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Old December 3, 2006, 07:30 AM   #1
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reloading dies?

What are they? I never reloaded and just curious about the process. if somebody could explain it, it would be much appreciated.
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Old December 3, 2006, 08:47 AM   #2
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Dies are what assemble the ammo for the caliber you are reloading. They come in 2 to 4 die sets in various manufacturers. RCBS, Redding, Dillon, and Lyman to name a few. Go to their websites to veiw them. The dies are, depending on the manuf. are the size-decapping die, the expander die, and the seating die. Some dies do not do these steps from one die, some have the decapper with the expander ball and some have seperate crimp dies.
Reloading manuals will explain the full use of dies.
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Old December 3, 2006, 11:36 AM   #3
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When a round is fired the brass expands to fit the chamber. A die is reamed to factory spec's so when a case is pushed into it it is reformed back to its original dimention. Now it will hold the bullet tightly and fit into any gun. That is why there are different dies for different calibers.
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