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Bushing Type Dies

Discussion in 'Reloading/Ammunition' started by nonnieselman, Jan 10, 2018.

  1. nonnieselman

    nonnieselman Nocturnal Specialties

    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
  2. turable.shot

    turable.shot Distinguished Poster

    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.

  3. Soonered

    Soonered Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

    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.
  4. turable.shot

    turable.shot Distinguished Poster

    This is what I'm speaking of. There are two levels of them.

    [​IMG] upload_2018-1-10_19-6-51.jpeg
  5. nonnieselman

    nonnieselman Nocturnal Specialties

    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?
  6. turable.shot

    turable.shot Distinguished Poster

    Yes, just trying to clarify.
  7. Beladran

    Beladran Moderator Staff Member

    I have Redding bushing die for my 6creed.
  8. nonnieselman

    nonnieselman Nocturnal Specialties

    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
    73267 .267"
    73285 .285"
    Decapping Assembly 6mm

    The part i cant find is 11245.
  9. Beladran

    Beladran Moderator Staff Member

  10. Beladran

    Beladran Moderator Staff Member

    Are you just confused on what bushing to get ?
  11. nonnieselman

    nonnieselman Nocturnal Specialties

    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.