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What is the difference between the Lee deluxe and the pacesetter dies?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by AZson, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. AZson

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    I'm checking out the different .223 Lee dies and can not decide which one to get.
     
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  2. sig357fan

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    Lee Deluxe 3-Die Set includes a full length sizing die, collet neck sizing die and bullet seating die.

    Lee Pacesetter 3-Die Set includes the Lee Factory Crimp Die, Full Length Sizer Die and Bullet Seater Die.
     


  3. Colorado4Wheel

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    Keep in mind the FCD for the Rifle dies is nothing like the FCD for pistol. FCD for the Rifle is just a really good crimp die. No post sizing is performed.
     
  4. AZson

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    What is the benefit of the collet neck sizer?
     
  5. bandmasterjf

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    On a bolt gun or single shot your cases are only neck sized and the rest will be conformed with your individual gun making it more accurate.
     
  6. AZson

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    I'm reloading for an AR
     
  7. nitesite10mm

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    Pacesetter dies are what I would go with for an AR.

    -Full-length size
    -Seat Bullet
    -Crimp case neck for good tension and eliminate setback during feeding under spring pressure

    You will never use a collet "neck-only" sizer with an AR or other semi-auto. The shoulder needs set back and the case walls need to have their diameter reduced for reliable feeding.
     
  8. AZson

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    I will go with the pacesetters. Thanks.