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New rcbs AR dies

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by ramdino, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. ramdino

    ramdino New Member

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    Is the new ar series dies made for the 223 AR 15 loaders? The description says it is a small case but I thought that is was better to use full case dies for an ar 15.
  2. Waldog

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    I think you mean "small BASE" dies. Small base dies have been around for years. They size case the case about .001 to .003" smaller than a normal set of dies. Supposed to make chambering more reliable. Standard dies have worked in every semi-auto I have ever loaded for. I'm not really sure they are necessary. Could be something new I've never heard of though.
  3. ramdino

    ramdino New Member

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    They are a new product. Check out rcbs website. They are so new that none of the rcbs dealers i have spoken with know about them.
  4. woolleyworm

    woolleyworm Active Member

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    The are just a small base die set that is labeled a little more clearly for their use. I wouldn't suggest using SB dies unless your rifle dictates that you must. I have yet to find a rifle in which FL sizing has not been adequate. I suppose once the chamber got filthy dirty, it may become more of an issue though.
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