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Custom Lee Collet Die in 7.62x54r

Postby Shepard » Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:54 am

I just bought 2 collet dies. Lee is the only company that makes them that I have found. I researched several loading forums on the subject and found guys using a .308 Lee collet dies with good results. They put a washer over the case cause its longer, but it left some of the neck used -- about a .100ths worth. I got 300 Win Mag Collet dies with the idea of cutting them to the proper length to neck size our cases. If I get this done correctly -- I may have a 7.62x54R collet die for sale or at least be able to make more. If any one sees a value in this -- PM me and make arrangements for me to make you one. It will extend the life of your brass. Also You can get the proper center mandrel for 303 British and load .311 bullets.

Here is a picture of what I'm speaking of. I like the idea of no more lube and one less trip to the tumbler and extended case life. I am still looking for a piece of aluminum for the annealing table that I'm building. 1" thick by 12x12" or larger if some one has a piece ---- PM me. This will extend the case life to 10 plus reloads if you take care of you Lapua brass.


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Re: Custom Lee Collet Die in 7.62x54r

Postby ShootnMathews » Wed Jul 03, 2013 8:12 pm

Very interesting. I'll have to look into this more
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Postby tdocz » Sat Jul 06, 2013 7:01 am

I've used Lee Collet dies for years, loading 308win and 30-06. Decent dies, less run out than RCBS neck sized dies. Too bad they don't have one for 7.62x54r.
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Re: Custom Lee Collet Die in 7.62x54r

Postby ShootnMathews » Sat Jul 06, 2013 4:12 pm

Pretty sure LEE will make custom dies for you. Maybe if several of us went together we could have them make a half dozen or dozen 7.62x54R dies for a fair price. Might be worth a call

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Re: Custom Lee Collet Die in 7.62x54r

Postby Shepard » Sat Jul 06, 2013 6:41 pm

Lee is way behind in production and they say there not accepting any custom orders for now. I thought about the same thing.
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Re: Custom Lee Collet Die in 7.62x54r

Postby Marauder 1 » Wed Jul 10, 2013 7:26 am

Hmmmm I may have to take you up on this Shep.. Which Die are you looking for, I might have access to one. I'll PM you later.

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Re: Custom Lee Collet Die in 7.62x54r

Postby kermit » Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:42 am

i have lee factory crimping die for 7.62X39 and also 2-die set / full length part number 044424 shell holder 6 series 1 7.62X39 (sks/AK47)
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Re: Custom Lee Collet Die in 7.62x54r

Postby kermit » Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:45 am

kermit wrote:i have lee factory crimping die for 7.62X39 and also 2-die set / full length part number 044424 shell holder 6 series 1 7.62X39 (sks/AK47)

for 7.62X54R you can anneal cases using a stripper clip to hold them 5 at a time. will extend life of cases as not annealing leaves them hard and get brittle.
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Re: Custom Lee Collet Die in 7.62x54r

Postby Shepard » Fri Jul 12, 2013 6:06 pm

Well Midway messed up my order and sent me 2 neck crimping dies instead of 2 collet dies for 300 Win Mag. I tried to reorder and they don't have them. So I ordered them from Titan Reloading. They should be here this week.

I've read in several other reloading forums that guys using a .308 collet die put a washer over the case to add the length needed to make the die work. They showed an issue of the bottom 100 thousandths of the neck doesn't get sized. All the writers say they don't have any problems but I want it right with out the washer. It all comes down to the collet being the proper length in the body so when the case comes up the ram hit the collet in the right position. I'll post pictures when I cut these so you understand what I'm speaking of.
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Re: Custom Lee Collet Die in 7.62x54r

Postby gandog56 » Sat Jul 13, 2013 8:44 am

Collet neck size only die would be worthless to me with 12 different Mosin Nagants to feed. I ain't about to take the time to keep the cases from each gun separated so I could use it, since I usually take 2-3 different ones to each range session. And rotate which ones taken.
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