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Interchangeable dies

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by chagasrod, Oct 25, 2009.

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  1. chagasrod

    chagasrod Member

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    I've been looking at the redding dies and they look real good. I noticed that you can actually lock the nut at desired settings with an allen tool.
    Can i use redding dies with my loadmaster?


    Thanks in advance guys!
     
  2. jfh

    jfh Member

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    Yes you can. All current dies for typical rifle / handgun calibres are threaded 7/8-14 NC.

    Jim H.
     
  3. rfwobbly

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    Similar locking nut features are also found on RCBS and Hornady dies. I believe the Hornady system with the split collet is the best since it absolutely does not bugger the die threads. You can buy the Hornady lock nuts as a separate part and fit them to the dies you have now, if you so desire.
     
  4. BigJakeJ1s

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    Forster lock rings are of the cross-bolt, split ring type also. Lyman sells an aftermarket cross-bolt lock ring too. Don't know why they don't include it on their dies. Finally, the original RCBS lock ring was a cross-bolt design, before they switched to the hex nuts with set screws.

    Andy
     
  5. rfwobbly

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    Just give me anything except those Lee o-ring lock nuts !!
     
  6. ants

    ants Member

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    I take the o-rings out of the lee nuts and then double-nut the dies.
    The dies stay put and it's easy to remove and reinstall.
     
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