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Old March 4, 2011, 06:19 PM   #1
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Small base resizing dies in Mini-14?

So I picked up my brand new Ruger Mini-14 today and am getting ready to work up some loads for it. I have a set of Lee .223 Remington dies, what I'm wondering is do I really need a small base resizing die for it? Checked a re-sized case in the chamber seems to be no problem with extraction (really have no idea if this is a valid technique or not). If anyone here loads for a Mini, have you had any issues with a regular full length resizing die? I did a search for this topic but came up with nothing relevant to the Mini, just ARs, any help here is appreciated.

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Old March 4, 2011, 06:54 PM   #2
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Been using RCBS standard dies to reload for my Mini 14 for over 20 years. Zero problems.

Can't say about Lee dies, sorry.
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Old March 4, 2011, 07:14 PM   #3
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You will do fine with standard FL dies. The Mini has a very generous chamber.
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Old March 4, 2011, 07:21 PM   #4
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Well said, above and have fun.......... it only adds to the enjoyment.
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Old March 4, 2011, 07:52 PM   #5
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Thanks

Thanks guys, I was a little unsure after a few guys I know that reload for their ARs said I might have issues with the FL dies. Once I get a load worked up for this thing, I'll share the results and the load.

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Old March 4, 2011, 07:56 PM   #6
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I use standard resizing dies and have loaded 1000's of rounds for my mini without issue.
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