New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Redding Type S dies in .308 Win
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

Check GunBroker.com for SWFA's No Reserve and No Minimum bid firearm auctions.

Redding Type S dies in .308 Win

 Post Reply Post Reply   Topic Search Topic Search  Topic Options Topic Options
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: June/26/2009 at 18:02
jonoMT View Drop Down
Optics Master Extraordinaire
Optics Master Extraordinaire
Avatar

Joined: November/13/2008
Location: Montana
Status: Offline
Points: 4612
Rather than continue to hijack the thread on annealing brass, I thought I'd share what I learned and what I decided to do regarding these dies. (If you want the background, refer to pg. 2 of http://opticstalk.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=17865&PN=2)

I talked to tech guys at both Redding and Sinclair. Both told me basically the same thing in slightly different ways as well as providing some other info. I ended up ordering the Redding Type S Match FL die set and a .336 titanium-nitrate bushing. Both assured me that Match was just a marketing term since I expressed some concern about ending up with brass resized for a semi-auto chamber. Since I'm employing the partial-FL resizing technique until there's too much brass flow, setting back .002, the casing will be minimally affected.

The Redding tech had actually loaded .308 Win using Lapua brass (as well as other calibers). He confirmed that for maintaining the right neck tension with that brass the .336 was the way to go and there was no need to have an intermediate bushing to do the resizing in two steps since .009 is not that drastic (my fired brass ends up going from .338 when loaded with a Nosler Accubond 165 gr. bullet to .345).

Once I get some loads made up using these dies I'll post an equipment review comparing them to the standard Redding dies I've been using. The accuracy I've gotten is already quite good but I've been concerned about working the brass too much and how the thicker Lapua brass gets pulled out of shape by the standard expander ball in most dies.

Another thing I should mention: While individual experience may vary, it really does sound like the best way to pick a bushing is to take a decent sample size of loaded rounds (5-10), measure the O.D. of the necks (which at least in my case were all .338) and subtract .001 or .002 to get the bushing size (.002 if you'd like a bit more secure tension).


Edited by jonoMT - June/26/2009 at 20:41
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: June/27/2009 at 06:39
Steelbenz View Drop Down
Optics Master Extraordinaire
Optics Master Extraordinaire
Avatar
ROLL TIDE ROLL

Joined: January/03/2006
Location: Heart of Dixie
Status: Offline
Points: 4895
Jon, no need to worry about anyone getting upset about a hijack it's all good info and that is what I'm looking for. I look forward to your review.  Thunbs Up 
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: June/27/2009 at 08:27
jonoMT View Drop Down
Optics Master Extraordinaire
Optics Master Extraordinaire
Avatar

Joined: November/13/2008
Location: Montana
Status: Offline
Points: 4612
Another important thing I neglected to mention. Since I'm switching dies and could potentially alter pressures, I'll dial back on my charges.
 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Similar Threads: "Redding Type S dies in .308 Win"
Subject Author Forum Replies Last Post
scope for new Savage 10T .308 Win? 2ndtimer Tactical Scopes 4
redding comp dies cowski Reloading & Ballistics 7
FNH FNAR 7.62mm .308 Win Semi Auto Seamaster Firearms For Sale 1
Misc Dies 7MM Remington Magnum 7 300 Win Mag 300WM 338LAPUASLAP Hunting and Shooting Gear For Sale 0
Best varget loads for .308 Win. sniper13 Reloading & Ballistics 55
.308 Win 175 SMK Urimaginaryfrnd Reloading & Ballistics 8
Scope for Ruger 77 Frontier in .308 Win farscott Rifle Scopes 16
Zeiss Rapid Z 1000 for .308 Win Urimaginaryfrnd Tactical Scopes 1 7/28/2007 8:05:42 AM
AR platform .308? Alan Robertson Firearms 14
1 Piece Scope Mounts on .308 Bolt Hollywood58 Rifle Scopes 3


This page was generated in 0.234 seconds.