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#8137589 - 10/07/13 11:49 PM Favorite 223ai dies
Bryant Offline
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I'm using a 223 lee collet die for my new 223ai. Using the 223 lee seater die also. I have a lot of groups with two in one hole and one flyer off to the side opening the group up. I think that a better seating die might help. I don't have anyway to measure run out. What sweater die is best for 223ai.

Redding comp says cannot be used with compressed loads.

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#8137719 - 10/08/13 12:33 AM Re: Favorite 223ai dies [Re: Bryant]
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Most of my dies are Redding Comp. The seaters are excellent. Haven't had any problem doing compressed loads.

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#8138535 - 10/08/13 04:31 AM Re: Favorite 223ai dies [Re: Ackman]
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I use a Standard Redding FL. I originally had some Lees, but had some weird seating issues. Kept the resizer and bought the Redding for seating.
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#8139657 - 10/08/13 05:55 PM Re: Favorite 223ai dies [Re: dogcatcher223]
mpwolf Offline
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I'm using a hornady .22 cal seater. It uses a sliding sleave and seems to do pretty well, although I confess- I havn't checked for runout.

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#8139689 - 10/08/13 06:05 PM Re: Favorite 223ai dies [Re: mpwolf]
Bryant Offline
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Just ordered a hornady concentricity gauge to check and correct runout.

Anybody use one?

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#8139693 - 10/08/13 06:07 PM Re: Favorite 223ai dies [Re: Bryant]
Bryant Offline
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If the hornady gauge shows lots of run out and I cant correct it I will try the redding seating die.

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#8139861 - 10/08/13 07:10 PM Re: Favorite 223ai dies [Re: Bryant]
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Originally Posted By: Bryant
If the hornady gauge shows lots of run out and I cant correct it I will try the redding seating die.


Redding makes a great seater die (great sizing dies also) but it wont straighten out crooked necks, most run-out issues are caused by the sizing process.....you might want to start with a Redding bushing die

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#8139890 - 10/08/13 07:19 PM Re: Favorite 223ai dies [Re: boatanchor]
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Forster makes a really good die set!

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#8140453 - 10/08/13 11:00 PM Re: Favorite 223ai dies [Re: Ackleyfan]
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#8140539 - 10/08/13 11:32 PM Re: Favorite 223ai dies [Re: Bryant]
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Look at the cheap or free solutions first. Thinking you might should try to adjust your seating depth. This is often a remedy for the 2 in 1 one out issue.
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