OT - C-H Armory Dies and RCBS Box

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OT - C-H Armory Dies and RCBS Box

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Having obtained a set of 7.62x51 (.308) dies on-line - I did some studying. Noted as "C-H Armory" dies, they are well built and little used dies by C-H Tool and Die when they were based in Owen, Wisconsin in (likely) 1960's. It bothered me that they were in a raggedy RCBS box - so borrowed some pics from the internet, shipping label paper and rebadged the RCBS Box. A fun diversion.
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Re: OT - C-H Armory Dies and RCBS Box

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Wow! Can you replace the decapping pin, are they available?
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Generally not too difficult to replace the decap pin. Most major manufacturers and suppliers have them.
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CH4D is still a going company, they are one of the few that still carry/make the odd parts for now gone names like Texan and Herters. There lead time is long but they have a good rep for od and custom die sets.
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I have a few other C-H dies and they are very nice. First set of dies in 1980 or so was 30.06 by Lachmiller Engineering - loaded a LOT of ammo with them. I enjoy finding the quality older makers equipment and really haave a hard time letting any of it go (sort of like GPA's!). The green box just bothered me so had to fix it. Hope to get to reloading with these late summer of early fall.
shaune509 wrote: Wed May 05, 2021 3:41 pm CH4D is still a going company, they are one of the few that still carry/make the odd parts for now gone names like Texan and Herters. There lead time is long but they have a good rep for od and custom die sets.
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