In this 6.5 Guys Gear Update, we discuss a service offered by Forster Products to custom hone the neck diameter of their full length sizing dies to customer specifications. For more information go the Forster website at: https://www.forsterproducts.com/
What got us thinking about honed dies was this article. Based on our experience, a honed dies does reduce runout. If you are contemplating a new cartridge and are looking for dies, consider purchasing a honed die right away. There really isn’t a need to purchase a bushing die to determine the correct neck diameter. Instead, measure a loaded cartridge and share that measurement with Forster. They will hone the die .004″ under. This approach assumes the use of and expander ball or mandrel to set final neck tension.
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