Lee collet neck dies

300_Shooter

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Just wanted to know if anyone used the Lee collet neck die. I have always thought the Lee products were inferior, but I've heard good thinks at other forums about these dies. I'm looking to improve the bullet runout I'm presently getting.
 

Calif. Hunter

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I love mine! Longer brass life, no need to lube and better accuracy. It is best, though, to take Lee's suggestion about running the brass in once, rotating it 180 degrees and running it up again. That tends to center/true up the neck very well. You do have to make sure that you set up the die so that the handle of the press does not "toggle" over, but only goes partway down. You have to exert a fair amount of pressure to get the collet inside the die to close and size the neck. I have mine set up so the press handle only goes down about halfway. I know Dan will have other thoughts about necksizing belted cases, but I've had no problems.
 
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