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Fellows anyone have an extra set of .223 Ackley Improved 40 degree
shoulder Press Dies. I surely do have a need for a set (real bad). Needed
to use on a Dillon Press for Prairie Dog rounds.
 

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Go to Midway and buy yourself the Lee 2 die set for the .223 AI they're only $27+change. I have a fast twist .223 AI and I have Redding dies for it with the body die and the body die doesn't size the case down far enough so I bought the Lee dies just to try them and the F/L sizer works great, problem solved.
 

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Ole, Does Lee Make A Bushing Die

Go to Midway and buy yourself the Lee 2 die set for the .223 AI they're only $27+change. I have a fast twist .223 AI and I have Redding dies for it with the body die and the body die doesn't size the case down far enough so I bought the Lee dies just to try them and the F/L sizer works great, problem solved.
Does Lee make a bushing neck die ? I have never used Lee dies, so I am
totally in the dark about them. I am going to load for 3 rifles with this set
of dies. A .223 Ackely Improved, a .222 Mag Improved, and another similar
rifle in a .222 Mag (Tomcat). The .223 AI and the .222 Mag Improved both
have a .246 neck. The .222 Mag Tomcat has a standard no neck turn neck
on the chamber. So, gotta use a bushing die. And, you are so right, I am
sure that at some time & point I am going to have to full length resize. But,
I don't want to full length resize every time I reload the brass. So, tell me
what options the Lee Dies offers. Thanks.

Don M.
 

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The Lee dies are cheap, no bushings though. I just use the F/L sizer when I need to move the shoulder back otherwise I use the Redding dies. Sounds like your going to end up spending a chunk of change for the Redding set, glad I bought mine a few years ago.

Ole

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OLe, Thanks For The Headsup

The Lee dies are cheap, no bushings though. I just use the F/L sizer when I need to move the shoulder back otherwise I use the Redding dies. Sounds like your going to end up spending a chunk of change for the Redding set, glad I bought mine a few years ago.

Ole

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Thanks for the information about the Lee Dies. I ordered a set today and
am still looking for a bushing neck die (press type) for either a .222 Mag
Improved or .223 Ackley Improved and perhaps a seating die. How is the
quality of the Lee Seating Die ?
 

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Well, Lee dies are not Redding or Forster dies, but they work and the price is hard to beat. I ordered a set of Lee dies with the collet neck die for the .204 Ruger and just got them saturday, now I have to wait till spring and warmer weather to see how it works.

Ole
 
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