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7.62 X 54 dies

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by dougestyle, Apr 20, 2008.

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  1. dougestyle

    dougestyle Member

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    Anyone know where I can get some dies for my 7.62 X 54 that are .311 in diameter instead of .308. All the ones I see are .308.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. CBS220

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    I believe Hornady ships theirs with both .308 and .311 balls.
     
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    Lee will send you a .311 expander for their dies . .but if it shaves brass on your first case send it in to them immediately. :) (They had a bad batch of dies)
     
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    I use lees, bought them from cabelas
     
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    Thanks for the replies and links. Think I'll go with the RCBS.
     
  8. stubbicatt

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    Send your fired brass to C&H Tool and Die and they will make you a die that fits your chamber.

    Since this cartridge headspaces on the rim, often times the chambers are cut generously in the shoulder dimension. The shoulders tend to blow forward quite a bit. If you FL resize your cases, and set the shoulders back to original dimension, you may have some real problems.

    The die is less than $60, and your brass fits your rifle perfectly.

    My $.02
     
  9. Clark

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    I don't use expander balls, especially in the sizing step, where it would pull through.
     
  10. CBS220

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    A little excessive for what is almost certainly a mosin nagant, don't you think?
     
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    Hey, if it's worth doing, it's worth over-doing! ;) Especially considering you can buy an extra M44 for that money.
     
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