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Old 10-23-2009, 08:45 PM
cooldittos cooldittos is offline
 
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Question Reloading .30-06 for Garand - Full-Length or Small-Base dies?

Which die would you recommend when reloading .30-06 for Garands - full-length or small-base? I'm new to reloading, and curious if small-base dies produce better results for Garand-destined cases than full-length.
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Old 10-23-2009, 09:09 PM
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Full Length has worked fine for me.. I don't think the S/B are necessary.
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Old 10-23-2009, 09:28 PM
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Default FL Sizing Dies 20-06

Small Base Sizing Dies are not needed for M1 Garand. Garands have a rather generous chamber dimensions. Small Base would result in excessive working of the brass. Any Quality 30-06 FL Sizing Dies will work. I prefer Redding.
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Old 10-23-2009, 11:09 PM
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Full length, small base not need. Just insure you set the die correct to full length sizing.
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Old 10-24-2009, 08:17 AM
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Lee full size die set has worked great for me.
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Old 10-24-2009, 10:19 AM
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Been using full length dies for 20 years now on many different M1's with no problems. You'll need small base if you get a BAR however! They have very tight chambers.............mine did.
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Old 10-24-2009, 10:51 AM
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Yep, full length works fine. Check the OAL on used brass and after several reloads and trim as necessary.
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Old 10-24-2009, 11:28 AM
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SB not necessary. Some claim SB dies shorten brass life.

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Old 10-24-2009, 11:34 AM
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I'm another FL'er.
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Old 10-24-2009, 12:07 PM
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Ditto for FL. RCBS dies in my case.
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