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RCBS gold series die?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by hancjamk, Oct 2, 2010.

  1. hancjamk

    hancjamk Well-Known Member

    Got a new set of rcbs gold medal fl bushing die set, 300 Win Mag. The sizer die does not size the neck. I plan on calling rcbs Monday, but my curiosity can’t wait. This is the first gold series set I’ve owned, because they are expensive. I’m wondering if anybody has seen this problem before. Am I missing something?
  2. mallc

    mallc Well-Known Member

    The bushing

    My Redding Competition dies require individual neck bushings. These assume that the neck wall is uniform across all cases in the lot. Once this is accomplished you choose a neck size bushing to squeeze the outside of the neck wall to get the desired ID, usually .001 to .002 inch.

    At the risk of purest persecution...I personally don't use them any more. I full length size without the ID sizing plug and set the die to push the shoulder back about .001 inch. This give the plenty of tension without turning the necks and and without the need to keep batched sorted. I don't see much difference at 200 and 300 yds. That said, I don't shoot 600 yds enough to get the last half of flight figured out...but I sure envy the guys who have the touch.

    Sheesh...come to think about it...maybe that's where the neck turning counts???

  3. woods

    woods Well-Known Member

    What size bushing did you get for it and how did you determine the bushing size?

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