
April 25, 2008, 07:54 PM
that's because a single redding die is worth more than the kit from lee :)

what gun you shooting this in?

mek42
April 25, 2008, 08:17 PM
A Savage 12 series with heavy stainless barrel and laminate stock. With AccuTrigger. The gun shoots much better than I do, so I'm hoping to grow into it. :)

taliv
April 25, 2008, 08:27 PM
i would not crimp for that gun.

mek42
April 25, 2008, 08:30 PM
Maybe I'll just go ahead and order the Redding then. My neck die set is an RCBS.

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