small base .223 dies for my AR 15?

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by green river, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. green river

    green river New Member

    Jun 15, 2009
    I'm new to the AR world and want to start reloading for it. Do I need to get small base dies or use regular full length dies?

    Thanks for your time!
  2. steve4102

    steve4102 Former Guest

    Jan 27, 2006
    You might. I have 3 AR-15 and several other semi-autos and none of them require a Small Base die, that said, yours may.

  3. NuJudge

    NuJudge New Member

    Jun 28, 2008
    If you buy surplus fired brass, you may need a small base die to return it to something like normal size.
  4. medalguy

    medalguy Member

    Feb 20, 2009
    New Mexico
    Nope, I'll wager standard dies will work just fine. I reload tons for several 223 rifles and use standard dies. Never had any problems whatever. However, as stated, your milage may vary.

    I would load about 20 rounds and try 'em out and see, but I bet they will feed just fine. If they do, load a couple hundred and have a fun day at the range.
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