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Posted: 1/25/2006 8:42:50 AM EDT
Who currently makes serviceable dies for reloading the .458 Socom? Have any other major manufacturers jumped on the bandwagon? I know that this topic has been covered before, but before I commit money to a new rifle project, I want to be sure that I can do some high-quality reloads. Has anyone reloaded Socom ammo on a pregressive press yet? I'm thinking of upgrading to a Hornady progressive.

I'm relatively new to this websight, and I've found that it's an invaluable tool to anyone interested in the AR-15/10 or AK. I will be building (or partially building) a Socom 20-inch rifle soon. I was overjoyed when I first learned of a semi-auto capable of shooting .458 diameter bullets! But I really want to get the reloading process going before I sink money into more firearms.....thanks in advance.
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 8:44:52 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/25/2006 8:46:16 AM EDT by SHIVAN]
Lee Or CH4D. I believe both outfits will need a phone call in order to confirm.

Graf & Sons had brass last I saw.

Read this thread:

www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=121&t=248294

Talk with Marty ter Weeme when you are done.
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 9:13:51 AM EDT
Thanks for the Information!
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 7:02:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SHIVAN:
Lee Or CH4D. I believe both outfits will need a phone call in order to confirm.

Graf & Sons had brass last I saw.

Read this thread:

www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=121&t=248294

Talk with Marty ter Weeme when you are done.



Try to drop in when I can. Work keeps getting in the way ....
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 5:22:38 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/28/2006 5:27:22 AM EDT by JEEPJERRYP7M8]
I used a Piggyback on my Rock Chucker and found it to be kind of a PITA so I added another Rock Chucker to the bench and a small Lee that gets used for bullet seating and crimping.
This is the only caliber that I reload, and all the dies stay set up. I feel that this gives me more control and is about as quick as a progressive. Just my .02
Also, I use Lee dies but the bullet seater that comes with them is wrong, you'll need one for a 44Mag. I think some here have had complaints with CH4D dies. The Lee dies are quite inexpensive if they are in stock, but you'll have to call them and ask. The web site dosen't list them.
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 5:26:45 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SHIVAN:
Lee Or CH4D. I believe both outfits will need a phone call in order to confirm.




I ordered dies from C-H about a month ago. Lee no longer has the dies and I don't think they plan on making anymore, anytime soon.
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 5:32:08 AM EDT
Lee charges a $150 set up fee. Thats for 1 set or 100 sets.
RCBS will make a set pretty reasonably if I remember right.
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