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A heads up just got an email that RCBS Cowboy dies are available once again.
Placed my order so quickly I will be load that new brass I got.
Happy Days
 

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The 550 - I think that will be my next press. I love my Square Deal, and have been eye-ballin the 550 for awhile.
 

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load everything on my D 550
love it
 

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A heads up just got an email that RCBS Cowboy dies are available once again.
Placed my order so quickly I will be load that new brass I got.
Happy Days
Who did you order through ?
 

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Checked my messages and was told they were on "substantial back order" and would take an estimated 7-9 weeks.
Oh well, I've waited this long, a couple more months wont matter.
 

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My Cowboy dies arrived yesterday..................now if Starline would just run a big batch of brass.............................:biggrin:
 
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When did you order them?
 

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I just checked thier myself. And placed an order.
 

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Just got a note from Midway, my dies have shipped.
 

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May backorder from Midway shipped today
 

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When did you order them?
Sorry, I'm just now back on-line after a 5-day trip. But I see your dies have already shipped, so............happy-happy-happy!
 

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Canceled my back order at the other place and my midway order shipped yesterday as well.
Just checked midway, still in stock. Jump on it man.
 

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How do the RCBS cowboy dies differ from the standard variety? I'm using RCBS dies in my 550B for .45-70, and cast bullets leave a significant bulge in the case. The same thing happens using Dillon dies for .45 Colt. I'm using a Redding profile crimp die for .45-70 and the RCBS Seat/Crimp die backed out for seating only.
 

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Neumann,

I don't think the "bullet bulge" is as much a fault of the Cowboy dies as it is that when the cases are full-length sized, it just makes them smaller than the bullet. I was tired of the telegraphing my bullets were making on the case, so I only partial length size them. Results: No case bulge; still fit in my rifle; still fit tight enough in the case; crimp without a bulge at the crimp....................and even though people have told me I'm incorrect, I believe accuracy with them worked up that way has improved slightly.
 
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