New Dual Ring Carbide Die Set From Redding

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Reloading done right is a great way to keep your gun fed for less, not to mention the cartridges we owe to the dedication of skilled handloaders such as Elmer Keith. If you’re a reloader or looking to take a serious leap into it you’re going to need quality dies, and that’s where companies like Redding Reloading Equipment come in. Redding has been in the business of keeping reloaders supplied with reliable, innovative equipment since 1946 and their new Dual Ring Sizing Carbide Die sets are yet another example of their dedication to reloading and reloaders alike. Read on to learn more about the new straight-wall cartridge sets.

Redding will be at the upcoming NRA Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee, at booth 1732.

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From Redding:

New for 2015, Redding Reloading Equipment will offer its unique and highly effective Dual Ring Carbide Sizing dies in a variety of straight wall cartridge sets. Previously sold as an accessory die, the market has asked for these specialized sizing dies to be included in complete die sets. This year Redding will offer these dies in upgraded Standard Sets plus Pro Series and Competition Pro Series Sets as well.

The benefits of the Dual Ring Sizing Die offer greater case life through minimized sizing stress on the case, easier sizing with less resistance, the creation of proper bullet retention diameter at the case mouth and elimination of the unsightly “waist” as seen on many cases when full length sized with a traditional single ring carbide die. In real terms, a single ring carbide die is manufactured as a compromise weighted to the needs of bullet retention and not that of case dimension. Single ring designs are required to handle the thinnest possible SAAMI Spec brass specification and still create a proper ID at the case mouth to retain the bullet. Unfortunately, the remainder of the case may become heavily worked and therefore left undersized as a result. The thicker the case wall the greater the issue is evident. While this is not a safety concern it does shorten case life and can cause the case to lie in the bottom of the chamber creating a slight misalignment to the axis of the bore. A closely conformal case to chamber match is always a positive for the best accuracy.

When the case is again expanded by the seated bullet, we can see the “waist” which appears. This is most easily seen in cases like the 44 Magnum and 45 Colt due to their length but the issue occurs with virtually all straight wall cases. By using two distinct carbide rings set at the proper locations in the die, the body is sized to the SAAMI dimension and the bullet retention portion of the case is sized to a diameter that creates proper tension on the bullet to securely hold it in position for crimping.

Redding Reloading Equipment has focused on building the finest quality, American Made products for the precision handloading market since 1946. To learn more about our ongoing commitment to the precision handloader and to request a copy of the new 2015 Redding catalog visit:
www.redding-reloading.com

Contact: Robin Sharpless 607-753-3331



katie.ainsworth

Katie is an avid shooter, hunter, military journalist, and Southern girl. Firearms are her passion whether at the range or on a spot-and-stalk after a big buck. She’s a staff writer at The Firearm Blog and writes about guns, hunting, and the military for various publications both online and in print such as Outdoor Life, Handguns, and Shooting Illustrated. Shoot her a message at ainsworth.kat@usa.com


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  • Jack Morris

    Cool! I wish this had come out before I did my semi-annual 3,000 9mm production run :/
    I’ve always been bothered by the “waist” in the center of my 9mm reloads. They work fine, just kinda unsightly.

    • Jack Morris

      Aaaaand, I just found out they aren’t making a 9mm version. Crap.

      • Sledgecrowbar

        Not making it in 9mm is like Glock coming out with the 42 instead of the 43 last year. Is Redding reading from the same handbook?

  • Louie

    Hmmm, if these are not paid adverts. Then why are they so dry… No review no input. Hmmm Katie A.

    • Jack Morris

      Not every post can be a fleshed out review. I’d love it if that were the case, but sometimes a product announcement is sufficient enough reason to make a post. I learn about most new products from TFB and I’m grateful they make the posts!

  • Robin Sharpless is an interesting character. If you ever get a chance, talk to him about his time at Harrington & Richardson and Ithaca.

  • uisconfruzed

    I’ve been eyeballing this for a couple years for my Colt Anaconda 44mag, the waist is obvious and I periodically get split cases.