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    308 Winchester Dies

    I have been looking to buy a set of 308Win dies as of late. I have a question that I need answered.

    I will be using the dies to reload 307 Winchester, some of the die sets I have looked at say that they will reload both 307Win and 308Win, some of the die sets just say 308Win.

    My question is will all 308Win die sets load 307Win as well or do I need to buy a die set that says it will load both 308Win and 307Win?

    I think the only real difference between the two rounds is that 307Win is a rimmed cartridge and 308Win is a rimless cartridge.

    Thanks for your replies.

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    Yes, same thing.
    Shoulders and angles are all the same.
    Only differences are the rim and much thicker case walls on the 307.
    You just need to use a different shellholder.
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    I think that was the intent of the .307 design, just switch shell holders and treat as .308 with flat points/round noses for tube magazines.

    * Hornady manual says .308 dies and a #33 shell holder will work. Use .307 data as case capacity is slightly less than the .308.

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    Alright, thanks a lot you guys, there is a gun show happening next weekend and I will now keep my eye out as an informed buyer.

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    Lol, sorry.
    Don't blame me, I didn't vote for that clown. Oct 20, '15

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    I found for a lever action SB dies worked better for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenwp View Post
    I found for a lever action SB dies worked better for me.
    Yeah, my 30-30 model 94 needed a real squeeze to close, even with reloaded brass from the same gun. I checked everything I could think of. someone told me to get a set of Lee dies, saying those were Small Base (or at least more so than Lyman or RCBS)

    Chambering difficulty vanished completely

    As much as certain quarters like to drop deuce on Lee, the stuff rarely does wrong by me.
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