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Im currently using Hornady dies but was wondering if upgrading to a higher end seating die would be useful? Been looking at the Redding like that you can fine tune it. Anyone have opinions on a higher end seating die? Loading 308 168 gr smk mostly.

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I shoot 5 shot groups inside a dime with my 308, 220 swift and 223. I use a Lee neck sizer die. (Kinda a bottom shelf brand but they work for me ) I have Redding dies as well that do about the same. Lotta factors go into printing tight groups. Most importantly is finding the combo your rifle likes.
 
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Hornady makes a higher end seating die, you could also get a precision seating stem for your existing die set. RCSB also has precision seating dies as well and precision seating stems as well. Upgrading your seating die is more of a personal choice IMO. I can get my bullet seating down to the 0.001 of an inch with both my Hornady and RCSB dies, I don't use a precision seater stem. I just do it by feel and use a micrometer to measure the stem depth.
 
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I can see if you're playing with seating depth and chasing that last bit of variance, that a micrometer seating die would make some sense. For most of the reloaders, it's nice, but not critical.
 
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Is it the fault of.......
Your rifle,
Your ammo,
or
You??

Spend as much as you want. As long as you're HAPPY.

Aloha, Mark
 
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