Might be a dumb question

Discussion in 'Reloading Forum (All Calibers)' started by bbassi, Mar 4, 2017.

  1. bbassi

    bbassi

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    17FB, 20 VARTARG, and 221FB. All three have the same case length and shoulder angle, correct? The reason I'm asking is I want to get a Redding type S neck bushing die to use on 17FB and 20VT. I should be able to buy 1 and just change bushing, correct?
     
  2. Sniper338

    Sniper338

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    Full length bushing die has been prooven more consistant and accuarate. If your only talking resizing brass.
     
  3. hogpatrol

    hogpatrol Gold $$ Contributor

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    It's a common misconception that the 17FB is a necked down .221FB. It is not. The .17FB shoulder angle is 30 degree and the .221FB is 23 degrees. The Vartarg has a 30 degree shoulder and the same length as the 221FB. Also, the .17FB is slightly longer than both. Clear as mud, right?
     

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