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.223 RCBS dies -- I need to be schooled

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by SPU, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. SPU

    SPU Southwest Oregon Old Fart

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    The short version is I decided to try reloading .223REM

    As all know, components are difficult to get, and I'm still looking for small rifle magnum primers.

    Through a quirk, I ended up with two sets of RCBS .223REM small base dies. One in a black box and the other in a green box. The green is labeled Group A part number11103 and the black box set is labeled group AR and part number 11107.

    My questions are what is the difference? Which is better (if there is one) to keep? I am running a single stage and a turret press. I tried the RCBS website but info on the differences seemed sparse or I missed it.

    Advice from knowlegable and experienced folks like deadshot welcome.
     
  2. CrossHairs

    CrossHairs Tigard Active Member

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    RCBS AR Series Small Base 2-Die Set Taper Crimp 223 Remington

    RCBS Small Base 2-Die Set 223 Remington

    It looks like they are similar in functionality, the 11107 may be newer!? I'd be interested to hear as well.

    I have the 11101 set so have no experience with those other two.
     
  3. fxdc

    fxdc Da Valley USPSA, SPEED STEEL, IDPA, 3 GUN

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    Lucky dog... Where did you find the AR seris dies at?????

    11101 FL die set
    11103 sm base die set
    11107 AR SERIES. SM BASE DIE SET WITH TAPER CRIMP DIE

    11107 is the best to use for semi guns .... I'm waiting on the same set for our 223 and .308 will ship from midway in 2wks.
     
  4. SPU

    SPU Southwest Oregon Old Fart

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    Midway. I ordered them just before Christmas as a backorder item, and they showed up with 100 rounds of Fiocchi .223REM ammo (using VMAX bullets) at a SALE price. I had a good week from the Brown truck.

    Guess I keep the black box dies.