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Thread: Recommendations for 50 BMG (collet?) neck sizing only die

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    Recommendations for 50 BMG (collet?) neck sizing only die

    Does anyone have any recommendations for neck sizing dies with a 1-1/4"-12 thread? I've a Redding Big Boss 2 and a Lee Classic Cast press and don't particularly want yet another press fixed to my bench just to accommodate a 1.5" threaded die from CH4D or RCBS, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AI perfector View Post
    Does anyone have any recommendations for neck sizing dies with a 1-1/4"-12 thread? I've a Redding Big Boss 2 and a Lee Classic Cast press and don't particularly want yet another press fixed to my bench just to accommodate a 1.5" threaded die from CH4D or RCBS, etc.
    You can remove the reducer and use the dies in the Lee Classic. I haven't seen a collet die in 50 BMG though I'm sure someone makes a neck sizer. Most 50 BMG dies are geared for automatic and semi automatic weapons. Lee might even make you a collet die. I know they make a Factory Crimp Die.

    You might just want to 'partial FL resize'; just sizing down the neck as far as it suits. RCBS used to recommend that you place a US 5-cent piece between the shell holder and the base of the dies to get the right setting. I just eye-ball it.~Muir

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muir View Post
    You can remove the reducer and use the dies in the Lee Classic. I haven't seen a collet die in 50 BMG though I'm sure someone makes a neck sizer. Most 50 BMG dies are geared for automatic and semi automatic weapons. Lee might even make you a collet die. I know they make a Factory Crimp Die.

    You might just want to 'partial FL resize'; just sizing down the neck as far as it suits. RCBS used to recommend that you place a US 5-cent piece between the shell holder and the base of the dies to get the right setting. I just eye-ball it.~Muir
    Thanks, Muir. Removing the reducers in both my presses take the size up to 1-1/4", not 1-1/2", which seems to be 'favourite' with 50 cal dies. Your para 2 may be the answer, unless others have ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AI perfector View Post
    Thanks, Muir. Removing the reducers in both my presses take the size up to 1-1/4", not 1-1/2", which seems to be 'favourite' with 50 cal dies. Your para 2 may be the answer, unless others have ideas?
    I get it. A little bobble in interpretation. I would partial FL size -if neck sizing it indeed your goal. That way you can use the set up you have and be using the same dies when you want/need to FL resize. What can it hurt? Especially if you have the press (es) already. ~Muir

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    See

    http://www.ar15.com/archive/topic.html?b=6&f=3&t=181634 the post of
    3/11/2005 1:33:23 PM

    The chap reckons the Lee FL die touches the neck gently.

    PS: did you fix the safety on your UA ? Would be nice to know how that turned out.

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    Contact Wrens mews off here he shoots in the 50 cal british team.

    Jimbo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharpie View Post
    See

    http://www.ar15.com/archive/topic.html?b=6&f=3&t=181634 the post of
    3/11/2005 1:33:23 PM

    The chap reckons the Lee FL die touches the neck gently.

    PS: did you fix the safety on your UA ? Would be nice to know how that turned out.
    Thanks, Sharpie, re 50 cal dies. Will have a look at that link.
    I'm awaiting return E-Mail from a contact at UA and will post outcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbo 30 06 View Post
    Contact Wrens mews off here he shoots in the 50 cal british team.

    Jimbo
    Done, Jimbo. Thanks.

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