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    Full length bushing dies

    Ok dumb question… there are full length sizing dies that use interchangeable bushings to size the neck. I was doing some reading on 243 lbc, and one guy stated he used 6.5 grendel bushing dies with the correct bushing to make his cases? Is this a real thing or a load of horse hockey? Any input would be great. I have wanted several wildcats for years (22-243, 6-06, 22-06, maybe even 243-264 win mag). Any insight would be greatly appreciated .


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    I have no valid input on your question, I'm sorry. But... I do have a 22-243 Middlestead & bought a used die set (I'm not sure the brand but it's custom). It's an awesome cartridge. I'm pushing the 75gr ELD-M at 3400fps.


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    The bushings are used just for sizing the neck. You get different bushings based n the thickness of the case wall at the mouth. Each die is caliber specific. I’ve never swapped around different rounds in the same die.


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    Now that I read up on the round I guess it’s possible. Why not just shoot a 6.5 Grendel? What is going to be the benefit of the 243 lbc over what’s already available?


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    As long as the chamber dimensions are the same for the 2 different cartridges (not the neck obviously) then that is a very viable way to go.


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