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    Lee Collet Neck Die Thoughts

    Anyone one running them to neck size your accuracy stuff?? FYI, I am not a competition shooter, but like all my rifles to shoot sub 1/2moa or less at all times, whenever possible.

    I ran one of these with my 308 and really liked it. It's not a bushing die, but works similar to one, if the same pressure is applied each time.

    I am thinking if my brass is all prepped very well, uniform and neck turned, that this die should work just as well as any bushing die when it comes to accuracy.
    Although I could be wrong, so that is the reason for this thread, to see if anyone else has tried it.

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    Theory being that a case fire-formed to your chamber must be ideal.
    Supposition being that your chamber is ideal and lined up with your bore perfectly.

    I have neck-size-only LEE collet di for .223 and .308... maybe others.
    Cases (.223) fired in my primary prairie dog rifle do not chamber in
    the back-up PD rifle... identical Rem 700 SPS Tactical bolt guns...
    and the other two PD rifles are ARs. Even with my multiple sets of varied
    color magazines I'd never keep them separate in the field. Too many
    other things to remember. (YMMV :>)
    AR chambers get so dirty that a case with very close tolerances might not
    re-chamber in the same gun after 100 rds fired.

    Looking forward to your field report!


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    I am building a 260 improved 30, the only dies available at this time, is the Redding FL size comp bushing set.
    To get a custom neck die built off fireformed brass is $55 from Lee and around $160 from redding, and way shorter lead time than Redding.
    I will try this route, once I have the rifle back and can send some brass off.
    I will compare the Lee rounds to the Redding FL die rounds, with the same loads and specs, and make a report.

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