Stuck a thread home and need new dies for no turn 6mm br

Discussion in '6BR, 6BR Improved & Wildcats' started by handlebar, Mar 23, 2020.

  1. handlebar

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    Im sure this has been asked a lot already, but I need suggestions for a good set of dies for a 6mm br no turn I had built. I am hoping for something in stock that could be mailed to me, since who know how long I’ll be stuck inside here with the dang covid crud roaming around. I will be using lapua brass if that helps, and I haven’t fired any rounds yet so I don’t have spent cases to send in. I guess I will have time to do that if I need to though. The press I intend to use is a Dillon 550, because I’m sort of cheap and don’t want to buy a new press. ( I have 2 progressives ) I will be hand priming the cases and using the press a single stage at a time and hand trickling powder, I have had pretty good success making accurate loads that way in the past.
    Stay safe out there everyone. And thanks for any suggestions.
     
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  2. Delfuego

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    I like the Forster dies honed out to 266. I doubt (hope) they are not still working...
     
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  3. daleboy

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    I just bought 6 BR dies from Precision reloading(Site Sponsor) . I bought a Forster micrometer seating die and a Wilson bushing die ,I am very happy with both . Shipping was fast, a nice bonus.
     
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  4. handlebar

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    Thanks everyone
     
  5. handlebar

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    Anyone like the reading sizer ? Having trouble finding forester in stock .
     
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  6. Dgd6mm

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    Widden's.
     
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  8. handlebar

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    Thanks !
     
  9. 338 dude

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    Yes 910ECA1F-4E19-470E-ABB4-C436D971BD9D.jpeg
     
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    Lefty Trigger Gold $$ Contributor

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    Second for Whidden, really nice dies and ship right to your house!
     
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    I have good success in competition with Redding dies.
     
  12. Delfuego

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    Go to Forster directly. They can hone it to whatever you want before it is sent.

    Whidden is another good option.
     
  13. handlebar

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    Ok so if I go Whidden, should I go bushing or not ? I’ve never used a bushing die.
     
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    I have Whidden’s, Harrells and Forsters. All of them will modify or swap to a size that matches your fired brass, once you have some. I think I slightly prefer the Harrells due to cost but a custom Whidden is nicest.
     
  15. handlebar

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    Thanks everybody
     
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    I like Whidden's and have a set that I got fr0m them for my No Turn 6mmBR Norma.

    Bob
     
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    SENT you a pm
     
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    For my 6mmBR with a no turn neck (standard 6BR norma reamer) I had used Redding Competition neck size dies in my Dillon 550, but I have switched to a Whidden 6BR full length bushing style die, which I use in a single stage press. This was an in stock item with Whidden. If I would ever go back to doing it all at once on a Dillon, I would use the Whidden sizer.

    I caution on the use of a Dillon because the head "floats", and you can get different sizing (or seating) lengths if the other die locations are not exactly the same with each handle pull. For example, the seating of a bullet is different if there is no case in the sizing stage vs with a case in the sizing stage.

    If you only size, you will probably be OK, but check your size lengths frequently to insure the floating head did not "float" as much occasionally. For your info, I received a "shoulder length gage" with the Whidden die. You drop it on the shoulder of the case, (it extends past the neck), and measure from the top of the gage to the base of the case to check the shoulder length.

    Also note that Whidden says the "Click adjustable sizer die will NOT work in a Dillon 550 or 650 press" The standard sizer works fine, it must be the diameter of the special adjusting nut.
     

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