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    I just picked up a set of 308 Win RCBS dies. I thought I grabbed the 15501 FL die set but instead I grabbed the 15503 small base die set. Would someone please enlighten me as to the difference. I want to full length size my cases and I know this is not the correct set but what is the difference? Thanks TT

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    The small base dies are designed to size the case all the way down the casehead to the extractor groove, or rather as close as reasonably possible. The reason for the small base die is some autoloaders will have trouble fully closing the action on rounds that aren't sized in a small base die.

    You should have no problem with the dies, they should work just fine.

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    Thanks for the reply. I did do a little research on the small base set up and I will go ahead and keep them. Thanks again. TT

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