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.22-250 dies

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by NavajoNPaleFace, Jan 8, 2006.

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  1. NavajoNPaleFace

    NavajoNPaleFace Member

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    I am about to work up some precision accuracy rounds for my new Savage .22-250 and I'm interested in what everyone thinks is the best precision and standard dies on the market (and if anyone really thinks a precision die turns out better products than a standard die).

    I'm familiar with RCBS and Lee but I have no knowledge or hands-on experience with Dillon, Redding, Forster, etc.

    All thoughts and opinions are appreciated.
     
  2. Ol` Joe

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    Unless you`re loading for a benchrest rifle capable of holding .15" groups "consistantly" you`ll do fine with dies from any of the major manufactures. I`ve Redding, Forster, RCBS and Hornady rifle dies and all load very accurate ammo. By very accurate, I`m shooting ~ 0.5"- 0.75" 5 rd groups regularly with after market barreled hunting rifles. My M70 HV .223 with factory tube will average .5"-.6" for 5rd also with little trouble. The ammo likely will do better but I can`t.........:(
     
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    Thanks, Joe.

    That's pretty what I was thinking is that most major die brands will turn out a precision round.

    I've had great success with the Lee and RCBS on larger calibers but I was wondering if .22-250 (a higher velocity round) was more phinicky.

    Thanks for your reply.
     
  4. Lennyjoe

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    I use Lee to full size and after the brass is shot out of my rifle I use RCBS for neck sizing only.
     
  5. trickyasafox

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    i've had good luck with my lee 22-250 dies, but win 748 has not treated me well in that caliber.
     
  6. Versifier

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    I use Lee Collet Dies, Sierra GameKing (55gr SBT & HPBT) and MatchKing (52gr HPBT) Bullets, and IMR 3031. My 30+yrold Rem 788 does better than 1/2MOA if I do my part, harder to do as time goes by, but I can still make the cans dance at 400yds and have taken woodchucks and coyotes at that range and beyond. I also have a regular 2die set of RCBS, but they haven't seen much use since I got the Collet Dies when they first came out. I don't have anything positive to say about 748 in mine, but every rifle is different. I would also try IMR4064 and Alliant REloader7, as they have shown good accuracy (subMOA) and consistant velocities, but my rifle prefers 3031 at around 3400 MV.
     
  7. ScreamnEagle

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    I use RCBS for my sizing, and Hornady for bullet seating and crimp. Works VERY good. I get a constant .5 MOA or less groups at 100yds with my Savage M11. For a Coyote gun thats more than I can ask for.
     
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