6 mm br Norma. Need dies


March 13, 2013, 10:10 PM
I have a back order with midway for dies. Since December. I want rcbs. Called them and they say end of April. I have tried other sources and no luck. I have had my new rifle since last November. Just hard to believe they are so hard to get.

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March 13, 2013, 10:33 PM
Call Bob White at the Shooters Corner, I'm sure he can set you up with a set. Might be used though. Also try Gunstop, Sinclair, Bruno's Shooters Supply, Mark King Rifles, Russ Haydon.

Lynwood Harrells in VA make semi custom BR bushing dies. He recommends you send three fired cases that have been fired atleast three times to size up a die for you. They are a bushing die and are very good. I have 2 of his dies.

What kind of BR did you buy or build?

March 14, 2013, 12:43 AM
Post it in the "Buy, Sell and Trade" Reloading Components section. I posted in there last week for some 6mm Rem dies, I had my die set in my hand within 3 days, $25 shipped. There are some great folks here in THR!

March 14, 2013, 12:57 AM
Any particular reason why you're only looking at RCBS for the 6BR? In my mind, and anyone else I shoot with, Redding Type-S would be the only way to go.

March 14, 2013, 05:35 AM

You should be able to find Redding dies in 6BR on either Sinclair International or Midsouth Shooter Supply.

I checked Sinclair and they also have RCBS dies in 6BR in stock, but they only sell the competition grade dies. Being that you have a 6BR, I presume that would be the route you'd want to go anyways.

I'm in the opposite boat as you. I have all my dies but am waiting on the gun (Savage Model 12 Benchrest in 6BR Norma). I went with Redding Type S bushing die kit that includes the bushing neck die, body die and competition seating die. Of course I had to add a standard full length sizing die because the bushing dies don't size the entire neck, so for turning necks it is recommended to use a conventional fs die. Ugh...

I've had good luck with a Redding competition seating die in my .223. Very consistent seating and getting very little runout.

March 15, 2013, 07:33 PM
I have a savage model 12 6mm br. Can't wait to shoot it. I have never used redding dies but have heard good things. Was confuses me is the bushings. Don't understand them. My rcbs does not use them. I just adjust and go. Only reason I use. All I have are rcbs. I might go ahead and try.

My rifle has a 12 twist. I sort of wish I had the 8 twist, I think that is it. Got it from an ace hardware dealer. He had it in inventory and just would not move. Mostly hunters here and rural. Got it for $600.

March 15, 2013, 08:23 PM
Hard to pass up a deal like that. This is my first go 'round with bushing dies too. Basically, a bushing die allows you to change the bushings to different sizes which will change your neck size. This is supposed to allow you to fine tune your neck tension. For the 6BR, I picked up a 267 bushing. I gather it is a 'middle of the road' size. They recommend that you pick up three (one either side of the size you need) to hone in you round. Hopefully the 267 will work well cause those things aren't cheap.

If you want, Redding also makes a standard full sizing die without bushings that would operate similar to your RCBS dies.

If you haven't already, go to http://www.6mmbr.com/6mmbr.html and read it a few times. It is jam packed with information about the 6BR.

March 15, 2013, 09:58 PM
Jb27 great info. I think I will check out redding. That is what I was confused on is what bushing. I just thought as long as neck held bullet tight you were good. I wlll check out that info.

Yeh price was to good to pass. Those rifles just don't sell here and the owner is a friend so he gave me a deal.

March 16, 2013, 01:02 AM
The RCBS dies you're looking for are in stock at Midway USA so I fail to understand why they haven't delivered them to you yet.

March 17, 2013, 02:23 PM
so if you say they are there you must have called. i will call monday to confirm. i had called last week earlier and got another back order date of 4-30-13. cool. i hope you are right.


March 17, 2013, 03:16 PM
I have ~ 1,000 pieces of Lapua 6mmBR Norma brass and ~ 1,000 pieces of Rem 6mmBR Rem brass. I treat them all the same... but they are in different bags.
I use a Forster benchrest seater die and a Forster FL die with the neck honed out to 0.265" by Forster for $10 on one of their Hardinge collet lathes [better machinery than I have.]
They look like this
I have a PT&G custom 6mmBR reamer with .272" neck, short throat for 87 gr Vmax
So far I have built two rifles; a 1917 Sav99 with Shilen 1 in 14" barrel that is very accurate but stretches the brass .003 at 80kpsi, and a Rem700 with Krieger 1 in 8" barrel that is not as accurate, but does not stretch brass.

March 19, 2013, 10:06 PM
Archangel: not sure what you were looking at on midway but they don't have any. I called. With that said I called redding and talk to them. They told me exactly what I needed. I called midway and changed my order. Should have them this weekend.

So Clark are the Remington and the Norma br basically the same.

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