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Old April 14, 2010, 02:57 AM   #1
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Wilson Straight Line Bullet Seater---

Wouldn't a Wilson Chamber Type Bullet Seater for a .222 Remington ctg.
also work for a .222 Remington Magnum ctg. if they were seated by hand
and without an Arbor Press since they both have the same shoulder ?
Would it be worth the extra effort over using the Lee Collet Die ?


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Old April 14, 2010, 04:17 AM   #2
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I have been getting my lowest runout using the Lee collet neck die and the Wilson bullet seater. Very consistent reloads.
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Old April 14, 2010, 03:28 PM   #3
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About what is the average runout you're getting and are you using
a regular Wilson seater or the one with the micrometer top ?

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Old April 14, 2010, 06:29 PM   #4
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Prince55-when using RCBS neck dies & seater I was averaging .006" with some as high as .009'. With the collet & Wilson I now see around .001"-.002" which I can adjust out using homemade bullet straightening tool.
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Old April 14, 2010, 08:19 PM   #5
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I find the Redding Competition Seater does that well for me, too. I understand the Forsters do, too, and for less money, but I "discovered" the Redding first, and when it gave me 0.000 to 0.002" in LC .30-06, my brand loyalty switch got thrown. I've not tried a Wilson for comparison, but probably will, as I already have an arbor press on my bench. Wouldn't take much.

The Lee Collet Die gives the lowest neck sizing runout, bar none. I would add the use of the Redding body die to bump the shoulder back about a thousandth. That can improve accuracy still further in some guns. That reminds me I've got 100 new .222's waiting for a chance to try their luck in my old Remington 600. Might be something to do this summer. I don't have a Redding or Forster seater for that caliber yet, so maybe it the excuse I've been looking for to try the Wilson?
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Old April 14, 2010, 08:37 PM   #6
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I ended up making a shoulder bump die out of my RCBS neck die by machining out the neck ID and machining a couple of thousands off the bottom, of the die, until it bumped the shoulder back .001"
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