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  1. Hi Bubblehead, The original Die Pack consisted of a Mighty Armory Decap Die, Mighty Armory Swage Hold Down Die, Redding Competition Re-Size Die, Lee Precision Universal Expansion Die, Redding Competition Seating Die w/ Micrometer, & Redding Competition Crimp Die w/ Micrometer. Your 2nd answer I cannot answer because I only load 223 on my Evo. F.w.i.w. I do load 9mm on a Dillon 650 and the dies I prefer after trying an array of brands/types over the years are: Lee U die sizer, Lyman M-die expander, Redding competition seater and a Lee factory crimp. Kind
  2. I use N320 the most in .45acp (185/200 grain jacketed/plated bullets) but when I want a little more umph I prefer N340. For light target loads N310 is fine too.
  3. +4 I use Mighty Armory and FW decappers and both are tough. But as stated, the FW centers the case better (and punches right through the bottom of a berdan case). I also have the Lee decapper I used for years and although it is not so tough as the FW and MA dies, it is significantly cheaper.
  4. When you do not bell (enough) and seat a thinly plated bullet the case mouth can shave off a ring of copper from the bottom of the bullet during seating. Had it happen to me in the past as well. I had a tight sizer die and did not bell at all at the time. Got away with that using jacketed bullets but not much with plated ones. When the plated bullet has a sharp base radius than that adds to the equation.
  5. Thanks for the kind words Baragasam! But don't be fooled, i'm just an amateur.... Best wishes for the new year to all!
  6. I done it with my manual Evo but went back to seperate trimming for several reasons. There have been a few threads on this subject.
  7. Hi, The .38 Super conversion kit has the same components as the 9mm kit The .38 Super Comp conversion kit has a different shell plate (#3). Kind rgds, RGA
  8. The EGW die is also made by Lee but is 0.001 inch undersize while the Lee U die is 0.003 undersize I believe. Sadly I can't compare as I only have a U die. I do have a MA 9mm sizer (bought a few years ago) and it is gathering dust.
  9. You need a 6.5 Grendel powder funnel. Below the conversion kit information from Dillon. 6.5 Creedmoor - # 62246 #M Shellplate - # 13230# 6.5 Grendel Powder Funnel - # 18947 #1 Locator Button - # 13930 Any .243/6mm funnel wil have a cut out for the neck and case mouth in that size range. A 6.5 Creemoor case mouth will (most pobably) not fit the funnel cut out.
  10. In some 2-dies sets de seater also has a crimp function. But in general you don't have to crimp .223R. This is a very old trick, place the point of a loaded round against a hard surface and if you cannot push the bullet further into the case you don't need extra crimp. About shooting 55 grainers at 500 yds, as long as the wind is not blowing results can be ok. Depending on what your requirments are.
  11. Those are all decappers I placed on the toolhead for the picture.
  12. https://www.colemanfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Glen-Zediker/ A great loss for the shooting community, RIP Glen! (sorry for going off topic)
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