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Old February 11, 2000, 03:58 PM   #1
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Anybody out there use the Lee collet die for a necksizer? Better/worse than a standard necksize die?
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Old February 11, 2000, 07:00 PM   #2
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I have used the Lee Collet neck sizer die on a .25-'06. It is a superior method to adjust neck tension on the bullet for bottle neck cartridge accuracy when you are not resizing the body of the case. It quickly can become a necessity when you are neck turning.

Lee is not the only maker of collet dies. I think Forster makes one.


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Old February 14, 2000, 03:41 AM   #3
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I have run tests using the Lee collet die (22-250 Ackley and .223) against the Redding Competition Bushing die. The Lee die produces a case that definitely has less runout at the neck. It will also straighten out a case that has been run through the Redding die.

I really hated to see the expensive Redding die turn out an inferior case.
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Old February 14, 2000, 05:04 PM   #4
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I use 'em for .223, .30-06, and .270. Love 'em!!!!!!!


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Old February 15, 2000, 10:29 AM   #5
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IMO there's none better than the Lee collet dies.They do not strech your brass, you don't need any lube, and your brass will last longer.

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