Adding micrometer seating stem to RCBS Seating Die

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Adding micrometer seating stem to RCBS Seating Die

Post by dbltaps » Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:38 pm

Good morning! Do any of you know if it's possible to add a micrometer seating stem to an RCBS 300BLK seating die? I have the RCBS 300BLK SB FL die set, & am looking for a more precise way to seat bullets.

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Re: Adding micrometer seating stem to RCBS Seating Die

Post by Roverhound » Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:22 am

I looked at doing this also but I couldn't find a separate micrometer seater for their dies. I ended up getting a Hornady micrometer seating die and just left my RCBS seating die set up for the 220 gr, Berry's bullets I reload.

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Re: Adding micrometer seating stem to RCBS Seating Die

Post by dbltaps » Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:38 am

Roverhound I have come to the same conclusion. Too bad RCBS doesn't make an add-on micrometer seating stem for their dies.

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Re: Adding micrometer seating stem to RCBS Seating Die

Post by Guest762 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:23 pm

Is either the Redding or the hornaday mic seating stem not the same threads that are on your rcbs die?

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Re: Adding micrometer seating stem to RCBS Seating Die

Post by pd_3307 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:09 pm

On midway both the redding and hornady say they wont work with other dies, but i have the redding and i installed it on a dillon 308 seater die and it has worked flawless. I love mine. It certainly was worth every dime considering how much i change and test different loads. I believe i researched it through google and someone had used the same setup so i took a chance figuring i could return it. Like guest 762 said, I would just check and see if its the same thread pitch as your die before you decide.

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Re: Adding micrometer seating stem to RCBS Seating Die

Post by Roverhound » Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:18 am

Guest762 wrote:Is either the Redding or the hornaday mic seating stem not the same threads that are on your rcbs die?
Unfortunately no.
You can find the Hornady for good prices on ebay or just by searching.

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Re: Adding micrometer seating stem to RCBS Seating Die

Post by BillJ » Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:23 pm

Your post intrigued me. Went down the rabbit hole on it lastnight. And through several random forum posts. No, different treads all around for each makers dies.

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Re: Adding micrometer seating stem to RCBS Seating Die

Post by padawan » Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:14 pm

pd_3307 wrote:On midway both the redding and hornady say they wont work with other dies, but i have the redding and i installed it on a dillon 308 seater die and it has worked flawless. I love mine. It certainly was worth every dime considering how much i change and test different loads. I believe i researched it through google and someone had used the same setup so i took a chance figuring i could return it. Like guest 762 said, I would just check and see if its the same thread pitch as your die before you decide.

pd_3307,

Could you provide some details on your setup... Redding PN, Dillon PN.

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Re: Adding micrometer seating stem to RCBS Seating Die

Post by A-Game » Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:17 pm

Redding micrometer is compatible with Dillon Rifle Dies.

Midway USA and other retailers sell the Redding part.

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Re: Adding micrometer seating stem to RCBS Seating Die

Post by 2manyToys » Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:14 pm

The Forster competition die is a really good choice. It makes very concentric ammunition.

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