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Old August 21, 2013, 10:43 AM   #1
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Carbide Dies for straight-walled rifle cases

Can anyone tell me why they do not make Carbide Dies for straight-walled rifle cases? Seems to me that these would be no different than straight-walled pistol cases, or am I missing something? (I hate lubing cases)
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Old August 21, 2013, 11:04 AM   #2
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Most straight walled rifle cases are not straght. They are tapered, and require lube even with carbide dies. Two examples that I reload are .45-70 Gov't., and .30 Carbine. The dies are carbide, though if I try to run an unlubed case into them, it takes way too much force. I lightly lube them, then either wipe it off, or tumble them for an hour in the vibratory tumbler.
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Old August 21, 2013, 05:48 PM   #3
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What about 444 Marlin? Isn't that a truly straight walled case?

(I have no rifle loading experience.)
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Old August 21, 2013, 07:23 PM   #4
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No the 444 Marlin is .4530 at the mouth and .4698 at the base of the case just before the rim.
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Old August 21, 2013, 08:02 PM   #5
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^-- Noted.
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