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I’m having a barrel delivered and will reload.

Best dies and best brass?


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I started loading for the 6mm Creedmoor last year and have been using the Redding body die, Lee collet die and Hornady seater die. All have worked great.

As for brass, I use Peterson and Hornady. No problems with either.

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Redding dies and Lapua brass< I try not to uses Hornady brass if I can help it

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Originally Posted by David_Walter
I’m having a barrel delivered and will reload.

Best dies and best brass?

Competing?
If so, what discipline?

Lapua brass. I use Peterson and Norma without hesitation too.


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Might give PRS a try. Lots of competitions locally.

Really, deer hunting.


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Max distance out to 500-600 yards or shorter for hunting deer?
Coldest temps you will be hunting in?


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600 yards? Although Mallard Addict shot one at 720+ in the same location two years ago.

20*F coldest on a cold year. Mostly mid 50s.


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Small primer brass should work fine, but you can always go with a large primer 6 Creed brass if you have concerns. I have never had a problem will small primer pocket brass yet.


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Originally Posted by Hydehunter
Redding dies and Lapua brass< I try not to uses Hornady brass if I can help it

Don't know if you've used any recent Hornady brass, but over the last five years or so have found it very good. It's both dimensionally as consistent as quite a bit of more-expensive brands, but long-lasting.


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The Hornady brass I have for my 6CM is about 5 years old and excellent.
As is my 6.5 CM.
Hornady has a good deal going with the CM and likely won't [bleep] it up.

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Not 6 but 6.5 recent purchase. Hornady dies, sizer very smooth, seater makes straight ammo with 4 different bullets tried. Using a .006 redding shellholder to avoid headspace. Only have SIG brass, it is great.

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As John said, my Hornady is good and going strong. I am not a brass prepper, so I don't know what it would do with a total workup, but no failures and a 400 yd shot is no challenge at all with my American.


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6 CM Been shooting and loading for mine for over 3 years, it's my .243 improved, Hornady brass works great for me, if you only shoot on the range Laupa works, but it sucks for hunting i lose it in the grass and can't find it and it pisses me off, prepped 250 pieces of 6mm Hornady brass today. Rio7

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Alpha brass and Forster dies work well for me.

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Originally Posted by Mule Deer
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Redding dies and Lapua brass< I try not to uses Hornady brass if I can help it

Don't know if you've used any recent Hornady brass, but over the last five years or so have found it very good. It's both dimensionally as consistent as quite a bit of more-expensive brands, but long-lasting.

I've had the same experience with hornady creedmoor brass. I'm wondering if hornady is going the extra mile for there darling cartridges


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Forster dies are my choice. My 6mm Creed brass is peterson SRP and it's good, but I haven't tried others in it.

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I use a Redding bump die, Lee collet and Forster seater for my 6CM. Hornady brass.

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I've been using Forster dies and a lee collet die in between FL sizing. I've been very happy with them.

I've got alpha brass which is super but I lso have hornady whis has been fine too considering the price

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yes Lapua brass ,Redding makes good dies ,but Whidden makes much better dies but Whidden dies cost a little more ,i really like Whidden dies better. i have 2 sets of Whidden dies 6 BR die set & custom 257 Creedmoor dies that were made exactly for my rifle`s chamber.


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As Pete said. The current lots of Lapua brass is a near perfect fit with the Whidden die.

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