Bushing vs Non-Bushing Dies



  • I'm going to start to update some of my reloading dies. I purchased a .223 conversion for my Desert Tech.

    Looking online, I'm a little confused about which one I should get. I'm looking toward buying whidden, with their new click-adjustable seater die set.

    With my 7LRM, I sent them 3 pieces of fired brass. Should I do that again with the .223? Or since they stock .223, should I just buy one?

    I have a whole pile of .223 brass, and I don't trim necks (yet). Not sure which way I should go.
    Any advice?



  • Custom FL (non-bushing) sizers are the way to go. The click adjust sizers look very awesome. Intuitive!



  • I have a click adjustable sizer die and it is great, makes setting up shoulder bump quick and easy.



  • @orkan said:

    Custom FL (non-bushing) sizers are the way to go. The click adjust sizers look very awesome. Intuitive!

    Stupid question, but if I do that, am I limited to one manufacturer of brass? The same one I sent it?



  • Measurements should be taken off of the outside of the brass which would match your chamber. That should allow for any brass within reason to be used. Neck thickness would be the determining factor...but one can adjust for that with their different sized expander balls.



  • No, as the external shape is the deciding factor. It can become an issue with neck diameter if you send in really thick brass and then go to really thin brass, or vice versa.

    Here, you're talking about .223 so you'd be outside your mind to use something other than lapua.


 

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