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    Wilson arbor press dies

    I need to start asking who uses Wilson and such arbor press dies, and what the pros and cons are. Thanks in advance for your advice, and I'm talking 6BR mainly.
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    Re: Wilson arbor press dies

    I am a BIG fan of Wilson dies.

    The ONLY draw back (IMHO) is the need to FL size occasionally. Need a regular press and dies for that.
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    Re: Wilson arbor press dies

    Thank you for your input Apache. I waited to see if anyone else joined in, but not so far.
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    I use a Wilson seater in 20 VT. My loads routinely show less than .001 bullet runout.

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    Re: Wilson arbor press dies

    never checked run out with my .223 dies but im sure its pretty low. i like the sensitivity, you can really tell if your neck tension varies. I have never bumped shoulders on my .223 and after 8 or 9 firings i never noticed any differences. I would also recommend using a universal decapping die as it takes forever to do on an arbor press.
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    Re: Wilson arbor press dies

    Is there any advantage of using just the Wilson Bullet seater?
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    Re: Wilson arbor press dies

    The advantage with the wilson dies,is you do not contend with the play any screw- in die will have.When you set up a 7/8x14screw-in die,run the case into the die before locking it down.This helps center the die,both sizing and seating.The seating dies with a floating sleve help with alignment,ie Forster,Hornady,and some reddings,and RCBS.Check the runout and move the screw in dies around for minimal runout.Wilson straight line seating dies eliminates this problem.

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