Redding dies and storage boxes

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  1. warbird2006

    warbird2006 Silver $$ Contributor

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    Hi
    I am getting frustrated with the Redding green boxes which comes with the dies. I use Bonanza press and when I move the locking rings lower on the dies they don't fit the box.
    Forster and Whitten have nice large cases with enough space.
    Anyone has a solution for this problem?
     
  2. snert

    snert Gold $$ Contributor

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    Since it is a 50 cent box, i just grab the wood bit, cut a hole in the end of the box and stick the die out the hole.
     
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  3. Toolbreaker

    Toolbreaker Gold $$ Contributor

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    I buy Forster boxes for all of my dies. There's enough room in one for a FL die, seater, collet die, Wilson case holder, bump gage and an OAL gage. Keeps all the goodies together in one package.
     
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  4. hogpatrol

    hogpatrol Don't criticize the farmer with your mouth full. Gold $$ Contributor

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    Another option: Piece of bent sheet metal, angle or wood with 7/8 holes. This one is sheet metal aluminum bent on a ninety attached to the end of my reloading bench.

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  5. bobinpa

    bobinpa Gold $$ Contributor

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    The Whidden box and the Forster box are identical, just a different color and name. Call Whidden and buy a few boxes from them. That's what I do for my 338 Edge and 338 Lapua. They were $8.00 each when I bought them......
     
  6. jimbires

    jimbires Silver $$ Contributor

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  7. Baddog0302

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    Measure the die / die sets for OAL, then either ask T.O.W.M.B.O or go with her to WalMart and pick up the number of the cheap small plastic containers. OR as "Hogpatrol" suggests, get a 7/8 wood hole drill bit, and 2 pieces of either 1 x 4 or 1 x 6 and the length determined by the storage area you want to keep your dies. Clamp the 2 pieces together, mark your spacing based on the OD of the locking rings. Drill an 1/8" pilot hole through both boards. Separate the boards and drill the 7/8" holes through one of the boards. Secure the two pieces together, and you are set. Remember the 1/8" pilot hole, now there is a place for the de caping pins to fit.
     
  8. mikecr

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    I use the semi-clear MTM storage boxes & put in them all particular needed for each cartridge(all dies, gizzys, mandrels, shell holders, bushings, shims, etc).
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