Interchangeable dies


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chagasrod
October 25, 2009, 03:04 PM
I've been looking at the redding dies and they look real good. I noticed that you can actually lock the nut at desired settings with an allen tool.
Can i use redding dies with my loadmaster?


Thanks in advance guys!

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jfh
October 25, 2009, 03:08 PM
Yes you can. All current dies for typical rifle / handgun calibres are threaded 7/8-14 NC.

Jim H.

rfwobbly
October 25, 2009, 03:55 PM
Similar locking nut features are also found on RCBS and Hornady dies. I believe the Hornady system with the split collet is the best since it absolutely does not bugger the die threads. You can buy the Hornady lock nuts as a separate part and fit them to the dies you have now, if you so desire.

BigJakeJ1s
October 25, 2009, 09:32 PM
Forster lock rings are of the cross-bolt, split ring type also. Lyman sells an aftermarket cross-bolt lock ring too. Don't know why they don't include it on their dies. Finally, the original RCBS lock ring was a cross-bolt design, before they switched to the hex nuts with set screws.

Andy

rfwobbly
October 25, 2009, 11:47 PM
Just give me anything except those Lee o-ring lock nuts !!

ants
October 25, 2009, 11:53 PM
I take the o-rings out of the lee nuts and then double-nut the dies.
The dies stay put and it's easy to remove and reinstall.

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