Redding Type S – Match Full Die Set – .204 RUGER


Type S – Bushing Full sizing Die
Competition Seating Die

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Type S – Match Bushing Full Die Set

The Redding Type S – Match Bushing Full Die Set allows for precise control over case sizing and seating depth. The amount of resizing provided by conventional reloading dies has always been dictated by the manufacturing tolerances (SAAMI specifications) of the brass cartridge case itself. Reloading die manufacturers have been forced to design the neck diameter of their dies small enough to accommodate the thinnest possible brass and that can be as much as .008″ – .010″ smaller than the maximum cartridge dimensions typically shown in most reloading manuals. Since the majority of cases that the reloader is likely to encounter in the field are thicker than the minimum specifications that the dies were designed for, case necks are often resized excessively. It can be easily demonstrated that excessive resizing of the cartridge case quickly leads to stress distortion and concentricity problems. The Type S – Bushing Style Dies offer a simple solution to this age old problem.

Type S dies use interchangeable sizing bushings available in .001″ increments. These dies allow for enhanced concentricity as the resizing bushing can self-center on the case neck. When used in conjunction with Redding’s Competition Shellholder Set, Instant Indicator Tool, and Case Neck Concentricity Gauge the Type S – Match Bushing Full Die Set is capable of producing ammunition that exhibits minimum headspace and bullet runout while allowing for precise control over the bullet seating depth.

All dies are supplied without bushings. 

Competition Bullet Seating Die

This patented design quickly established itself as the “state of the art” in straight line bullet seaters and beat the concentricity problems inherent in all other seating dies of this type.

Tighter manufacturing tolerances were made possible due to the details of the floating seating stem system. The bullet guide to seating stem fit is so precise that the seating stem can actually be demonstrated to “float” on a column of air. The seating stem is precision ground to exactly match the bullet diameter.

Alignment and accuracy are enhanced by the cartridge case and bullet being completely supported and aligned in a close fitting, precision ground sleeve before the bullet seating begins.

The micrometer is calibrated in .001″ increments for precise seating depth and is infinitely adjustable. The micrometer also has a feature that allows you to re-set it to your favorite seating depth.

No seating die on the market is built to this level of precision. For ordering numbers see chart below.


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