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milanuk

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small base 308 die.
Close, but not quite the same.

The ring die I have has zero chamfer at the base, and sizes *all* the way down the case web as far as it can get to the shell holder, whereas a SB die squeezes a *little* smaller, and has less radius/chamfer at the base than a regular F/L die... but it physically cannot size as far down the case web as a true ring die, both because of the chamfer/radius, and because you have to be conscious of not pushing the shoulder back too far.

I need (well, 'want' would probably be more accurate) a ring die or two in other case head sizes to go with the one I have. That one was custom made, but the guy has gone radio-silent since then. PVA was supposed to be making something similar that they called a 'small base' die that used bushings... but they don't even have it on their web site anymore.

Like I said, let me know when you find someone who makes a ring die. I'm interested.
 

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Most people that have used them likes the Harrels precision die. Fire 3 cases 3 times and send them to him. He has a couple different sizes of dies and finishes them to match your chamber.
 

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Close, but not quite the same.

The ring die I have has zero chamfer at the base, and sizes *all* the way down the case web as far as it can get to the shell holder, whereas a SB die squeezes a *little* smaller, and has less radius/chamfer at the base than a regular F/L die... but it physically cannot size as far down the case web as a true ring die, both because of the chamfer/radius, and because you have to be conscious of not pushing the shoulder back too far.

I need (well, 'want' would probably be more accurate) a ring die or two in other case head sizes to go with the one I have. That one was custom made, but the guy has gone radio-silent since then. PVA was supposed to be making something similar that they called a 'small base' die that used bushings... but they don't even have it on their web site anymore.

Like I said, let me know when you find someone who makes a ring die. I'm interested.
whats strange is that your having issues with a BR I shot a few barrel and never had any sizing issues.

 
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Never said I needed them for a BR 😉

Weird... I went to that page yesterday and earlier today; got a 404 error both times. Emailed them about the dies, said they were on indefinite backorder.
 
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It will depend on your reamer and if you want to turn necks.
Not sore on reamer and no mention of neck turning.

Called bugholes and told them I wanted a
6br and I wanted to use lapua brass and 105 hybrids.
Will give them a call and see what they say.
Thanks
 
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Not sore on reamer and no mention of neck turning.

Called bugholes and told them I wanted a
6br and I wanted to use lapua brass and 105 hybrids.
Will give them a call and see what they say.
Thanks
if your ordering a prefit its not(i should say i doubt)going to be a tight chamber.
 

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My 6br load is slow compared to everyone else but went with accuracy & components I have on hand.
H4895 - 28.4 grains=2813 ES of 9
Fed205M primers
Lapua brass
105 hybrid loaded .040 off lands ( wanted boat tail near shoulder/ neck junction)
Also wanted to mention, you guys having carbon issues, did you see where Eric Cortina said he uses CLR to clean carbon from his barrels? CLR is a household cleaner I also use to clean my screens & sprayer nozzles on my herbicide applicator when storing for winter. Calcium, lime, rust. Is what it stands for.
 
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I use CLR to clean the bore in my other rifles. Not every cleaning but will with this barrel b/c I’ll be using Varget.
 
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My regular load for 6mmBR is with H4895. I have Varget & H4895 on hand but I am weighing my options for future powder scarcity. My question is does anyone have a load using Norma 203B ( I know not temp stable) or Vihtavuori N540 with either 105 hybrid or 108 ELDM? just looking to expand my powder options.
 

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My regular load for 6mmBR is with H4895. I have Varget & H4895 on hand but I am weighing my options for future powder scarcity. My question is does anyone have a load using Norma 203B ( I know not temp stable) or Vihtavuori N540 with either 105 hybrid or 108 ELDM? just looking to expand my powder options.
I'm using 540 right now.

26" 1/8 twist tube from PVA
29.5gr 540
105 hybrid
450 primers
2 times fired Peterson brass
10 thousandths off lands

1/4-1/3 MOA at 100yds.

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