Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
RANGERRONG, jmusil, the buck shooter, txmudd, Texas_Sport_Shooter
63298 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 85122
stxranchman 52214
RWH24 44568
rifleman 44341
bill oxner 43825
BOBO the Clown 43129
BMD 40667
Big Orn 37484
txshntr 35067
SnakeWrangler 32682
facebook
Forum Stats
63298 Members
45 Forums
446655 Topics
6155766 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#6976560 - 11/29/17 12:55 PM Whidden custom dies
TackDriver Online   content
Tracker

Registered: 05/02/14
Posts: 813
I usually use Redding dies mostly for the last 20 years, would Whidden custom dies differentiate from Redding in terms of tolerance and quality for better alignment?

Top
#6977165 - 11/29/17 09:50 PM Re: Whidden custom dies [Re: TackDriver]
DStroud Online   content
Pro Tracker

Registered: 11/02/11
Posts: 1662
Loc: Waco
I have several sets and I think they are better than Redding. Ordered another set today for the 6.5/284
I am sending fired brass to have the dies made for this particular rifle but past die sets were just bought from stock.
_________________________
"Anyone taking up handloading necessarily plays with unknown factors and takes chances. But so does anyone who drives a car,goes to a cocktail party,eats in a restaurant,or gets married."

Jack O'Connor 1963

Top
#6977212 - 11/29/17 10:57 PM Re: Whidden custom dies [Re: TackDriver]
spg Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 08/11/13
Posts: 1420
I use whidden dies, not the custom. FL bushing and standard FL. Are they better than Redding probably but I don't think by much.

Top
#6977255 - 11/30/17 05:45 AM Re: Whidden custom dies [Re: TackDriver]
dee Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 04/10/10
Posts: 5185
Loc: Red River way
I've seen a lot of negative feedback on their seating dies but a lot of guys like their sizing dies a lot. I just got a fl bushing die from them for my 22 creed and it seems nice but no better or worse than my Redding type s stuff.
_________________________
"A vote is like a rifle; it's usefulness depends on the character of the user" Theodore Roosevelt

Top
#6977468 - 11/30/17 09:32 AM Re: Whidden custom dies [Re: TackDriver]
RiverRider Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 11/11/07
Posts: 7678
Loc: Wise Co.
I've been using Redding rifle dies for years and have no complaints, but it seems that Forster seating dies are considered tops. I'm trying out some Forster seaters for my .22 centerfires...next time I load some batches up.
_________________________


Originally Posted By: Ronald Reagan
It's not that liberals are not smart, it's just that so much of what they know isn't so.

Top
#6977591 - 11/30/17 11:00 AM Re: Whidden custom dies [Re: RiverRider]
TackDriver Online   content
Tracker

Registered: 05/02/14
Posts: 813
Originally Posted By: RiverRider
I've been using Redding rifle dies for years and have no complaints, but it seems that Forster seating dies are considered tops. I'm trying out some Forster seaters for my .22 centerfires...next time I load some batches up.


I have no complaints either about Redding dies, I have only old RCBS full sizer from 25 years ago and using it for the .308 GAP. I want to use the old RCBS die just to size virgin brass and get a better quality one for fireformed brass, its either try a Whidden for the first time or just get a Redding Type S full sizer with the bushing. Whidden advised me to send him 3 fired brass to get the die made.

I just used the Redding body die yesterday to size the fired brass, then size the necks in a Competition neck sizing die from Redding. It's a pain in the [censored] to use two dies when I can just use a Whidden / Redding Type S.

Top
#6977616 - 11/30/17 11:21 AM Re: Whidden custom dies [Re: TackDriver]
kmon1 Online   content
junior

Registered: 09/27/06
Posts: 22548
Loc: Texas
I have never used the Whidden dies, the reddings seem to load ammo better than I can shoot.

Some of the most accurate loads I have loaded have been with the Lee collet dies. No case stretch from them either much like the bushing dies.
_________________________
Guidelines / Rules of Conduct
http://www.texashuntingforum.com/rules.htm

RULES for using the TRADING POST
http://texashuntingforum.com/forum/ubbth..._PO#Post6605808

Top
#6977654 - 11/30/17 12:08 PM Re: Whidden custom dies [Re: TackDriver]
RiverRider Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 11/11/07
Posts: 7678
Loc: Wise Co.
If I had it to do over again, I'd just buy Redding FL sizers and body dies, Lee collet neck dies, and Forster seaters I think.
_________________________


Originally Posted By: Ronald Reagan
It's not that liberals are not smart, it's just that so much of what they know isn't so.

Top
#6978367 - 11/30/17 10:01 PM Re: Whidden custom dies [Re: dee]
Dien Offline
Tracker

Registered: 08/16/12
Posts: 579
Loc: Grand Prairie
Originally Posted By: dee
I've seen a lot of negative feedback on their seating dies but a lot of guys like their sizing dies a lot. I just got a fl bushing die from them for my 22 creed and it seems nice but no better or worse than my Redding type s stuff.


I have quite a few of their dies, seating consistent depths is a huuuuuge pain

Top
#6978370 - 11/30/17 10:08 PM Re: Whidden custom dies [Re: TackDriver]
jeffbird Offline


Registered: 03/09/09
Posts: 2701
Dien,

try a Forster seating die, but make sure to order a VLD stem for it.

Top
#6978381 - 11/30/17 10:27 PM Re: Whidden custom dies [Re: jeffbird]
TackDriver Online   content
Tracker

Registered: 05/02/14
Posts: 813
Originally Posted By: jeffbird
Dien,

try a Forster seating die, but make sure to order a VLD stem for it.



Can you use a Forster on a Redding press?

Top
#6978386 - 11/30/17 10:38 PM Re: Whidden custom dies [Re: TackDriver]
jeffbird Offline


Registered: 03/09/09
Posts: 2701
Yes.

Top
#6978403 - 11/30/17 11:03 PM Re: Whidden custom dies [Re: TackDriver]
Judd Online   content


Registered: 01/22/09
Posts: 11593
Loc: Sachse, TX
Best seating dies are Wilson...bar none.

I like the Whidden sizing dies but Redding is just as good. The Whidden bushing die seems to size a little more of the neck is why I prefer them.
_________________________
Originally Posted By: Phil Robertson
Don't let your ears hear what your eyes didn't see, and don't let your mouth say what your heart doesn't feel

Top
#6978462 - 12/01/17 05:39 AM Re: Whidden custom dies [Re: TackDriver]
RiverRider Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 11/11/07
Posts: 7678
Loc: Wise Co.
Aren't Wilson dies meant to be used with an arbor press?
_________________________


Originally Posted By: Ronald Reagan
It's not that liberals are not smart, it's just that so much of what they know isn't so.

Top
#6978473 - 12/01/17 05:56 AM Re: Whidden custom dies [Re: RiverRider]
dee Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 04/10/10
Posts: 5185
Loc: Red River way
Originally Posted By: RiverRider
Aren't Wilson dies meant to be used with an arbor press?


Their seating dies are arbor only from what I've seen but they make normal sizing dies.
_________________________
"A vote is like a rifle; it's usefulness depends on the character of the user" Theodore Roosevelt

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >



© 2004-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide