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Thread: Replacing RCBS lock ring bronze/brass set screws

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    Boolit Master 10mmShooter's Avatar
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    I'm with Salpal, I reset my dies with each installation into the press so the locking ring set screws do nothing for me. I also have learned over the years to go with a lighter touch when tightening dies. I use a really stubby die nut wrench, the handle is only about 4 inches. That keeps me from going ape on the die nuts.
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    I prefer much more precision for setting my bottle neck FL dies.
    They are set to exactly match my bolt gun's chambers to the nearest .001". Once set I never change them.
    Dies for pumps, levers and auto loaders are set with .002 clearance. I never change them either.

    Straight wall dies are less critical as are seaters.
    EDG

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    In my case, yes it's a bit extreme, I have a press setup permanently for each caliber and operation. Once in the press the dies never have to come out. Of course it takes a separate room to store that many presses.
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    I do that for my most important lube sizer dies. I hate changing out the sticky nasty dies.
    EDG

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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check