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Old July 3, 2000, 08:57 PM   #1
JerryM
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I am probably going to start reloading .223 on my Dillon 650. In the past I have reloaded rifle ammo on a single stage press.
I am wondering what brand of dies any of you have found good for progressive reloaders in the .223 cal. I like Dillon dies
because of the bevel. However, it seems that this could be a disadvantgage in reloading for a semi auto rifle. Any thoughts?
Thanks, Jerry


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Old July 3, 2000, 11:39 PM   #2
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Jerry,

I'm using Redding .223 dies with my 550B. They work very well for me and should work on your 650.
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Old July 4, 2000, 12:57 AM   #3
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I've used Lee dies almost exclusivley for about 10 years. I have been very satisfied with them. If you are reloading for a semi auto I strongly suggest you check out the Lee Factory Crimp Die.

The only dies I've ever had any trouble with were RCBS.
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Old July 4, 2000, 03:15 PM   #4
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My .223 dies are Dillon carbide dies, and they have worked flawlessly for reloading for my AR's. I fail to see why the taper is a disadvantage...
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Old July 4, 2000, 04:09 PM   #5
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Thanks for the inputs. I was thinking in terms that the base of the case for a SA might require more sizing, since small base dies are needed for a Rem SA, at least I have read as much. I don't own a SA rifle except the .223. What is your procedure regarding trimming the cases after FL resizing? Do any of you own a RCBS X die? I have wondered how they work. Jerry
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Old July 5, 2000, 07:53 PM   #6
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I use Dillon .223 dies in my 650, no problems. (so far)
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