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Old 11-21-2019, 05:21 PM
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Does anyone recommend using "small base" reloading dies, or should standard full-length resizing dies work?
Small base dies are not a waste of money if you have a tight match chamber.
Or if you are reloading brass from a "loose" chamber ie. Machine Gun and need to get the brass back to dimensions.

If you have a USGI or "standard" chamber, use the regular ones.
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Old 11-21-2019, 05:53 PM
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Not a waste of money if you have a tight match chamber.
Or if you are reloading brass from a "loose" chamber ie. Machine Gun and need to get the brass back to dimensions.

If you have a USGI or "standard" chamber, use the regular ones.
And No crime in having more than one set.
I agree. I have 3 or 4 sets of 223 Dies. My 1st set was a Lyman 4 sie set, it was made back when they came in Cardboard Boxes. It was free with my Used Ruger Minin14.
It is nice to have the 4 die set and have it set up for Heavy Hard Cast Bullets.
A 223 Newer Layman in Orange Box
A RCBS Small Base
And an RCBS Regular Set I load more than one kind of bullets so keep a set ready to go so no need to rest them.
I do not Drink or Smoke or Gamble so I waste my $ on Guns, Ammo and Casting Equipment.
I may have too much if that is possible?
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Old 11-22-2019, 12:42 PM
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How about women??????/
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Old 11-22-2019, 01:47 PM
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My recommendation is to use normal dies. If the rounds won't chamber, get small base dies.

I reload a LOT of once fired military 7.62 and 5.56 and never needed small base dies.

And most of the 7.62 brass I have was fired from a minigun.
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Old 11-22-2019, 02:06 PM
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How about women??????/
How about them? In what way?
I have a great 30-06 Cast Round the is 200 grains Gas checked that looks like a a Mil-Surplus Type. it is a 311365 Custom of a Lyman Mold
Take 34 Grains 4895 or 35 of Varget shoots lite for Ladies and Kids back in 2013 or 2014 I gave some away and guys here tested them and they shot like HXP but way softer with very good accuracy
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Old 11-27-2019, 03:44 PM
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Women? Depends whether you look at them as a vice, like drinking, or as a reloading accessory. My wife has helped me load when I was doing last-minute load-up for a match. With me placing brass and running the press handle and feeding the primer tubes and her feeding bullets into cases on the other side of the press, my Square Deal put out 300 rounds of 45 Auto in about ten minutes. So, a pretty good accessory, in my case.

Dies have specifications. RCBS told me 0.002" was the tolerance on their small base die diameters. Assuming a similar tolerance in standard dies, it is possible to get a standard one that won't resize some cases quite enough in one pass, making a small base type necessary. But a tight standard die will eliminate the need for a small base die in most instances.
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Old 11-27-2019, 05:46 PM
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I do not Drink or Smoke or Gamble so I waste my $ on Guns, Ammo and Casting Equipment.
I may have too much if that is possible?
W. C. Fields allegedly said something like, "I spent most of my money on women, booze, and high living. The rest I just wasted."
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Old 11-27-2019, 06:10 PM
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W. C. Fields allegedly said something like, "I spent most of my money on women, booze, and high living. The rest I just wasted."
reminds of my neighbor, inherited a hospital and ********ed it all away on above.
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Old 11-28-2019, 02:32 PM
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Did he regret it, or did he go down the poverty chute with a smile on his face?
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Old 11-29-2019, 06:23 AM
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That really helps - thanks!

Any Hogdon 4895 recipies?
Pretty much the same, H4895 feeds a lot better than IMR4895 tho. I used IMR once, and once only. I seem to have settled around 46.5 gr with whatever bullets I'm trying. Shoot same stuff out of all the Garands, M1903s, and M1917.
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