Mississippi Gun Owners banner

1 - 16 of 16 Posts

·
Nocturnal Specialties
Joined
·
7,270 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
I got a really good deal on a 6x6.8SPC AR barrel and now i am looking at dies to make the brass.

Has anyone dealt with bushing type dies?
So far i havent found a complete setup (6.8 Bushing Die, .285, .267 bushings, 6mm expander assembly) All the same brand from the same retailer.
Midway has most the parts but have to order the expander and one bushing seperatly.

Looking for help as to what im suppose to be doing :D
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,984 Posts
If you have a Lee breech lock press, their Breech Lock system works very well
in changing out dies. No sure if that is adaptable to other presses.

I think the Hornady Lock and Load is very similar, but adapters are available to use
on other presses.

Can be a real time saver on a single stage press.

I have the Lee setup...If I get new dies, the bushings are part of my order.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
3,215 Posts
I'm assuming your talking about sizing dies that use a bushing for the neck.

I use them a lot for bolt guns where I'm shooting for accuracy and neck turning. Otherwise I don't see where they are warranted except for long range black powder cartridge rifles.
 

·
Nocturnal Specialties
Joined
·
7,270 Posts
Discussion Starter #5
Well ill be forming 6.8 spc brass into 6x6.8. Its a simple neck down and the general consensus is to use a 6.8 SPC bushing die along with a .285 bushing and a .267 bushing to get it down to size.

Ill be using a Dillon 550 so it will be fast and easy.

I take it your thinking im looking for a Press bushing? Instead of a Bushing that goes inside a die?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,984 Posts
Well ill be forming 6.8 spc brass into 6x6.8. Its a simple neck down and the general consensus is to use a 6.8 SPC bushing die along with a .285 bushing and a .267 bushing to get it down to size.

Ill be using a Dillon 550 so it will be fast and easy.

I take it your thinking im looking for a Press bushing? Instead of a Bushing that goes inside a die?
Yes, just trying to clarify.
 

·
Nocturnal Specialties
Joined
·
7,270 Posts
Discussion Starter #9
So far ive found these part numbers and talked to Redding and they gave me a number twice that i cant find anywhere.

Type S 6.8 Die
77259
Bushings
73267 .267"
73285 .285"
Decapping Assembly 6mm
11245

The part i cant find is 11245.
 

·
Nocturnal Specialties
Joined
·
7,270 Posts
Discussion Starter #12
I understand it as to use the Listed bushings starting with .285 and then .267 to get it down where i can load some to test fire and measure the neck to see if i can get a different final bushing.

Never messed with any bushing dies so its goin to be a learning experience.
 

·
Nocturnal Specialties
Joined
·
7,270 Posts
Discussion Starter #13
Well finally got around to making some brass.
The Redding Bushing die took a little adjusting to get it right but now i know how they work and the 2 step neck down is a piece o cake.
Made 150 pieces of brass last night and annealed them.
Trimmed a few of them to load and test.

58gr Vmax
85gr SGK
70gr Hornady SPFB
105gr SMK
That 105 might be really slow but i got them for free so im gonna blast with them if they dont tumble from the 9 twist.

Seated with a 243 seater die.

 

·
Nocturnal Specialties
Joined
·
7,270 Posts
Discussion Starter #16
9/16" Socket in a drill and turn it slow with a torch propped up on my reloading bench :D
See the color change and dropped them in that stainless tray.
The socket is perfect height it keeps the heat from traveling down the brass, thats why the anneal line stops at almost the exact spot everytime.
 
1 - 16 of 16 Posts
Top