Why I will always be a Whidden die advocate

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  1. lpreddick

    lpreddick Gold $$ Contributor

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    I like wildcatting cartridges. I have 5 now and have sent reamer prints to Whidden for custom dies. I recently had a case head strip off and i could not get the case out of the die. I called Whidden and was told not to panic, just send them the die. They recieved it on Monday and i got it back today! It was polished and looked new. There was no invoice so i called and was advised that there was no charge! Needless to say, i will remain a customer...my next die is being made by Whidden Gunworks.
     
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  2. rwj

    rwj Gold $$ Contributor

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    Good to know... thanks for sharing!
     
  3. PatMiles

    PatMiles Gold $$ Contributor

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    Yeppers, me too!!!
     
  4. Dusty Stevens

    Dusty Stevens COVFEFE- Thread Derail Crew Gold $$ Contributor

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    Excellent
     
  5. TAJ45

    TAJ45 Gold $$ Contributor

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    Dey be on me bucket list.
     
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  6. PatMiles

    PatMiles Gold $$ Contributor

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    Dey do, do dey?
     
  7. Linko

    Linko Silver $$ Contributor

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    +1

    Great dies
     
  8. 338 Mollett

    338 Mollett

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    Good Folks Also !
     
  9. Don

    Don Gold $$ Contributor

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    +1 Like the Dies and Service .
    Called last month to order a set of Dies ,had a question ?
    They connected me right to John , Dies in hand with in days.
    My 4th set ...
    Don
     
  10. Coyotefurharvester

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    Since my buddy and I have matching Lilja barreled 22-250's for hunting(I have the Manson 0.025 freebore reamer) would/should I get a custom die? My smith headspaced so both produce fired brass that measure the same. I reload for both rifles.
     
  11. SealTeam4

    SealTeam4 Silver $$ Contributor

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    I think a quality off the shelf die will work for you. Yes having a custom die made from your brass will yield “perfect” results. But I don’t think you’ll see a benefit. If a custom Whidden is what you desire then go for it!

    I’m far happier with my Wilson FL dies then I have ever been with a Redding.

    Joe S

     
  12. Bill K

    Bill K Silver $$ Contributor

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    It is very nice to know there are still folks like John Whidden and his company that have great customer service and stand behind their products, even when it is WE that mess up.
     
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  13. Park ranger

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    Top notch folks
     
  14. dttheliman

    dttheliman Gold $$ Contributor

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    Yep John's the man
     

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