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factory crimp die for bottleneck rifle calibers

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by mek42, Apr 25, 2008.

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  1. mek42

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    I have a neck die kit for my 308. I recently came into a bunch of once fired brass from a different gun, so I went to get a 308 FL die. Turns out that getting a single die from RCBS or Redding is more expensive than the kit from Lee which includes a factory crimp die. I do not currently have a factory crimp die for 308. Would the factory crimp die be useful?

    I like using the factory taper crimp die for 45 ACP, but had never heard of a factory crimp die for rifles.
     
  2. paperpuncher49

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    IMO, it would be useful if you need a paerweight on your loading bench. Others will tell you differently.
     
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    that's because a single redding die is worth more than the kit from lee :)

    what gun you shooting this in?
     
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    A Savage 12 series with heavy stainless barrel and laminate stock. With AccuTrigger. The gun shoots much better than I do, so I'm hoping to grow into it. :)
     
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    i would not crimp for that gun.
     
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    Maybe I'll just go ahead and order the Redding then. My neck die set is an RCBS.
     
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