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Are Redding and Forster bushings interchangable?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Fatelvis, Dec 7, 2012.

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  1. Fatelvis

    Fatelvis Member

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    Can one use the two brands interchangably, between sizing dies? Thanks!
     
  2. helotaxi

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    Nope. The Redding bushings are 3/8" long and the Forster bushings are 1/2" long. Redding and RCBS are interchangeable though.
     
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    Thanx Helo!
     
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    Redding and Wilson are too! Lightman
     
  5. Walkalong

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    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.
     
  6. helotaxi

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    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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