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Has anyone used these? I'm thinking that they'll be a useful addition to my reloading kit since I'm always having to adjust dies between different brass depending on headstamp or how much it has been fired:

http://www.sinclairintl.com/product/6170/Sinclair-Press-Accessories




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If you find adjusting dies to be difficult they can certainly  make it easy. 
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I don't find them difficult to adjust but different headstamps I have need a thousandth or two less or more to end up sized right. I hate moving the adjustment off for my prime Lapua brass just to accomodate my plinking brass. (I generally FL-resize back .002" using a Hornady gauge to check the cartridges). Seems like these would allow me to leave the dies set for the good stuff and accomodate the rest.
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I forget who, but somebody makes incrementally graduated shellholders that do the same thing. Probably quite a bit more expensive, though.
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Originally posted by RONK RONK wrote:

I forget who, but somebody makes incrementally graduated shellholders that do the same thing. Probably quite a bit more expensive, though.


These seem more versatile since they could be used with any die/shellholder combo. I can also see using them with a seater - either to incrementally adjust seating depths while doing load development or for switching between bullets.
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Redding makes the shell-holder sets.

The shims can also be used to temporarily set up dies to partially size brass, which I've found to result in more concentric brass than neck-sizing dies, but the same benefits of better chamber fit and less brass stretch during firing.

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I've found that partial-FL works better too, John. I've long since left the neck sizers on the shelf. I get more life out of a case that way, as well. (The only exception is the brass for my M1, which has to get FL-resized all the way.
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