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Hornady FTX Seater Plug

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Maj Dad, May 1, 2013.

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  1. Maj Dad

    Maj Dad Member

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    I am going to load some Hdy 160 gr FTXs for my 30-30 and I am wondering if the standard RCBS seater plug will do or should I change to one for a pointed bullet? I was going to just swap the FP plug for one from another die set but thought I'd ask since I don't have any experience with the true "soft points"...
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    George J.
     
  2. Strongbad

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    You CAN get one from RCBS, but if you've got a stem for spitzers handy, just swap it out. The Lee dies I use for 30/30 seemed to work ok but for my 500 S&W I had to borrow the stem from my 416 Rigby dies.
     
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    When I reloaded some rifle bullets and didn't have what you're inquiring about, I took a small drill bit and "gently" drilled into the center of the plug, just enough to make it so the point would center in it, works fine.
     
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    Any. 308 spitzer plug will work fine. I just pull the plug from my 30-06 die when I load FTX.

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  5. Mike 27

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    I don't do anything special and never had an issue. just run a few and see if you have any issues. I am using the Lee dies and have loaded a few hundred of these.
     
  6. Maj Dad

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    Thanks - I guess I will try one & see how the FP plug works, then change it out if not. Kinda common sense thing... :eek:
     
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    Used lee dies to load FTX and no problem
     
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