55188 Redding Competition Seating Die 44-40 Winchester



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The Most Advanced Bullet Alignment Available

Since the introduction of our competition seating die for rifle calibers,we have been asked to provide the same features in a precision bullet seater for straight wall cartridges. Because of our strict design criteria it was only natural that this die would become part of our Competition Series.

Advanced Bullet Alignment

Our design criteria called for positive alignment between the bullet and cartridge case prior to bullet seating.

We developed a very unique way to intentionally bias the bullet into alignment. Here is how it works:

The precision fitting seating stem is allowed to move well down into the chamber of the die to accomplish early bullet contact. The spring loading of the seating stem provides the positive alignment bias between its tapered nose and the bullet ogive. This spring loading and bullet alignment are maintained as the bullet and cartridge case move upward until the actual seating of the bullet begins.

This new Advanced Bullet Alignment feature assures you of the straightest possible bullet alignment for handgun & straight wall rifle cartridges.

Micrometer Adjustment

The micrometer adjustment simplifies setting and recording bullet seating depth. By recording the micrometer setting of your favorite reloads you can return to that same overall length by simply “dialing it in”. Switching bullets and experimentation has never been easier. The micrometer is calibrated in .001” increments, is infinitely adjustable and has a “zero” set feature that allows you to set your favorite load to zero if desired.

Separate Crimp

Competition shooters are reloaders who know that superior reloads are produced when bullet crimping is performed as a separate operation from bullet seating. This is a no compromise die with no crimping capability provided. A superior crimp will be accomplished by using our “Profile Crimp” or “Taper Crimp” die.

Progressive Press Compatible

The new Competition Seating die for handgun calibers has been made compatible with all popular progressive reloading presses. The industry standard 7/8 -14 threaded die bodies have been slightly extended to allow full thread engagement of the lock ring. An oversize bellmouth chamfer with smooth radius has been added to the bottom of the die to ease case and bullet entry in progressive presses.

Additional information

Weight 0.40 lbs
Dimensions 6.00 × 4.50 × 1.80 in
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