New for 2017, Redding has expanded its offerings of Premium Die Sets with the addition of the 22 Nosler and the 6.5mm Creedmoor, two of the most popular cartridges last year. Branded as Premium Die Sets, these new offerings include a carbide expander button and a micrometer adjusting seat stem and are packaged in a distinctive black and gold box.
Redding recognized that customers were adding large numbers of these accessories as they increased their reloading knowledge and expectations from their handloaded ammunition. The carbide expander button reduces stress on the case neck and also is free floating, which many believe improves overall concentricity. The micrometer adjusting seat stem allows for precise bullet seating depth to 1/0.001-inch adding to the handloader’s ability to find and repeat the perfect bullet jump for the best accuracy possible from his or her rifle.
The Standard Premium Die Sets have a full length sizing die and a seating die with micrometer seat stem. The three die, Premium Deluxe Set has those two dies but also adds a neck sizing die. Now, those seeking to improve their handloading potential in these two popular chamberings need not add accessories, but find it all packaged neatly in the Redding Black and Gold box of Premium Die Sets.
Also for 2017, Redding is offering its Master Hunter die set for three additional cartridges. New this year are 22 Nosler, 33 Nosler and 6.5 Creedmoor. These new Master Hunter die sets include a full length sizing die coupled with the highly respected Redding competition seating die.
All hunters know that full length sizing is critical when a high stress follow up shot is needed in the real world of hunting situations. While neck sizing is fine for the range, hunting ethics demand that the hunter makes every effort to assure that his or her harvest is done with the greatest care for the animal. A stuck case or failure to properly feed can result in a long night of tracking or worse a wounded animal lost. The standard full length sizer also allows the use of all brands of cases that fit the SAAMI standard without the need to change bushings as would be required with the Type-S Match Full set.
This set can also be customized by adding a carbide expander, which puts less stress on the neck during expansion; and many believe improves concentricity. Plus, a custom shoulder bump can be achieved by using this set with Redding’s unique Competition Shellholders.
The Redding Competition Seating Die is recognized as a superior straight line, seating die that supports the case and controls the bullet for the best concentricity possible with the components used. The Competition Seating Die does not contain a crimp but today many premium, hunting bullets lack a crimp groove for a traditional roll crimp function.
Check with your dealer or consult the 2017 Redding catalog for a complete listing of calibers available in the Master Hunter Die Set series.