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Old March 15, 2013, 09:56 PM   #51
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With a range of experience like that, who could disagree?
wncchester I'm not sure what your comment means. What I'm saying is that I started with Hornady rings and I've had no reason to try others.

What do you do when you find something that works as intended? Do you set it aside and keep looking? Maybe you forgot to take your meds today?
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Old March 16, 2013, 12:23 PM   #52
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Hooligan1, you asked: Rodfac, are you sure he was talking about the lock ring, or the ram for the shell holder? Cause I (under the recommendation of another handloader) changed that C-ring out to an O-ring so my cases selfcenter in the dies ....

I rechecked my copy of Zediker's "Handloading for Competition" and found the reference to Lee's O-ring Lock Rings on Pg 413. He advocates letting most die operations float: dies, shellholders, sizing bushings, seating stems and expanders. The O-ring type of lock nut accomplishes a big part of that all by itself...I've proved it to my satisfaction by mic'ing the runout of my finished rounds...If you've not read his book, it's a good one for precision loading..and he references the top shooters in over the course and long range competition to back his text. Best Regards, Rod
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Old March 16, 2013, 12:27 PM   #53
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I love the O-ring Lee die rings and I've had phenomenal use out of them for over two decades. The bonus? Laughing at folks who use a lock ring for indexing dies -- which is ludicrous. Lock rings are supposed to tighten a die in to the press. At that, the Lee rings are fantastic and they out perform the Hornady, RCBS and Lyman rings I also have a few of.
Ditto. I just double check the settings for any swap which you should do anyway. Once set they don't move.
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Old March 16, 2013, 01:04 PM   #54
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Unless you change presses or shell holders, I see no reason for a locked down lock ring on your die ever having to be adjusted unless you desire to adjust the way you are sizing or seating.
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Old May 10, 2013, 05:33 AM   #55
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I would like to know the outer diameter of a Hornady Sure Loc Ring
to see if it will fit my turret press.

Can anyone tell me please?

Thanks.
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Old May 10, 2013, 05:48 AM   #56
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I own over 100 Forster rings.

I also use LEE, Dillon, Hornady, RCBS, Lyman.
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Old May 10, 2013, 07:22 AM   #57
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Old May 10, 2013, 10:14 AM   #58
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Hornady rings go on my dies. Inexpensive and work well.
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Old May 13, 2013, 05:07 AM   #59
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Thank you very much.
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Old May 13, 2013, 05:30 AM   #60
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Thanks Eppie,

I have another question for you,

I can not see the screw´s head in your picture
but I can see it clearly in this picture.

If screw´s head is not completely inside the ring,
ring´s outer diameter will be a little bigger.

Can you tell me how the screw´s head seats inside the ring?

(sorry, English is not my first language)

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Old May 13, 2013, 05:33 AM   #61
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Here is what I am talking about.
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Old May 13, 2013, 05:37 AM   #62
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Re: Best Die Lock Rings

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Originally Posted by full case load View Post
To keep from messing up my RCBS die threads from the set screw locker, I pull out the set screw and put in a couple (size depending) lead shot in front of the set screw. Haven't had any problem with adjustment changing.
Going to try that when I get off work. Thanks for the tip!



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Old May 13, 2013, 07:51 AM   #63
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As you can see from the picture the screw does not protrude from the lock ring in any of my dies. In your picture that may be due to the fact that the screw is not tighten down. By the way, your English is very good.

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Old May 13, 2013, 07:02 PM   #64
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Ok, thank you again.
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