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    7 x 57 Improved

    Just bought what I thought was a 7 x 57, well that is what it said on the barrel. Upon firing it without any trouble I find the chamber is the Improved version, Anyone know anything about this round and where can I get dies for it. Any help would be appreciated.
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    I did some research into it a while back. Dies available ex USA - CH4D and Redding. I was talking to Dave Kiff about cutting a reamer for me. Was also talking to a chap in Auckland who had made his own dies with a reamer of some sort. Good luck, should be a beast.

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    @garyp you could probably get away with using Lee collet neck dies for a while, until you need to bump the shoulder from running them too hot. This round should give similar performance to the 280 with lighter bullets in the 120-140gr.

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    The original worked just fine, as Mr Bell amply demonstrated. I cant imagine this being much better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marty Henry View Post
    The original worked just fine, as Mr Bell amply demonstrated. I cant imagine this being much better.
    Wow, that's an inspiring comment.

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    have a chat to a gunsmith, they maybe able to "ackley" your existing 7x57 dies if they have the right reamer
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    For my 7mm08 AI and my 25/08IMP I just use Hornady neck dies and seating dies as they are not cal specific.

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