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#6936966 - 10/28/17 01:05 PM Bushing dies really needed?
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seems like these are more trouble than their worth.

do you like them?
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#6936972 - 10/28/17 01:09 PM Re: Bushing dies really needed? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Sold the ones I had and do not miss them.

But, they can be necessary for cases that are neck turned, which is another thing in my rearview mirror.

Forster FL sizing dies produce less runout for me with careful set-up.

The basic Forster full length sizing die is my first choice for a sizing die as their expander produces less runout than the Redding FL dies, but Redding is good too.


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#6936999 - 10/28/17 01:45 PM Re: Bushing dies really needed? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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thanks Jeff!!!
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#6937011 - 10/28/17 01:57 PM Re: Bushing dies really needed? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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You're welcome.

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#6937084 - 10/28/17 04:08 PM Re: Bushing dies really needed? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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I like them but they aren't a necessity.
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#6937113 - 10/28/17 04:29 PM Re: Bushing dies really needed? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Lee collet dies are the way to go, IMO. I've never used any other neck die, but I've seen demonstrations that convinced me that the collet die is better. I've been using them a few years myself, and I wouldn't be without them.
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#6937138 - 10/28/17 04:53 PM Re: Bushing dies really needed? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Yes, yes bushing does are really needed.

That is all.
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#6937223 - 10/28/17 06:32 PM Re: Bushing dies really needed? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Bushing dies certainly have their place. But most shooters who I know that have used them, had problems with the cases. Used correctly, they are very good. 98% of shooters can use a standard $30 full length die set and make very good, match grade ammo.
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#6937336 - 10/28/17 08:56 PM Re: Bushing dies really needed? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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I'm in the yes camp.
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#6937380 - 10/28/17 09:35 PM Re: Bushing dies really needed? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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I wouldn’t say that they’re needed, but I sure like them.
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#6937449 - 10/28/17 11:09 PM Re: Bushing dies really needed? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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I have started using full sizing dies more now.

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#6937626 - 10/29/17 08:37 AM Re: Bushing dies really needed? [Re: TackDriver]
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Originally Posted By: TackDriver
I have started using full sizing dies more now.


There's bushing dies that are also full length, which is all I use. When buying them, they are called "full length bushing die".
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#6938101 - 10/29/17 04:43 PM Re: Bushing dies really needed? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Redding Full Length Type S Bushing Dies
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#6938178 - 10/29/17 05:41 PM Re: Bushing dies really needed? [Re: RedSnake]
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Originally Posted By: RedSnake
Redding Full Length Type S Bushing Dies


Yup.

RCBS and Hornady make good-uns too.
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#6938231 - 10/29/17 06:36 PM Re: Bushing dies really needed? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Whidden for the win...Redding a close second.
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