Are Redding and Forster bushings interchangable?


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Fatelvis
December 7, 2012, 10:27 AM
Can one use the two brands interchangably, between sizing dies? Thanks!

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helotaxi
December 7, 2012, 10:34 AM
Nope. The Redding bushings are 3/8" long and the Forster bushings are 1/2" long. Redding and RCBS are interchangeable though.

Fatelvis
December 7, 2012, 10:39 AM
Thanx Helo!

lightman
December 7, 2012, 08:58 PM
Redding and Wilson are too! Lightman

Walkalong
December 7, 2012, 11:06 PM
Redding, Wilson, and RCBS bushings interchange. Too bad the Forster bushings do not. The Forster bushing style die and the bushings are good stuff, but proprietary.

helotaxi
December 9, 2012, 11:34 AM
Yep. The Forster bushings are the same diameter as the others but are longer and have a chamfer on the bottom end. I only use dies other than Forster on those cartridges where Forster doesn't make dies, or bushing dies if I want them. At this point that pretty much means 6.8SPC (Forster does not make any dies for this cartridge), .308 Marlin Express (only Hornady made dies when I started loading this one and they work well enough for a short to medium range hunting rifle) and .270 WSM (Forster doesn't make a bushing die for this one).

Since I don't have multiple bushing dies of different brands in the same caliber, I really don't care that the bushings don't interchange. I buy the bushings that I need of the type that I need and I'm good.

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