Hey there,Father'sSon said:A new older marlin 35 rem coming soon and wondered what you may think of the current dies available. One particular brand you favour?
I should mention I am new here in your forum, eh.
OK, RCBS and Lee. I read about the carbide.. no lube needed. nice. God willing, I will be around to join in for awhile with you guys.Sure-Shot said:Welcome aboard. I use a lot of RCBS and almost as many LEE. Carbide when I can get them. Hope you stick around and join in.
Ok, I'm sold. Lee crimp dies are on the list.Kart29 said:Lee is the only thing I've ever used but I haven't had any problems with them and don't really know how they could be any better.
You WILL want a Lee Factory Crimp Die - Especially if you will be using a Remington 200 Cor-Lokt bullet. The normal crimp from a bullet seating die just won't get the job done on this bullet. Might as well pick up a whole set of Lee dies while you're at it. They're cheap enough.
I went to the Lee site and tried to find the "collet" dies. Am i missing something? Probably just a different name, right?papajohn said:I can't believe nobody has even mantioned the Lee Collet Dies, they're getting me great accuracy, they work as advertised, and there is NO LUBE NEEDED. It works just like any neck die, but this system presses the neck onto a mandrel. NO WIPING LUBE OFF! Oh, and did I mention the AWESOME accuracy? The group I posted was from my 35 Remington, 3 shots at 50 yards, net group .062". Need I say more?
Carbide sizing dies are strictly a straight-walled case proposition. Bottle neck dies require case lubing, although if you're neck sizing only you can generally get by with very minimal lube.Bman said:I do believe that there are some carbide dies for bottle necked cartridges??