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6.5 Creedmoor Die Set Recs.
« on: August 30, 2016, 05:51:14 PM »
 

DenverDave

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I am new to reloading, have not actually started yet, am in the choosing components and getting a set-up together.

I am reloading for accuracy, but as I mentioned at this point a novice reloader.

I would like to see what die sets folks recommend.  As a novice going super high end would be over kill IMO as I will be learning as I go. However I want something i can grow into. Not looking for the most basic/cheapest option.

Looks like I am getting an RCBS single stage press.

Any suggestions?

Thanks


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Re: 6.5 Creedmoor Die Set Recs.
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2016, 08:02:18 AM »
 

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I use all Whidden dies.  Redding and Dillon dies are very good also. 

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Re: 6.5 Creedmoor Die Set Recs.
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2016, 08:04:25 PM »
 

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I load .308 AR and bolt so I used Redding national match set. Very solid and consistent in my Hornady iron press


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Re: 6.5 Creedmoor Die Set Recs.
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2016, 11:32:30 AM »
 

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Whidden dies are "generally" regarded as the cat's ass of dies.

Dillon dies - I really like their pistol dies.  Their rifle dies, a bit less.  They are just "dies".  They'll get the job done, but they aren't near as nice as Whidden or some of the others.

Forster dies are very nice.  I use their seater dies for every rifle caliber I reload.

Sizing dies, I'm a Redding guy.  I use the bushing FL dies for everything.  They work great.

Reloading still costs money.  Buying cheap dies is a terrible idea, because you won't be happy with the ammo they produce, and you won't get the full value out of the time/effort/money that you put into it.


If you haven't purchased that press yet, I'd steer you at the Forster Co-Ax.  Pretty much the gold standard of single-stage presses, and you can find them for ~$275 or so.
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