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Dubya
Reply with quote  #17 
The guy at Hornady is "LONNIE HUMMEL" and they (Hornady) will do a "Custom" die (FL sizing) for $75.00 plus shipping. Just send them (3) pieces of fire formed brass and/or the specs on your reamer, with a check and it's 6 to 8 weeks turn around time.
Spook
Reply with quote  #18 
You have to wonder what the effect would be running this case into a FL .308 win die? After all once its been through a FL 6 BR die you'd only be sizing the last .100 of the case, right?
Dubya
Reply with quote  #19 
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Originally Posted by FatBoy
I don't see how you could size the entire body with a standard 6BR FL die. It would seem it would stop sizing the body about .1" from the web. That's not as all good for a prone rifle.

So,, how do you Fl size the complete body with a standard FL or Body sizer? What am I missing?

Chris...


I have been using an older RCBS .243 FL sizing die (with out decapping pin) to clean up that last .100 that the 6BR die will not size. That works pretty good, but I have ordered a Custom die from Hornady which is $ 75.00 plus shipping and should have it by end of Sept.
dubya.
Moderator
Reply with quote  #20 
Dubya,

When the die comes in and you've had a chance to evaluate it, please give us a picture and a short report that I can put in a future BLOG. This would be a cost-effective alternative for anybody needing a custom die. I'm curious to see how much it sizes down your fired brass.

Did you order a FL die with neck bushings, a body die, or a FL die that does the whole case (body and neck)?
Dubya
Reply with quote  #21 
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Originally Posted by Moderator
Dubya,

When the die comes in and you've had a chance to evaluate it, please give us a picture and a short report that I can put in a future BLOG. This would be a cost-effective alternative for anybody needing a custom die. I'm curious to see how much it sizes down your fired brass.

Did you order a FL die with neck bushings, a body die, or a FL die that does the whole case (body and neck)?


Ordered a FL Sizing die that does the whole case.(already have a neck bushing die).
Was told the die would be completed about Sept. 26th
BobCrone
Reply with quote  #22 
Hello Fellow Shooters,

I have had some calls and e-mails on sizing dies for my 6mmBRX and have a very simple soloution for you.

I personally have not had any base expansion problems with the 6mmBRX as I only shoot @ 3033fps. and have NO pressure signs at all. But--when load searching I have indeed wandered into the upper reaches of max and above? and while doing so have swelled a few cases myself. (3200fps+ is there--but NOT SAFELY!!) Anyway, I have a very easy fix for those of you that feel the need for speed.

Purchase a body die from Redding ($20-$25) and take it to your favorite machine shop. Have your smith ream out the top 2/3rds of the die to a 1/2" inside dia. Leave the bottom 1/3 alone and you will have a full lenght (read: base die) die to suit your needs. You can even cut off a bit of lenght from the bottom of the die if you need more base compression for those of you that find you have a tight chamber. This is a piece of cake to make and works perfectly! Remember--you will not need to use this die EVERY time you shoot, only when you feel the tight bolt.

I have used this method for years now and figured out how to do it when I made the 6.5mm.SUPER. You will find no problems with this easy fix.

Good shooting!

Bob Crone
sparker
Reply with quote  #23 
I too have made a base die using the method Bob Crone describes. It works fine. However, it means you end up using a 3 die series to size cases. Those shooting this cartridge in High Power will find the 3 die process tedious. I have a full length die coming from Hornady. My experience with a Barnard action with a snug chamber is that the base will need to be sized. A two lug action may not need it if running velocities very near to 3000fps. It is a superb cartridge Bob. Thanks for your work.

Scott Parker
Bakersfield CA
BobCrone
Reply with quote  #24 
Scott,

Thanx for your input. Would you please e-mail me when you have tried the Hornady die with your impression of it's performance?

I do not need it myself but there is a growing market for an in-expensive die as such.

BTW--At the 2005 F-Class Nationals held in Oak Ridge Tenn. a new world record for f-class was set with a 6mm.BRX. (150 with an X-Count of 27 or 28. @ 1,000yds.) I don't have the shooter's name in front of me at this time---kinda wish it was my bride tho as this is her round of choice. She did break the range record at Butner NC. in 2002 on her second F-Class match ever.
She shot a 200-15X @ 1,000yds. All while fire-forming brass with the 6mm.BRX.
Needless to say--I mind my P's and Q,s around the house so that I don't get her mad at me. She shoots too good.

Good Shooting,
Bob
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