Just ordered a new rifle for my oldest son, went .243 and in Tikka T-3 Lite Stainless Synthetic,
Now, I'm not going to be BR shooting as I reload, but I have a feeling this may have the greatest potential for accuracy of any rifle I've loaded for, so thinking to maximize that potential.
So, while I'm waiting, I'm looking for "THE" reloading Die set to buy for .243,
Should I go State-of-the-art, or maybe not, as in, it could be overkill for my needs ??
Got online and found Redding Competition Neck Die Set, with Competition Seating Die, etc.
Holy Toledo, it's $204.95 !!!
Now, as much as I'd like to get the micrometer adjustment stuff, that's a third of the cost of the rifle.
So there's also Redding standard Neck sizer, seater, etc. for $35.50
Forster NS and Seat (labeled as bench rest) for $77.00
and RCBS Competition NS, Seat, And FL for $77
and what do you guys think of the body die,
(for 100% Neck Sizing vs. a Full Length die to be used only now and then ?)
Anybody who has gone for the "Competition," label for reloading dies and found either,
"Not that big a deal, Not worth the expense,?" or, "Yeah, ya gotta have 'em ?"
PS gonna go either Norma or Nosler for Brass, so kinda commited to excellence
anybody a BIG believer in Lapua, to the exclusion of these others?