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    Bushings

    Hey team, I've just changed from loading my 6.5x284 to 6.5x47 lapua. I've changed the bushing I have over (290) and don't have any neck tension. Obviously I need a bushing at least 2-3tho less.
    I cant find any Hornady bushings on any site here, are other bushings compatible with the Hornady Match dies?
    Any advice would be awesome.

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    Could someone confirm if this is in fact a hornady bushing, Iíve no reason to believe it isnít but it looks different than those being sold in the US🤷*♂️Name:  6A2D5743-6096-4FE7-B867-3E719B92A8CA.jpeg
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    With the ring around it it looks like an earlier Redding.

    Have you calculated your bushing required? Measure neck wall thickness (not always that accurate using a vernier) multiply by 2, add .264, take away 2 thou.
    That will get you pretry close.

    With my 6.5x47 using unturned Lapua I use a .287 bushing. So, your estimate of a couple of thou under .290 may be close. But, at the cost of bushings you need to measure and calculate to hopefully get the correct size first time.
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    What is the outer diameter of length of the bushing in the photo?

    According to Mr google Hornady bushing dies will take Redding or Wilson bushings.
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    I've found that yes the Hornady will take Redding or Wilson, so that solves a headache.
    I have measured as best I can with the tools I have and it seems the lapua 6.5x47 brass is a touch thinner than the 6.5x284. It's something I didn't consider. Lesson learnt

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    If your die is a Hornady, Steve's Wholesale has bushing 286 287 288 in stock I can supply them for $37.00 each plus postage they have one of each.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noswal View Post
    I've found that yes the Hornady will take Redding or Wilson, so that solves a headache.
    I have measured as best I can with the tools I have and it seems the lapua 6.5x47 brass is a touch thinner than the 6.5x284. It's something I didn't consider. Lesson learnt
    Looking at your bushing again I'd say it's a Hornady and the ring around it indicates that that end goes upper in the die.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shooternz View Post
    If your die is a Hornady, Steve's Wholesale has bushing 286 287 288 in stock I can supply them for $37.00 each plus postage they have one of each.
    Iíve just ordered a Redding 287 so with luck thatíll fit my die and workout for me. If not Iíll take you up on that👍
    Workshop didnít have any 288 in stock so I only ordered the one bushing.

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    The Lapua 6.5x47 measures 13tho neck wall thickness.
    Lapua 7-08 14tho
    Lapua 6.5x284 15tho
    Iíve learned a lot in the last 12mths but itís an endless process 😃

 

 

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