Loading Hornady Brass with Forster Dies 6.5 Creedmoor

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  1. vbirddogs

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    Curious what size bushing people are using for Hornady brass. For matches I use my Lapua brass, but for playing around I use the Hornady. I've noticed I don't get as consistent neck tensions with the Hornady brass as I do with the Lapua brass. I've been using the .292 for both.
     
  2. Bc'z

    Bc'z Gold $$ Contributor

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    I'm using a .288 with hornady brass
     
  3. 47WillysGuy

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    Depends on chamber neck diameter and how much interference fit needed to hit the target most accurately. My sized neck dims average 0.2897". And the loaded/seated average is 0.2899".
     
  4. Rob01

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    .292 is pretty loose with the Hornady. A .289-290 would be a better fit. Measure loaded and adjust accordingly.
     
  5. Tom Jones

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    Interesting as with Hornady brass I have to use .288.
     
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  6. vbirddogs

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    That's what I thought. I'll start using the .288. With my Lapua brass, the brass walls are so much thicker than the Hornady brass, and the .292 is perfect.
     
  7. Ranger007

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    .288 here as well.
     
  8. vbirddogs

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    The other thing I did, is buy a Mandrel sizing die. I think this will help with that cheaper Hornady brass too; and my other brass as well.
     
  9. Dusty Stevens

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    What does it measure over a loaded round at the pressure ring?
     

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